The largest designer and supplier of Swedish energy saving timber framed homes has installed Actis Hybrid following a thermal imaging test.
ScandiaHus, which has built around 4,000 homes across the UK, recently installed two products from the Actis Hybrid range in one of its three bedroom show homes and carried out a thermal imaging study before deciding whether to switch to using the system in most of its properties.
The 2,800 sq ft chalet style show house at its Sussex HQ uses vapour control layer HControl Hybrid and 150mm honeycomb design Hybris in the pitched roof to achieve a U-value of 0.14, and HControl Hybrid and 105mm Hybris in the walls to achieve a U-value of 0.16.
ScandiaHus MD Peter Dawson said: “We were extremely pleased with the installation side of the material and believe that we can reduce insulation installation time by up to 30%. Previously, insulation was installed in two phases - the first in the factory and the second on site after the first fix was complete"
Mr Dawson continued "Due to the use of service voids and the ease of installation the insulation will now generally be installed in one phase on site. This also ensures that the air tightness of the building is not compromised by follow up trades".