The higher standards of fabric performance required in low energy design calls for greater adherence to best practice detailing to ensure that all insulation systems deliver designer expectation. To help achieve this and to ‘close the gap’ between design and build, we have provided a series of resources for building professionals.
The Xtratherm Innovation Centre has been developed to assist construction professionals in understanding the principles of specifying and achieving on-site, best practice insulation standards for new dwellings, commercial envelope solutions and refurbishment projects.
A major factor in the performance of the building fabric is not simply the amount of insulation you install, but how it interconnects with other components and the other insulated elements within the design. It is critical when calculating the performance of low energy buildings that this heat loss is measured and minimized.