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Thermotec Construction Joint fill is a closed cell polyethylene foam expansion construction joint filler specifically designed for use in brick and block work, isolation joints, hinge joints, deck slabs, retaining walls, reservoirs, subways, bridges, basement structures, sewage treatment works, water channels and culverts.
Thermotec Construction Debonding Foam is a high quality LDPE closed cell foam of 55kg/m³ density used as a debonding foam on reinforcing steel. This product will protect against corrosion and minimise vibration during fabrication. It delivers impressive compression characteristics and is moisture resistant.
Nuwave™ Impact Foam for floors and walls drastically reduces noise transmission in commercial and multi-residential buildings. This product has energy absorbing foam and sound barrier composites and is available for timber and concrete floors and walls. Exceeding the BCA impact isolation benchmark by a large margin. It is an ideal acoustic solution for your project.
Kingspan Kooltherm® K10 FM Soffit Board is a super high performance, fibre-free rigid thermoset insulation core. Manufactured without the use of CFCS / HCFCs.
Thermotec Expansion Joint Pipe Sleeve is manufactured from closed cell low density polyethylene foam. The product is manufactured in a range of sizes and has excellent compression and recovery properties.
Welding Blanket Is a Vermiculite treated Glass Cloth – Weld Block. It is used to protect surrounding areas when welding sparks are a fire hazard. The mineral based aqueous dispersion treatment provides a coating of platelets which at high temperatures meld to protect the glass fibres from a direct heat source, for example the cloth will hold molten metal at temperatures up to 1000 C long enough for it to cool and solidify. After exposure to such a temperature the cloth will have embrittled locally.
The thermal performance of a batt is dependent on the thickness. If you have an R 3.0 batt at 175mm thickness this will not fit into a 75mm or 90mm thickness wall stud. Compression of the batt will result in loss of thermal rating and can exert undue pressure on the wall cladding.
Insulation is rated on either its thermal or acoustic value. If a thermal batt is rated at R3.0 for example, there is no difference in performance whether it is polyester or glass wool. It is rather a personal or a financial choice.
The polyester is not suitable as it wraps around the fixing screws required for installation.
If you have a timber stud frame, you must use a breather foil or breathable building membrane. For a steel framed home a 6.5mm foil faced foam product with an R value of R0.2 must be used in order to satisfy the thermal bridging requirements. There are 6.5mm products in the market that do not meet these standards so choose carefully.