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Building Products October 2017

COMPANY NEWS | SHOWCASE SHOWCASE COMPANY NEWS The Energy Saving Trust is an independent and impartial organisation which promotes energy efficiency across the domestic housing sector, helping consumers save energy in their homes. EST also provides advice, research and consultancy services to help consumers, businesses, governments and communities achieve sustainable use of energy. Icynene provides a 25-year warranty for all its insulation products and as well as carrying EST Approval, Foamlite is also BBA Certified. OCTOBER 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 79 Foam insulation system energises the market Spray foam insulation from Icynene has achieved the Energy Saving Trust EST approval for its Icynene Foamlite system. Icynene Foamlite is a spray applied insulation system developed for use in wall, roof and underfloor applications where high levels of insulation and air tightness are required. When applied, Icynene Foamlite expands 100-fold within the first few seconds, sealing all gaps, service holes and hard to reach spaces completely eliminating cold bridging. Icynene Foamlite can be applied directly to breathable and nonbreathable roof membranes without the need for an air gap. Because the foam has a soft, opencell structure it allows the free passage of moisture vapour, allowing buildings to breathe naturally. It also means that roof timbers in contact with the foam will not “sweat” and promote mould growth. Paddy Leighton, Icynene UK managing director, said: “Winning EST approval is a robust process and a huge achievement for Icynene and we are delighted to have our products recognised for their high performance” Online tool delivers accurate results for tiling specifications www.icynene.co.uk A self-adhering vapour permeable air barrier from A. Proctor Group, certified by the BBA, has exceeded the latest fire safety tests applicable to building products used in construction. Wraptite was extensively tested and achieved the highest classification for a polypropylene membrane of its type. The product was subjected to two separate tests: BS EN ISO 11925- 2:2010 Ignitability of building products subjected to direct impingement of flame – Part 2 Single-flame source test, and to BS EN 13823:2010 Building Products excluding floorings exposed to the thermal attack��by a single burning item. Iain Fairnington, technical director for A. Proctor Group said: “BS EN 13823:2010 evaluates the performance of products in relation to heat��and smoke production, lateral flame spread and the presence of flaming droplets or particles. Under these test conditions Wraptite achieves a Class B-s1-d0 rating, the highest possible for a polypropylene membrane. This classification gives specifiers absolute confidence in the membranes performance in the event of fire.” Wraptite has received BBA certification for use in both roofs and in walls behind rain screen cladding. www.proctorgroup.com The latest introduction to the Saint-Gobain Weber catalogue is WeberSpec, an online tool that allows architects and specifiers to create up-to-date and technically accurate tiling specifications. Once registered, a project brief is required with prompts to enter specific fields. A full M40 specification to NBS standards is automatically generated, including all necessary components and ancillaries. The M40 specification is saved in the account which can be accessed at a later date or amended if necessary. This specification is supported by British Standard BS 5385. Tracey Dempster, head of marketing, Saint-Gobain Weber, said: “To support WeberSpec, we have also introduced a new RIBA-Assessed CPD: Floor Tiling onto Calcium Sulphate Screeds. This is a subject frequently raised by architects, contractors and applicators with our technical team.” The aim of the CPD is to assist in the design and specification process. By identifying potential problems and how to avoid them, specifiers will learn to understand the key considerations when detailing tiling work on anhydrite screeds and meeting industry standards. This 30 minute CPD can be presented by Saint-Gobain Weber’s specification team either on site or at a clients’ office. www.weberspec.co.uk Air barrier membrane surpasses fire safety tests


Building Products October 2017
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