Foamglas provides benefits for One New development
Foamglas cellular glass insulation
Foamglas cellular glass insulation has been installed in One New Change, a new landmark building on Cheapside, London.
With a basement area 15m deep, Sidell Gibson Architects specified Foamglas as it could provide a high level of thermal performance and fire integrity.
It would be impervious to moisture and as it is completely inert - it will last the lifetime of the development.
One New Change is a mixed-use scheme, developed by Land Securities and designed by architect Jean Nouvel.
Foamglas cellular glass insulation was specified for the secant pile perimeter wall of the basement.
The 50mm rigid Foamglas cellular glass insulation was positioned in between the drain cavity wall system and the inner blockwork wall that forms the occupied below ground areas of the building.
Foamglas provided high thermal performance and helped to reduce cold bridging.
In addition, when dealing with basement applications such as One New Change access to replace materials further down the line is virtually impossible.
From both the building owner and the designers perspective Foamglas provides peace of mind as a fit and forget material.
Manufactured from 68 per cent recycled glass and completely inert to moisture and fire Foamglas cellular glass insulation is suitable for underground developments, protecting the building with the designed insulation values remaining constant, from day one until the end of the building's life.
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