Cornwall LivingIssue #94
Foam in construction
With the promise of a new decade ahead of us, now is a great time to think about using spray foam insulation for your construction project.
One of the most versatile insulation methods currently available in the UK and Europe, over the last few years, spray foam insulation has only continued to grow in popularity. Its performance, speed of application and durability outperform just about every type of traditional, pre-manufactured alternative.
“Spray foam offers this in abundance, without the need to seal and tape joints”
If you’re embarking on a new construction project, Richard Yeo, Managing Director of ThermoFoam stresses the importance of using a professional and experienced contractor to take care of the insulation. “This can help to alleviate numerous problems,” he explains, “not least the ever-increasing thermal requirements in the form of U-Value targets.”
Whereas many traditional forms of insulation may require an air-gap, spray foam is applied in-situ, directly to the substrate, leaving no room for condensation to form. This helps to save space in your roof rafters or wall studs, reducing the cost of structural materials.
What’s more, with airtightness now a vital consideration on all new build projects, Richard continues: “Spray foam offers this in abundance, without the need to seal and tape joints.” For new build projects that are curved or of unusual shapes, it’s almost impossible to insulate effectively with any form of pre-manufactured insulation. With spray foam, however – because it’s installed as a liquid which expands to fill a void – such obstacles are easily overcome.
Having carried out many different installations for a range of clients across the Duchy, Richard and the ThermoFoam team can confidently say that there are few other insulation solutions that can save significant time and allow you to stick to project deadlines quite like spray foam. Spray foam offers true speed and efficiency, with most new build homes being insulated in just a single day. In comparison to pre-manufactured insulation such as fibre-based, or rigid PIR (which can take several days, or even weeks, to install), spray foam allows you to move forward with your project, almost immediately.
If you’re embarking on a new construction, be it for your own dream home or for a commercial project, the benefits of spray foam really do speak for themselves, so why not give ThermoFoam a call?
"Spray foam offers this in abundance, without the need to seal and tape joints"