SEMPATAP THERMAL SOLID WALL INSULATION is 10mm thick and has been specifically developed as insulating lining paper for solid wall insulation, it has been in use in the UK and Europe for over 20 years successfully installed in 1,000’s of flats and houses by Local Authorities, Housing Associations, private Landlords and homeowners. It is a remarkable thermal insulation paper which, when applied inside the property on the external walls, substantially reduces heat loss making rooms immediately feel warmer. It is often referred to as “magic wallpaper”, “insulated wallpaper” or ‘flexible insulating lining’.
Sempatap Thermal is as simple as wallpaper to apply with hardly any mess and can be decorated with virtually any finish – emulsion, wallpaper – it can even be tiled. Sempatap Thermal lining paper can be redecorated with no problem and has a life expectancy of 30 years. It can be easily applied on a DIY basis and there is an application DVD available for all homeowners living in hard to heat homes wishing to undertake DIY insulation.
Another big benefit is Sempatap Thermal solid wall insulating can be applied on a rolling programme when each room is being decorated – thus keeping any disruption to a minimum and also keeping outlay costs to a minimum Sempatap Thermal. It has been tested by the National Physical Laboratory and figures produced by the Building Research Establishment show considerable carbon saving. It will reduce the ‘u’ value by nearly 30%. In fact on a three bedroom semi detached house the annual carbon savings are 798kg, 119kg higher than cavity fill.The energy savings using Sempatap Thermal are dramatic providing warmer living conditions within the home, helping to lower heating bills and reducing heat loss through cold walls. Sempatap Thermal lining paper can be used to insulate cold walls and can also be applied to ceilings, it can be installed in any type of solid wall home including solid brick, solid stone, concrete and homes with mansard roofs, dormer ceilings and park homes.
As Sempatap Thermal is only 10mm thick it does not dramatically reduce the room size, it is particularly useful on gable end walls with staircases where the width is critical. The flexible nature of Sempatap Thermal when it is being applied allows it to follow contours reflecting the nature and character of some older dwellings. However, it will also provide a new sound “blank canvas” for decorating on the internal wall areas of more standard solid wall properties.
Sempatap Thermal has been the subject of five Innovation Programmes, which independently demonstrate the product’s effectiveness as solid wall insulation.
Sempatap Thermal solid wall insulation was winner of the Gold Award in the 2009 Green Apple Awards for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage, was runner up in the 2008 National Energy Efficiency Awards and received a Certificate of Merit from the National Home Improvement Council.
Sempatap Thermal is an easy to use, economical solution for reducing heat loss and lowering CO2 emissions in solid wall homes. It makes the property more energy efficient and immediately provides a warmer and more comfortable environment whilst helping to protect against climate change.
BENEFITS OF SEMPATAP THERMAL
- EASY & QUICK TO INSTALL
- IMMEDIATE WARMTH AND COMFORT
- LOWER FUEL BILLS
- ECONOMICAL TO USE
|1m wide x 12.5m long
|10mmLatex foam with coated woven fibreglass face
|Resistance of untreated wall
|= 1/2.1 = 0.476m² K/W
|Resistance with SEMPATAP THERMAL
|= 0.476 + 0.194 = 0.67m² K/W
|U-value with SEMPATAP THERMAL
|= 1/0.67 = 1.49 W/m²K
National Physical Laboratory – µ value rating
Building Research Establishment – kilowatt savings
Building Research Establishment Fire Test BS 476 Part 7
SME Centre de Recherche du Bouchet – Fire Rating Class M1
Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council – Warmer Walls
Dane Housing Association – Congleton Affordable Warmth
South Gloucestershire Council – Park Homes Insulation Project
Bracknell Forest Borough Council – Cosi Homes
Hestia – Wolverhampton City Council
Building Research Establishment – CO2 Savings
I.R.T. Surveys – Thermographic Survey (See below)
VIEW OF HOUSE BEFORE & AFTER INSULATION
In the before image, inconsistent temperatures can be seen in red and yellow colours indicating heat loss due to poor detailing or missing/ damaged insulation. Warmer temperatures are seen on the bottom level of this property suggesting heating is on compared to the above level; however it could simply be there is no insulation at all. Analysis of the property after insulation reveals significantly reduced heat loss across the elevation suggesting a much more energy efficient property.
With acknowledgement to IRT Surveys Ltd. 01382 228700