What is Eurothane insulation?
Eurothane insulation is primarily used to insulate buildings. It is a PIR insulation – so it is a close packed foam which has trapped thousands of very small air bubbles inside its structure. This means it has incredible insulation properties and it is also very light and yet has a high compressive strength and structural stability. It has an aluminium foil on both sides to further enhance its thermal performance. This foil also acts as a vapour barrier.
Eurothane is a general purpose board which means that it can be used in your floor, walls or roof. It is available in 2400x1200mm sheets and we stock it in a number of thicknesses 25, 50, 75, 90 and 120mm.
Eurothane will repay its cost many times over in the life of a building, saving you a small fortune in heating bills but more importantly improving your health, comfort and general environment.
Insulation should be the first priority when energy saving. It is number one when it comes to the best use of money from a payback or efficiency point of view.
Why should I use Eurothane insulation?
Its big advantage is its thermal performance, or ‘R’ value. ‘R’ value is a measure of thermal resistance of a product, the higher the value the better it’s resistance.
To give you an example, most kiwi houses have an exterior wall made out of 90mm thick timber studs which means you can only get 90mm of insulation in your exterior walls. Your normal standard insulation batts will give you an ‘R’ Value of 2.4 but our Eurothane insulation gives you an incredible ‘R’ value of 4.5, so almost double and there is no other type of construction insulation that we can find in the world that has such an incredibly good insulation values.
How does Eurothane insulation perform?
- With water / moisture - unlike its major competitors, batts for example, it is totally water resistant.
- Fire Risk - it is a self-extinguishing product, unlike polystyrene products which have a very high fire risk. So it is much safer and in combination with plasterboard gives excellent fire resistance.
- Acoustic - It also has excellent sound absorption, so it is a very good acoustic insulation.
- Vermin - it doesn’t attract vermin (unlike polystyrene).
- Environmentally Friendly Product - In the big picture this insulation reduces carbon dioxide emissions and contributes to reducing fossil fuel usage and the help in the crusade against global warming. In its production and in the product itself, no material harmful to the environment is used, and no noxious fumes or damaging gases are created (achieves an overall ‘A’ rating in the Green Specification Guide.
How long does Eurothane insulation last?
It doesn’t degrade over time so continues to give you the same outstanding insulating performance to last the lifetime of the building. Also because it is a rigid board it will not sag or move once installed (sagging insulation can cause insulation voids in the building envelope).
What tools are needed to use Eurothane insulation?
Eurothane is easily cut, very easily with just a hand saw and very little effort.
Is Eurothane insulation safe to handle?
Eurothane is perfectly safe to handle and does not irritate (unlike glass fibre insulation).