Insulation Bead Not Insulation Boards

Insulation Bead Not Insulation Boards

For a long time, people have used the tried and tested method of installing boards in new builds. Well, we believe that the solution is simpler, so you should review your methods. You may have heard of insulation bead before, but do you know about their many advantages? There is an array of reasons you might want to use these bead, rather than boards. 

When you decide to take the obvious switch to our tried and tested insulation product, you will see that it save you time and money. Let's take a look at some of the real advantages that Ecosilver offer you.

Reduced build time

Of course, one of the biggest problems with using insulation boards is the fact that it can take a long time. There is no denying the fact that the boards can be tricky to install as well as time consuming and space is required to store boards on site. If you want to meet your deadline, you have to look for a different solution. 

When you use insulation bead, you will see that you can cut your build time down in a dramatic way. You can inject the bead into the cavity once the wall construction is complete. That means that you can fast track your building and insulate the walls at any point during the project. The installation process is as simple and straightforward as it can be.

Beneficial in bad weather

When the harsh weather comes, you can be sure that the beads will still stay strong. When you inject the bead into the cavity, you will see that they perform better over the lifetime of the property. The performance of insulation bead will see your home warm in winter and cool in summer.  

Reduced wastage

Of course, when you use foam, wool or even boards, there is a whole lot of waste. This problem is a massive drawback. We all know that other insulation materials can be quite expensive. When a great deal of the material goes to waste, though, you might wonder if it was worth your time at all. 

When you use insulation bead, though, you will never have that problem. All you have to do is inject the bead into the walls for the best results. When using this product the amount installed is only the amount required there is nothing left over.

Fills the entire cavity

When looking at installing insulation bead versus board on site, often you will find that boards are not fitted as well as bead are installed. With drastic weather changes and manual labour on site, the chances are bead installation goes far more smoothly and effectively. As with board you are exposed to the product not being fitted exactly to requirements.  

EPS bead is the most efficient way to ensure that your home is warm throughout the winter months. When you invest in this product, you invest in the future of your home.

 

Ecosilver is BBA Certified

The BBA has awarded this Certificate to Ecosilver for Ecosilver insulation bead for use in external masonry walls up to and including 12 metres in height, with nominal cavity widths not less than 50mm, in new and existing domestic and non-domestic buildings.

Ecosilver BBA Accredition Ecosilver BBA Accredition (click to view)

Ecosilver bead may also be used in buildings over 12 metres in height where a height restriction waiver has been issued by the Certificate holder.

Ecosilver has a declared thermal conductivity value of 0.035 Wm–1K–1


Table 1 Example cavity wall U values(1) — existing/retained walls

Cavity width/insulation
thickness (mm) 
13mm dense plaster (2)
100 mm dense block (3) 
Plasterboard on dabs
100 mm AAC block (4) 
50 0.55 0.39
75 0.40 0.31
100 0.32 0.25
125 0.26 0.21

(1)Assumes fixings correction for fully-penetrating mild steel fixings (50 W·m–1·K–1) at 2.5 per m2 with cross-sectional area of 12.5 mm2, nominal U value and 102 mm thick brick outer leaf. 

(2)Plaster thermal conductivity of 0.57 W·m–1·K–1. 

(3)Block and mortar thermal conductivity of 1.13 W·m–1·K–1 and 0.88 W·m–1·K–1 respectively. 

(4Block and mortar thermal conductivity of 0.12 W·m–1·K–1 and 0.88 W·m–1·K–1 respectively.

2 Example cavity wall U values(1) — new buildings

U Value requirement
(W·m–2·K–1)
13mm dense plaster (2)
100 mm dense block (3) 
Plasterboard on dabs
100 mm AAC block (4) 
0.18 175 155
0.19 170 100
0.25 125 95
0.26 120 90
0.27 115 90
0.30 105 80
0.35 90 60

(1)Assumes fixings correction for fully-penetrating stainless steel fixings (17 W·m–1·K–1) at 2.5 per m2 with cross-sectional area of 12.5 mm2, nominal U value and 102 mm thick brick outer leaf.

(2) Plaster thermal conductivity of 0.57 W·m–1·K–1.

(3) Block and mortar thermal conductivity of 1.13 W·m–1·K–1 and 0.88 W·m–1·K–1 respectively.

(4) Block and mortar thermal conductivity of 0.12 W·m–1·K–1 and 0.88 W·m–1·K–1 respectively.


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