The A. Proctor Group Ltd, based in Blairgowrie Perthshire are pleased to announce that they have received the BRE certificate for Spacetherm®-F (Fermacell) and Lining PP (Plasterboard).

The innovative thin insulation is approved for wall and ceiling applications as a laminate bonded to either Fermacell or plasterboard. The certificate shows examples of typical U values and Condensation Risk analysis in a variety of wall and roof applications, using insulation as thin as 9mm.

The thin laminate board is creating a lot of interest in many applications but especially on Hard to Treat walls, such as the solid wall widely seen in social housing refurbishments. The thin insulant allows landlords to refurbish their houses in a regular maintenance programme with minimal effect on the useable internal floor space. The upgrading of solid walls is a constant difficulty due to the fact that they cannot benefit from cavity wall insulation injection. Whilst being an effective way to insulate homes, External wall insulation systems can prove costly whilst often not being a viable option due to owner occupiers in adjoining properties and often effect the external aesthetics of the dwelling. If you are faced with any of the afore mentioned restrictions when deciding on how to thermally upgrade a property then you may wish to consider Spacetherm®.

Spacetherm®-F has received approval from Ofgem under the government run CERT programme and is eligible for funding through British Gas.

The unique high performance aerogel insulation (with a k-factor of 0.013W/mK) used in Spacetherm®-F panels combined with the robustness and durability of Fermacell gypsum board and the speed and flexibility of the direct fix method allows properties to be upgraded speedily and with minimum inconvenience to occupiers.

The energy savings resulting from the dramatically improved thermal performance of the envelope and the advantages to occupier comfort of the warmer internal surfaces will not only improve the tenants day to day life but will also make a significant contribution to progress meeting the Decent Homes standard.

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