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Celotex Case Study - Forge Lane Water Tower

During the conversion of a Grade II Listed Water Tower into a high specification home, Andy Critchlow, Director of AEW Architects was faced with the challenge of how to create a thermally efficient building from a structure that when originally built was never intended to be a home. To achieve excellent thermal efficiency, low environmental impact and deliver a building fit for its new purpose, AEW specified a range of PIR insulation products from market leader Celotex .  Due to the nature of the building and to retain the existing brickwork aesthetic as agreed with the Local Planning Authority, the insulation had to be installed on the inside of the existing structure. AEW specified four Celotex products for various elements of the innovative refurbishment and remodelling project - filmed for Channel 4 show The Restoration Man, hosted by architect George Clarke. To minimise loss of space, the insulation chosen had to be as thin as possible whilst achieving exceptional thermal perf
ROCKWOOL has announced the launch of its new online U-value calculator , now available on the ROCKWOOL website. Users are able to calculate the thermal performance of walls, floors and roofs by inputting tailored information relevant to the project in question. The free and easy to use U-value calculator contains around 2,500 calculations that have been certified under the BBA/TIMSA U-value competency scheme, providing accurate and industry informed results. Users can tweak the results by altering the U-value or the thickness of the insulation specified. The ROCKWOOL U-value calculator covers the following constructions: ·         Ground floors – concrete, beam and block and timber ·         Masonry cavity – full-fill and partial-fill ·         Timber frame – external wall, hybrid wall and cladding ·         Rainscreen ·         EWI – solid brick, block and metal frame ·         Pitched roof – horizontal and rafter line ·         Flat roof – metal, concrete and