Type of works: ACTIS TRISO-SUPER 10 insulation installed in vistor centre.
Multi-foil manufacturer ACTIS will now be used to provide insulation products to Alliance Log Homes, the pan-European producer of hand-crafted log buildings.
As part of an initial trial, ACTIS TRISO-SUPER 10 thin multi-foil insulation was installed in one of Alliances standard model 12.5 x 6.5m log cabins, which is to be used as a visitor centre at Caddicks Clematis Nursery in Lymm, Cheshire. Following the trial, Alliance has confirmed that it intends to use the product in all future mobile and residential building, where suitable.
Alliance makes built-to-order flat pack log cabins that are manufactured at its factory in Belarus before being dismantled and delivered to the UK and other European destinations for re-assembly. The cabins are used as residential houses, studios, playrooms, workrooms, timber lodges or mobile log homes.
Steve Horton, ACTIS Area Sales Manager says: Alliance Log Cabins can be exposed to a diverse range of weather conditions depending on where they are re-assembled, so ensuring the right type of insulation is used in the cabins is imperative. ACTIS TRISO-SUPER 10, which at only 30mm thick, provides the same insulation benefits as mineral wool products up to 210mm thick (as certified by BM Trada)*, provides Alliance with a thin, lightweight and easy-to-install alternative to mineral wool products.
Peter Farrow, Alliance Log Homes Operations Director UK, says: All of our log buildings are manufactured using special techniques to allow for natural shrinkage and movement during the drying period, which can take up to 5 years. Due to its thin and flexible nature, ACTIS insulation will allow the building to move in this way, without the restrictions of solid foam products that are rigid and can interfere with the buildings natural movement.
Installing ACTIS insulation in the log cabins has meant that Alliance was able to save time and money during the installation process, while maintaining the highest possible insulation values.
*Thermal performance equivalent to 210mm of mineral wool (λ= 0.04) based on comparative tests conducted under real conditions and certified by BM TRADA Certification Ltd.