"An innovative solution for modern buildings"
It's unrealistic to expect a single product to address all the problems posed by modern buildings. However, by using Low-E® Insulation as part of a combination system you can meet high R-value requirements, address condensation risk and air leakage. Low-E® Insulation increases thermal performance and reduces life-cycle running costs, by tackling issues which have been previously unaddressed by bulkier insulation products.
Make Low- E® Insulation part of your next project and see why Low- E® is fast becoming the world’s favourite brand of Reflective Insulation.
You’ve heard of Low E glass? Make Low- E® Insulation part of your next project and see why it’s fast becoming the world’s favourite brand of Reflective Insulation. Although well insulated, timber frame buildings can suffer from un-controlled air movement which can account for up to 50% of heat loss. Low-E® works as a complete air infiltration and vapour barrier, while also boosting thermal performance and reducing thermal bridging.
- Quicker and easier to Instal
- Occupies less space
- No layer, no dragging on screws
- Reduces condensation risk
- Stops draughts
"We use both the vapour and the breathable versions of Low-E Insulation. We’ve tried using other foil insulation products, but they can be time-consuming and difficult to install. Low-E is so easy to work with we just wouldn’t use anything else."
Timber Frame – Internal and External (Partial Fill)
With Low-E® PERF installed on the exterior side of the frame as a breather membrane and Low-E® EZY installed internally as a vapour control layer and airtight membrane, the amount of secondary insulation required is greatly reduced. This system creates the most efficient timber frame possible and reduces life-cycle running costs of any building.
Timber Frame – Internal (Partial Fill)
In this example, Low-E® EZY is installed on the face of the timber frame with a partial fill of insulation in the timber frame. This system increases thermal performance, reduces draughting and provides moisture protection, all of which can be problematic in timber frame construction. The counter battening on the face of the frame creates a service void ensuring Low-E® EZY (the vapour barrier) is not perforated.
Timber Frame – Internal (Full Fill)
Low-E® can also be installed on a timber frame with a full fill of insulation. A full fill of insulation is usual if a Blown or Natural Fibre insulation (sheeps wool etc) is used in the timber frame. In this example, Low-E® EZ is used to increase thermal performance, provide air tightness and moisture protection.
Timber Frame – SIPS
SIPS panels are usually installed with airtight membranes internally and breather membranes externally. Installing Low-E® EZY and Low-E® PERF in place of these membranes does not add any labour steps to the build, but will increase the thermal performance of these already highly efficient systems and reduce the building’s lifecycle running costs.
Timber Frame – Passive House
To meet extremely low U-values or ‘Passive House’ standards, specially designed timber frames incorporating Low-E® Insulation can be constructed to reduce thermal bridging and create the most efficient buildings. These can be constructed on or off-site making them extremely versatile.
In this example a rigid foam is installed between the studs with a second layer (unbridged) installed on the exterior side of the timber frame, faced with Low-E® PERF. Low-E® EZ is then installed on the interior face of the frame, before counter battening. Another option is to use an insulated plasterboard. This creates a second unbridged layer of insulation. This will also reduce the amount of insulation required between the studs.