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October 18, 2016

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Lime Vs Cement Based Renders


We often get asked why our renders are lime and not cement based. People query why breathability matters if you’re rendering on to impervious materials and why you'd pay more for no clear benefitWe supply Baumit renders because they are lime based, technically very good and high quality.

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September 29, 2016

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Using wood fibre to insulate church roofs and other historical buildings


Over the last few years we’ve had an increasing number of architects involved in the repair and renovation of ecclesiastical buildings, contact us for help with insulating church roofs. More have become aware that foam based insulation boards with low or no vapour permeability can cause problems in the longer term for historical roof timbers.
 

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September 29, 2016

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The problem of ventilation and flat roofs


We often speak to architects who struggle to effectively detail flat roof structures, either as part of a pitched roof or as a separate flat roof, because of the issue with ventilation. Generally, flat roof constructions using wood fibre insulation can be constructed without any ventilation so long as an intelligent vapour control membrane is fitted to the interior.

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September 13, 2016

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How to install frameless windows into an insulation system

When installing windows, particularly windows with no visible fixed frame such as Velfac windows, it's really important to get the detailing correct. Few manufacturers seem to offer details for awkward junctions such as sill corners which can lead to poor or leaking installations. We regularly get asked how to detail windows when installing our insulation systems so we’ve put together some key points...

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August 09, 2016

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The importance of using external wall insulation materials that are strong, durable and robust, pre-installation

One area that is sometimes overlooked whilst on site is the weather tolerance of the materials being used. The UK is well known for it’s high rainfall and for it’s ability to surprise, at any time of the year. We believe that when building, materials should be robust enough to withstand the weather and being handled by installers.

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July 20, 2016

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How do I internally insulate an old building?

Can you suggest any materials for internal insulation of an old building?

For internal insulation you could use our UdiIN or UdiINRECO systems which are both wood fibre insulation board based system that are fixed to the interior of the walls to insulate.

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July 20, 2016

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Introducing a wood fibre insulation board specifically designed for uneven surfaces

How does UdiRECO compare to Polystyrene or PIR boards?

The 80mm UdiRECO board has an overall conductivity of 0.044 W/m2K so would be equivalent to 60mm of grey EPS or around 40mm of PIR. However, neither of the other two are able to manage moisture...

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