Jablite is the UK's largest producer of EPS products for insulation and civil engineering applications

Jabfloor goes back to college

Introduction

Jabfloor insulation from Jablite was chosen to provide the required thermal performance for two new buildings at Suffolk New College in Ipswich. Main contractor MAN Construction specified the expanded polystyrene insulation from Jablite as it met their needs for being easy to install, durable and cost-effective.

Jabfloor  100 was chosen at 25mm thick to suit the engineer’s exact specifications for thermal performance. This was a large project with one building 4,500m² in size and the other was 2,500m².

 

"Many contractors choose EPS (expanded polystyrene) as it is so easy to work with as well as being reliable for the long term. Jablite products are also recognised for their excellent insulative properties, giving contractors and developers the confidence that thermal performance is guaranteed. Jablite insulation is helping contractors to achieve lower U-values as part of providing a more energy efficient building design."

Job details
Job Construction of two new academic buildings
Contractor MAN Construction
Site Suffolk New College, Ipswich

Product details
Core product Jabfloor Type 100
Thickness 25mm
Flooring areas 4,500m² and 2,500m²

When MAN Construction was assessing insulation options for the flooring in two new buildings at Suffolk New College in Ipswich, it soon realised that Jablite’s EPS solution, Jabfloor  100, was going to tick all the right boxes.

With building regulation requirements becoming ever tighter, contractors need to be able to meet ever-more-stringent U-value requirements through high performance insulation. Due to its closed cell structure, consisting of 98% air, EPS has a very low thermal conductivity, which is ideal for improving the energy performance of a building.

Colin Dunkley, Construction Sales Manager for Jablite, explains: “Many contractors choose our insulation as it is so easy to work with as well as being reliable for the long term. Our products are also recognised for their excellent insulative properties, giving contractors and developers the confidence that thermal performance is guaranteed. Our insulation is helping contractors to achieve lower U-values as part of providing a more energy efficient building design.”

Jabfloor is available in a variety of thicknesses to suit individual building requirements. It is so versatile, it can be used below a sand or cement screed, above a concrete slab, precast suspended concrete floor or beam and block floor system.

With the increasing pressure to create buildings that meet thermal performance and sustainability requirements, Jabfloor is a popular choice with developers and contractors looking for simple and effective ways to meet Building Regulations.

Jabfloor is part of the Jablite family, which is one of the leading brands of expanded polystyrene insulation (EPS) products  used in the construction industry. The Jablite range of insulation products requires no specialist skills or equipment for installation and can be cut to fit over any pipework, where necessary.

The fact that EPS contains air and not a gaseous compound means that its insulative performance will not deteriorate over time. Expanded polystyrene is also non-toxic and biologically inert and will remain stable for the lifetime of the building. As part of meeting sustainability requirements, EPS is one of the most sustainable types of insulation, with zero global warming potential and zero ozone depletion potential.

Jabfloor is easy to install, lightweight, and is resistant to moisture

Jabfloor Classic is high performance insulation used to insulate floors in domestic and commercial buildings. It is:

  • Easy to install
  • Lightweight
  • Resistant to moisture
  • Durable
  • Flood proof
  • Excellent compression properties
  • Can be used above or below a damp-proof membrane
  • Available with flame retardant
  • Manufactured from EPS (expanded polystyrene)
  • EPS has an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide to Specification

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