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  1. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber

    I went to see my mate at the weekend he is involved in converting an old barn & they where using this insulation stuff, it consisted of multiple layers of foil, fibre & foam. Not sure what it is called but I guess fully expanded it was around 60mm thick but the claim is that it replaces 140mm (2x 70mm) of Celotex.
    Is this true??
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  2. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Seen it used in loft conversions but not had anything to do with it.
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  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Space blanket super efficient
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  4. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    On a purely personal note I'd not touch it. I'd always fit a physical barrier like Celotex or Kingspan as it can be made to fit properly leaving no gaps. I just cannot see how this stuff can be installed in the same way as fixing it compresses if from 60mm to 3 or whatever.
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  5. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Has its uses but very expensive the building company I work for use it in their extensions projects above joists on glass fibre decked flat roofs , tears easy and does not like a heat source near it. Cheers kop
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  6. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber

    I think it was the fact that it was easier to fit into the very uneven spaces between the wooden frame that it was chosen Dave but take your point about compression. They cut it larger than the required width & then folded the cut side out so the uncut edge was fixed tight against the uprights on each side, if that make sense. The builder is a good'n but just wondered, thanks for the feed back.
    So it seems to be a form of space blanket (which I have never seen from the inside & had forgotten about) thanks Shaun, but just a heaver weight version, I don't think this would tear easy & I didn't get me lamp out KOP. :)
    Thanks again
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  7. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    Got a brand name?
  8. bogrodder

    bogrodder Plumber GSR

    Ahhh, tri-iso10. I read a case study years ago and in a nutshell... not as good as it seems.
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  9. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    Just like so many shiny new things that come on to the market then...
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  10. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    I'd like to be the exception that proves your rule Chuck ;)
  11. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    We see what you did there .
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  12. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    No flies on you Duchess ;)
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  13. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    And there was me thinking this was a post about a diet..;)
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  14. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    Ppppersonally I like a lot of Ps :)
  15. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Then you are in the right place
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