U Values

Beamshield systems offer superior U-value performance compared with traditional beam & block foundation solutions.

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PSI Values

There are considerable savings to be made in the amount of heat lost through thermal bridges at critical junctions in houses.

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Loadings

The screed specification is flexible to accommodate a wide variety of floor loadings to suit the design.

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‘A thermal resistance many times greater than aerated concrete blocks’

‘Faster and more efficient than traditional systems’

‘An economical alternative to concrete beam and block flooring’

Sustainability

The environmental integrity of Springvale Beamshield™ Plus products is exceptional:

  • Zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential)
  • A+ BRE Green Guide rating for generic EPS products
  • CFC, HFC and HCFC free
  • Contains recycled content
  • Boards are 100% recyclable

Durability

The floor insulation properties of Springvale Beamshield™ Plus will remain effective for the life of the building. The cells in the board contain air, ensuring consistent performance throughout the lifetime of the products.

They are dimensionally stable products, which are resistant to attack from bacteria, moulds and fungi, and will not provide nutrient value for insects or vermin. They are also non-toxic and non-irritant.

Eco Friendly

As a manufacturer of EPS insulation, Springvale has a rigorous Environmental Policy taking into consideration all aspects of processing, storage, wastage, distribution and full product lifecycles.

Building Regulation Requirements

In line with Approved Document L, the limiting U-value for the ground floor is 0.25 W/m2K. However U-values as low as 0.10 W/m2K can be achieved with Platinum Beamshield™ Plus. To ensure compliance, ‘as designed’ and ‘as built’ SAP calculations are required for new dwellings or SBEM calculations for buildings other than dwellings.

Specification Clause

Beamshield™ Plus suspended floor insulation products should be described in specification as:

The floor insulation shall be Beamshield™ Plus/ Platinum Beamshield™ Plus, manufactured to BS EN 13163:2001 by Springvale EPS Ltd. The insulation system is to be installed according to the manufacturers instructions.

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