Knauf Insulations Polyfoam® ECO Floorboard Extra was specified for an ambitious project by Sheffield City Council to create two new primary schools for the city. The schools are named as Oasis Academy Watermead and Oasis Academy Fir Vale and will be run by Oasis Community Learning; one of the largest multi-academy sponsors in England.
Encon Insulation Ltd worked closely with Knauf Insulations Technical Support Team and supplied around 3300m2 of Polyfoam ECO Floorboard Extra to BAM Construction.
Helping to reduce carbon emissions and deliver an excellent thermal performance, Polyfoam ECO Floorboard Extra is strong enough to withstand the design load of the schools flooring itself, the weight of furniture and the occupants of the buildings.
Paul Fisher from Encon Insulation Ltd, commented: After a lot of consultation and designing, we realised that Polyfoam ECO Floorboard Extra would be most suited for this construction as it can provide a U-value of 0.20 W/m²K, a thermal conductivity of 0.033W/mK and was suitable for almost any floor construction."
Alan White, Design Manager at BAM Construction, commented: Installing an insulation product that was highly resistant to moisture absorption and could provide a line of defence against moisture penetration from the concrete slab was particularly needed for this project."
Additionally, from an environmental perspective Knauf Insulations Polyfoam ECO Standard and Extra range is the only range of extruded polystyrene products to be independently assessed and certified by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to achieve a Green Guide rating of A, allowing installers and end users to have the utmost confidence that the products provide a sustainable solution.