Actis’ new Hybrid range helps medical centre exceed its U-value target

Actis’ new Hybrid range helps medical centre exceed its U-value target

A new extension to a Peterborough doctors’ surgery has exceeded its U-value target thanks to using two products in the new Actis Hybrid range.

The 250m2 extension to the Millfield Medical Centre, which caters for around 12,000 patients in the heart of the city, achieved a U-value of 0.14 – better than the target of 0.16.

Builders used HControl Hybrid as an insulation and vapour control layer inside the building and Boost’r Hybrid as an insulating breather membrane outside the building to achieve this performance.

As well as enabling them to exceed the building regulations’ insulation performance target, they also chose the products for their ease and speed of installation. As an added bonus, the extension also benefits from larger rooms thanks to the fact that HControl Hybrid is significantly thinner than alternatives offering similar thermal performance.

The extension will enable the centre’s team of 35 doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals to cater for growing demand for its wide range of primary care services.

An online simulator, found at, enables builders and specifiers to select a combination of the products to estimate the likely U-value, so they can work out exactly what they need before they even get to the builders’ merchants.
The products are CE marked and fully certified in UK and Europe by accredited bodies. Each product can be used as a standalone solution or in a combination to achieve the highest U-value requirements with a minimal thickness.

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