With growing demands for thermally efficient structures we have two components designed to reduce your energy consumption. These insulated components are perfect for both semi-permanent and permanent installations including classrooms, medical centres, sports halls, venues, and storage solutions.
Our insulated roof coverings use a double layer PVC membrane, drastically improving thermal performance of a temporary structure, while using the air as a natural insulator.
We measure this performance using a metric called the U-value, measured in W/m²K. This refers to the thermal transmittance of a material, calculated using the rate of transfer of heat through a structure (which can be a single material or a composite), divided by the difference in temperature across that structure. The better insulated a structure is, the lower the U-value will be.
Single skin PVC structures normally have a U-value of around 4.92, compared to just 2.33 using double layer roof covering, and can be further reduced to 1.44 when a triple layer is used. Along-side improved thermal performance, a lower U-value results in lower running costs and quieter structures.
With special Low-E formulation, we can reduce the energy costs required to heat your structure even further. Using Low-E membranes during the winter in conjunction with a double layer roof design, energy required to heat the space to a frost protection temperature of 5°C can be reduced by 65%. Meanwhile in the summer months, Low-E double layer membranes reduces the energy needed to cool the space to a desired maximum temperature of 26°C by 50%.
Users of structures with Low-E and multi-layer roof systems experience greater climate control, reduced energy costs for heating and air conditioning, and are able to use lower rated heating and air conditioning units.
Our Solid "Tough-Wall" is available from stock in standard 3 and 5 metre lengths. A cost-effective wall cladding system offers a fast return on investment. Costing no more than 2 times that of regular PVC Walls; while offering far greater life expectancy and security to the inside of your building.
Tough-Wall is made from UPVC, a widely recycled material. As standard, UPVC is produced in white or light-grey, and is flame retardant to both UL94 V2 and B.S 476 Class 1. Tough-Wall is a modular interlocking plank system, enabling any height of wall to be built in increments of 200mm.
Due to the cellular construction of the 40mm thick plank, we achieve a U-value of 2.29 W/m2/K. The thermal properties of the product can be increased to 1.005 W/m2/K by filling the chambers with a phenolic foam.