Client: Downland Housing Association and Testway Housing Group
Specifier: The Highwood Group
Type of works: supply of TLX RafterFit.
Hampshire-based The Highwood Group are specialists in the design and construction of sustainable developments, from luxury homes to low cost housing, retirement and care homes, incorporating low energy and low emissions technology where possible.
The company required a solution that would help it comply with the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 in a high density six storey housing and flat project for Downland Housing Association and Testway Housing Group in Southampton.
Insulation sub-contractor to the project, Insu-Loft, recommended the use of TLX RafterFit in walls over other insulation options. The installation needed to meet 0.2 U-value for walls and the BBA approved multi-foil was chosen over other insulation options:
- Project was designed around the installation of 400 and 600mm TLX RafterFit used in conjunction with rigid board insulation
- TLX RafterFit met with local Building Control approval
- Product was fast to fit and provided a cost effective space saving solution
- Product used solely in walls as roof is of a flat construction.
Malcolm Cookson, managing director Insu- Loft said: TLX RafterFit was very simple to install and enabled us to achieve 0.2 in an appropriate way. We have worked with the TLX range before but this was the first time we have used TLX RafterFit in this way. The client was happy with the product and the Highwood Group has since specified the product for use in an extensive residential development in Fareham.