Building Insulation

There are many types of products that provide thermal and acoustic insulation to the fabric of a building. The choice of material depends upon application – roof/wall/floor and the performance required.

There are four generic types:

  • Man Made Mineral Fibre – Glass Wool and Stone Wool
  • Foil-Faced Foam Boards
  • Expanded and Extruded Polystyrene
  • Multi Foils

Man-made mineral fibre (MMMF) embraces both glass wool and stone wool. It is used in roof, wall, and floor applications within masonry, timber and steel frame construction for thermal, acoustic, and fire protection insulation.

PIR and Phenolic boards are used widely for thermal insulation in construction. For roof, walls and floors their low (good) thermal conductivity provides high levels of insulation with reduced thickness.

Manufacturers meet performance specifications that are broadly similar.

There are two grades of Polystyrene used in the construction industry: Expanded – EPS and Extruded - XPS

Extruded polystyrene (XPS) has a high compressive strenth, which makes it idea for load bearing applications in roofing and flooring.

Multifoil insulation is engineered to target radiation, conduction, and convection. It is comprised of layers of materials that keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Multi foil is relatively thin and ideal for installation alone or within a build-up of other insulation materials.

Quick, clean and easy to install, even the thinnest multifoil insulation boast low U-Values for roofs, wall and floors.