April 2014: An UpStand insulation board, installed vertically around the entire perimeter of roof, on the internal façade of the parapet, is the recommended solution to stop this cold bridging.
Steve Broadhurst, Technical Service Manager, Jablite says: “We have developed two new UpStand insulation boards to prevent cold bridging around the roof parapet.
“One is the Jablite High Performance (HP) UpStand Insulation Board which is available in a range of colours and is designed for use on roofs expecting a high level of pedestrian traffic – for example, penthouses, communal rooftop gardens and podiums.”
This new insulation product from Jablite has a protective skin to resist UV degradation and withstand frost, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations to maintain a long-lasting aesthetic appeal.
“The second one,” continues Steve “is the Jablite UpStand Insulation Board that is designed for roofs where only minimal pedestrian traffic is expected – i.e. for maintenance and mechanical work. These are a cost effective option and do not have the aesthetic appeal of the HP UpStand boards.
“Both of Jablite’s new UpStand insulation boards are guaranteed to provide the excellent thermal performance of all Jablite insulation and will prevent cold bridging around the roof perimeter.”
“They are lightweight and easy to handle and to install on site. And, both will complement and work with our existing range of insulation for inverted roofs.
“All of which are BBA certified and can be specified to a 1mm accuracy, including our latest addition – a tapered insulation for inverted roofs,” adds Steve.
For a 41 second overview of Jablite UpStand boards, watch our video on YouTube