Beamshield Thermal Performance
Changes to Approved Document L (ADL) were implemented in October 2010. Houses designed to the previous regulations will require radical changes in order to meet the required carbon dioxide emission reductions. A minimum reduction of 25% in CO2 emissions is required for the whole building.
The limiting U-value for the ground floor is 0.25 W/m2K. However U-values as low as 0.07 W/m2K can be achieved with Beamshield Plus.
To ensure compliance, ‘as designed’ and ‘as built’ SAP calculations are required for new dwellings or SBEM calculations for buildings other than dwellings.
Health & Safety
The units are not designed for foot traffic and where access is required timber beams should be used. The product is chemically inert and requires no special treatment
Using Beamshield Plus in a suspended ground floor is an effective alternative to a Beam & Block construction. The system consists of:
- Pre-stressed concrete T Beams
- Beamshield Plus insulation units
- Concrete screed or self-levelling/ self-compacting screed with mesh or polypropylene fibres
Thermal Conductivity: 0.030 W/m.K (Platinum) 0.038 W/m.K (White)
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|Panel Width (top face) (mm)||540||270||300||300|