Insulation remains one of the most efficient ways to make your property energy-efficient and save on energy costs due to additional heating and cooling. Insulation keeps the desired temperature indoors, protecting it against cold and excess heat. It is also effective in reducing noise pollution.
Various factors influence the final performance and energy-savings of insulation, including the type of insulation required, the property size and building structure. It is important to note that different materials and applications meet different insulation needs: wall, floor, roof, windows and doors insulations.
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a material which is used extensively in the building and construction industry as insulation due to its durability and safety properties. In this blog, we look at three of the most important types of insulations using EPS.
Walls lose around 30% to 40% of heat if not properly insulated. There are two ways to insulate walls, depending on the wall type. In cavity wall insulations, the insulator is inserted in the gap between the inner and outer leaf if there is a cavity in the wall. Solid wall insulation applies externally (outside) or internally (inner building) if walls have no cavity inside them.
Need wall insulation? Isowall manufactures and installs structural insulated panels for wall, roofing and cladding. We use EPS sheets for thermal insulation. The Isolite EPS range insulates walls, roofs and floors. For cavity wall insulation, we recommend the Isolite EPS range with an ideal 15 density.
Iso-Lam provides a clean surface that is completely washable, contains no glue or toxics gases, and is safe to specify for use in food-processing areas. Over the past 10 years, 40mm thick Iso-Lam insulation has become the most popular specification for ceilings in the Isolite product range. With an R-value of 1.1 and a unique installation method, Iso-Lam is rapidly becoming the preferred ceiling system for all thermal insulation applications.
Roofs without insulation account for approximately 25% of heat loss. Roof insulation can be executed preferably immediately under the roof or above the ceiling of the top storey. EPS insulation is effective in reducing the thermal transmittance in both flat and pitched roof applications. It is also moisture resistant and retains its thermal properties.
Need roof insulation? Isowall Group offers two type of roof insulation: Isolam Ceiling Panels and Isowall DPR sandwich panels.
Isolite produces Isolam Ceiling Panels as insulation for roofs and ceiling, made of 15 density fire retardant EPS to which a layer of 125 micron and fire retardant PVC foil is laminated at a high temperature for excellent thermal properties.
Isowall DPR is an insulated roof panel comprising of a galvanised pre-painted steel sheet laminated on the top, with a plain sheet of steel on the bottom (to a core of any thickness). This makes an all-encompassing insulated roof panel.
Floor insulation can usually be applied under the concrete floor surface to keep heat inside the home. A substantial amount of heat, as much as 20%, is lost through an un-insulated slab, resulting in cold and uncomfortable floors. The most common EPS insulation is used on a concrete sub-floor or as a floating screed.
Need floor insulation? Isolite manufactures EPS as insulation for walls, roofs and floors. We recommend the Isolite EPS range with 24 density for floor insulation.