EcoTherm Eco-Versal has been installed on a new modular teaching block within the Fullhurst Community College regeneration project in Leicester.
As part of Leicester City Council’s school expansion plan, Willmott Dixon has overseen the £14 million build programme, which has improved the existing school facilities.
The new school building includes fully fitted out science labs, a music room, food technology facilities and a drama studio – all of which will provide space for an additional 3,000 pupils.
1,400 square metres of EcoTherm Eco-Versal has been installed on ground floors throughout the school by Midlands Floor Screeding, beneath their Isocrete Fast K Screed flooring system.
The rigid insulation board is faced with aluminium foil composite and can be used to insulate floors, walls, dormer cheeks and ceilings, and can achieve a thermal conductivity of 0.022 W/mK.
Louis Dewsbury, Contracts Director, Midlands Floor Screeding, commented: “We installed EcoTherm Eco-Versal on this project as it is a cost-effective solution for achieving compliant thermal performance.
“EcoTherm Eco-Versal was put forward by us, as it was an open specification, through our trusted supply chain partner FGF Limited. In addition, it is also robust enough for installing as part of our system to create a solid walking platform.”
The boards helped to ensure compliance with the guidance in Part L to the Building Regulations (England), which advises a minimum floor U-value of 0.18 W/m²·K for non-domestic new builds.
The lightweight Eco-Versal boards also ensured easy manual handling and could be simply cut to size with a fine-toothed saw.
All EcoTherm products have a fibre-free core manufactured with a blowing agent which has zero Ozone Depletion Potential, (ODP) with a low Global Warming Potential (GWP).
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