Icynene is a high performance, spray-foam insulation that expands 100-fold when applied, sealing all gaps service holes and hard to reach spaces where air leakage can occur. It eliminates cold bridging and achieves airtightness standards in excess of those required even for Passivhaus-type construction.
Air leakage accounts for a high proportion of the heat loss from a building and often has a greater impact on the thermal performance than thermal conductivity through walls and roof planes. Icynene has an open cell structure and soft yielding texture. This not only provides outstanding insulation properties, but also allows the building to breath naturally, resisting internal condensation. This is particularly important when insulating heritage-type buildings.
Icynene achieves insulation performance well in excess of the U-values required under the Building Regulations and helps meet the sustainability and zero-carbon targets faced by housebuilders.
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