RELIABLE LONG LASTING HARDCORE REPLACEMENT
Key Features of Jabcore Classic
- Permanent insulation for the lifetime of the building
- Easy to handle
- Can be cut to fit with a sharp knife
- Rot proof and durable
- Available with flame retardant additive
- Manufactured from EPS (expanded polystyrene)
- EPS has an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide to Specification
Ordering Jabcore Classic
Jabcore Classic is supplied as EPS 70 and 100 as defined in BS EN 13163. Other densities are available on request.
Standard board size is 1800 x 1200mm.
Standard thicknesses are 75, 100 and 150mm with other thicknesses up to 300mm available to orderRelevant Applications Sign up for our Newsletter
Jabcore Premium and Classic are used to replace conventional hardcore in domestic ground floor constructions.
Jabcore acts as a lightweight filler material that is used to insulate the concrete slab to satisfy U-value requirements.
The application will determine the grade of Jabcore needed for your project. Jabcore 100 can be used when heavier floor loadings are expected.
SUSTAINABILITY AND JABLITE INSULATION PRODUCTS
Jablite Insulation and the Code for Sustainable Homes
The Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code) is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes. The Code aims to reduce our carbon emissions and create homes that are more sustainable. It applies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
A copy of the Code can be found here.
CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES, CATEGORY 3: MATERIALS
Mat 01: Environmental Impact of Materials
Jablite insulation products are made from EPS (expanded polystyrene) which has an A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide*.
*The BRE Green Guide to Specification provides you with easy-to-use guidance on how to make the best environmental choices when selecting construction materials and components.
Environmental rankings: A+ represents the best environmental performance and E the worst environmental impact.
CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES, CATEGORY 6: POLLUTION
Jablite Insulation has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 5 and an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of zero.
The blowing agent used during manufacture is pentane which has zero ODP and a GWP of less than 5.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and in the measurement of a building's environmental performance. BREEAM enables developers, designers and building managers to demonstrate the environmental credentials of their buildings to clients, planners and other parties,
You can find out more about BREEAM here
BREEAM, MATERIAL 04 INSULATION
In this category, the specified aim of BREEAM is to “recognise and encourage the use of thermal insulation which has a low embodied environmental impact relative to its thermal properties and has been responsibly sourced.”
It is a pre-requisite of BREEAM that any new insulation specified for use within the following building elements must be assessed:
1. External walls
2. Ground floor
Jablite insulation products are made from EPS which has been given an A+ rating by the BRE.
The calculation of embodied impact relative to thermal performance is a function of the material volume (for each build), its BRE Green Guide Rating and its thermal conductivity.
The thermal conductivity of our products is available on both the product packaging and on relevant product technical datasheets which can be found on this website.
Jablite insulation products are manufactured in factories which are ISO 14001 certified and Jablite purchases raw material from suppliers who are ISO 14001 certified.
Key Process (Insulation Manufacture)
ISO 14001: Certificate Number EMS 559414
Supply Chain Processes (supply of materials for end products)
Certificate Number NL 007629-1
Jablite Insulation and the Environment
Jablite insulation products are 100% recyclable. We collect waste from building projects and recycle it.
Our manufacturing process
All Jablite insulation products are manufactured at sites with ISO 14001 certification.
Steam is the main ingredient used in the manufacture of Jablite insulation. The water consumption is low because the water is clean and can be re-used many times in the process.
No solid waste is generated during the manufacturing; any broken or faulty parts that do not pass our stringent quality control standards can be broken up and re-introduced into the process.
Jablite insulation products do not contain and are not manufactured using any substances which are controlled under Montreal or Kyoto Protocols.
Efficient use of natural resources
Jablite insulation products are 98% air and therefore extremely resource efficient. The lightweight nature of Jablite insulation means that less fuel is used when transporting from factory to building site.
Jablite insulation products are made from expanded polystyrene (EPS), a plastic that is obtained from oil. In Europe, the percentage of oil used in manufacturing EPS is 0.1%.
The monomer styrene has been manufactured for more than 70 years and is used in a wide range of products.
Styrene exists naturally and can be found in many foodstuffs including strawberries, beans, nuts, beer, wine, coffee beans and cinnamon.
Pentane, a non-CFC expansion agent is used to expand polystyrene granules into the cellular structure that makes the production of EPS possible.
Pentane is a slightly volatile liquid in the same chemical family as methane, ethane, propane and butane and is continually being formed in natural processes in the digestive systems of animals and the decomposition of vegetables. It is not considered a substance harmful to health by European health authorities.
Pentane does not contain chlorine and therefore does not harm the ozone layer.
No CFC’s (chloroflourocarbons) or HCFC’s (hydrochloro-fluorocarbons) are used in the manufacture of EPS.