Thermal Economics is proud to announce that it is a finalist in the Structural Timber Awards 2018.



Continuing its commitment to developing product efficiencies through its R&D to deliver innovative solutions for the construction market, Thermal Economics has been recognised in the Structural Timber Awards 2018 for its Alreflex ThermaEdge product in the Product Innovation category.

ThermaEdge is a bubble foil insulation strip designed to reduce cold bridging at the edge of concrete slabs. As well as preventing cold bridging, the product is water and rain resistant which also helps to prevent water penetration.

One of the challenges of installing perimeter insulation is that different work gangs often complete different parts of the build, but there is an overlap at timber and masonry junctions such as the construction junction between the ground floor (typically concrete) and the timber-framed external wall.  Groundworkers will install the foundations and the floor; carpenters will install the timber-frame and bricklayers will finish the outer-leaf.  But who installs the perimeter insulation?

The ease of installation of Alreflex ThermaEdge is that it’s very easy to fit for any tradesman working on site.  Unlike foam boards, Alreflex ThermaEdge is flexible and fits over the DPM; adapting to whatever shape is required.  It is simply fixed to the sheathing board of the frame and allowed to drape into the cavity at foundation level; and the low-emissive surface of the Alreflex ThermaEdge converts empty air into an insulating layer protecting the concrete floor from forming cold spots where condensation and mould growth can occur.

Winners will be announced at the awards on 10 October 2018 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham. The Awards categories recognise innovative solutions and ground-breaking developments from across the UK timber industry.

Commenting on this announcement, Hugo Brown, Joint Managing Director at Thermal Economics said, “We are extremely pleased to be recognised for our products by such a great award. We feel our entry solves a big issue in the industry in terms of cold bridging at a very important junction. This detailing is very often missed or inferior products are used. ThermaEdge solves all of these issues in one simple cost effective application.

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