Redland is moving further into the roof than ever before by launching two roof insulation products, Rapid Rafter Insulation and Rapid Loft Board, designed to keep homeowners Warm and Toasty. Rapid Rafter Insulation and Rapid Loft Board, two very different propositions, keep Redland at the forefront of roofing innovation and help to create a warm and comfortable home environment for occupants.
Rapid Loft Board is especially relevant for homeowners who invariably like to utilise their loft space for storage. Rapid Loft Board goes in the loft space, horizontal at ceiling level instead of mineral wool with the board laid across the joists. This converts the loft into a walkable storage area, as well as insulating the home, in one layer, to current Building Regulations.
Rapid Loft Board is incredibly easy for contractors to fit due to its tongue and groove edges. There is no messy mineral or glass wool required, except to seal around the perimeter, which saves on labour and installation time. Off the shelf fixings are also used.
With the recent launch of Green Deal, Rapid Loft Board offers an excellent solution for contractors looking to work within the scheme. Insulation is a measure included under Green Deal funding and may also attract cash-back for the homeowner.
Alternatively, Rapid Rafter Insulation is applied directly to the rafters with tiles laid on top. This creates a habitable loft space, fully sealed to create a warm roof. Consequently, Rapid Rafter Insulation is perfectly suited to re-roofing projects where work has to comply with the Building Regulations requirement to upgrade insulation when installing a new roof.
Rapid Rafter Insulation has an integrated vapour permeable underlay. Bonded to the upper surface, with easy to seal self adhesive laps, this provides excellent vapour permeability. Fewer fixings are required than comparable helical fixings and each insulation board has tongue and groove edges. This makes installation quicker and easier.
Steve Rose, Redland Product Portfolio Manager, said: Redland is on a mission to help homeowners make their homes warm and toasty and the launch of our Rapid Rafter Insulation and Rapid Loft Board products will help them do it.
With energy prices skyrocketing and impetus from the Green Deal, contractors and merchants are ideally placed to take advantage, installing these products and helping the nations homeowners save energy.