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What's new in insulation

Bere Architects\' Mayville Community Centre


Increasing energy-efficiency requirements are calling for greater levels of insulation. This has implications for both new-build and retrofit projects, and each hold different complications and opportunities. This month we look at how the regulations affect what products architects are specifying.



Costs: Insulation

Get all warm and cosy with your estimating! Here, Neil Barnett, resource cost services manager of BCIS, the Building Cost Information Service of the RICS, provides the latest sample cost breakdowns for various types of heat and sound insulation products

StudioKAP materials board

Products: Linsiadar House

A selection of the products specified for StudioKAP’s Linsiadar House

Thermafleece Hemp

Natural insulation materials

Natural insulation materials such as hemp, sheep’s wool and fl ax are becoming widely recognised for their sustainability. A growing concern for the environment, alongside a need to reduce the energy consumption of built stock, has resulted in a fl ourishing market for these materials.

Insulation news

Ian Macdonald

Timber frame home trials insulation combinations

An architectural technologist from Aberdeen has trialled different insulation methods for his low carbon home