Low U-values

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The Government published the consultation on the Future Homes and Building Standards last month. John Duckworth, Director of Commercial Sales, Deceuninck, argues that while at face value notional u-values have stayed the same, the ramifications for housing providers may be far reaching.

Reflective membrane enables low U-values and material cost savings

Protect Membranes, UK producer of roofing and construction membranes, has introduced Protect TF InterFoil, a CE marked, highly reflective insulating breather membrane designed for use within a timber frame wall panel to enhance its overall thermal performance. Ideally suited to offsite and modular construction, Protect TF InterFoil features a low emissivity, vapour permeable reflective surface, using the tried and tested technology of TF200 Thermo, which can be installed either side of the insulation in conjunction with a 20mm air cavity. This means the building developer and fabricator can move from more expensive rigid high density boards to fibrous or EPS insulants without increasing panel sizes, thereby achieving material cost savings.