Armatherm™ 500 Structural Thermal Break Material
(Thermal Insulation Material – TIM)
Reducing heat flow within a building’s thermal envelope reduces energy consumption as well as potential condensation issues. Armatherm™ 500 thermal break material (TIM) significantly reduces energy lost from thermal bridging in building envelope connections.
Armatherm™ 500 structural thermal break material is a high strength, thermoset polyurethane manufactured in several densities.
Armatherm™ 500 thermal break material can support high loads and has a selection of four grades of material with different compressive strength capabilities.
The Armatherm™ 500 thermal insulation blocks have very limited creep under load, plus they do not absorb water because of their closed cell structure. Therefore, energy lost via thermal bridging is reduced within building envelope connections. Heat flow, energy consumption and potentially dangerous condensation issues are all minimised as a result.
The standard thicknesses Armatherm™ 500 is available in are 5mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 50mm. Furthermore, the high strength, polyurethane material sheets can be layered with ease to achieve the desired U value and thickness specifications. It is extremely dynamic and can be used across the building, wherever features a penetration or transition exit through a building envelope. It can be cut and drilled on site easily, where a thermal bridge occurs, if necessary. Armatherm™500-320 and Armatherm ™500-490 are the most common specifications.
Not only is Armatherm™500 the ideal solution to prevent thermal bridging in buildings to reduce heat loss, it is also suitable for cold storage facilities to prevent the subgrade from freezing. This is necessary for frozen food storage, Armatherm™500 sits directly under the column base to prevent the transfer of cold temperatures into the ground.
Applications using Armatherm™ 500 to reduce heat flow include:
Armatherm™ 500 Thermal Break
Armatherm™ 500 Thermal Break
Armatherm™ 500 – Parapet Roof Penetration Thermal Bridging Solution
Thermal bridging is necessary in locations such as roof to wall and parapets as they require structural framing for support. By including thermal break materials under the parapet connecting the facade and roof insulation, the R value can be improved by as much as 30%. Within the building envelope, a thermal break can also be installed at roof penetration points where structural elements are supported.
Armatherm™ 500 – Column Base Thermal Bridging Solution (load dependent)
In a traditional structure, columns extend throughout the building envelope and slab insulation are positioned at their base. Cold bridges can be prevented with the use of a thermal break. Armatherm™ 500 has a limited creep under load as well as high strength, making it the best solution for load supporting thermal break requirements.
Armatherm™ 500 – Foundation Wall Thermal Bridging Solution (load dependent)
Further areas with the potential to feature thermal bridges are the foundations of a building and the connection from slab on grade to a foundation wall. Energy loss can be reduced dramatically with the addition of an Armatherm™ 500 series thermal insulation block which support exceptionally high loads of up to 300N/mm2.
"The team is always very helpful and persistent in delivering the best service possible for the customer and the project. At one point went to the extent of renting a U-Haul to get the product down to Raleigh when the carrier dropped the ball half way down from Mass. Excited for more opportunities ahead!"
James Clark, White Cap
"I can always trust that ARMATHERM will deliver a reliable product on time. Their deep knowledge of the industry allows them to aid in project planning and design. ARMATHERM goes out of their way to help their customers get the service they need."
Andrew Sarlo, Cives Steel Co.
"Dirigo Drywall can count on Armatherm to deliver quality thermal break products for our building projects that increase the building’s energy efficiency and help us meet energy compliance goals."
Nathan P. Croteau, LEED-AP
“Armatherm was very accommodating with their customer service team in the release and delivery of materials to meet the schedule of the project. They also provided the necessary engineering information for us to ensure the product performed as required. Overall it was a smooth experience from Design to P.O. to Installation.”
Andrew Boesch, Eastern Exterior Wall Systems
"ARMATHERM has a commitment to producing quality products and excellent customer service that is second to none in their industry. They are extremely easy to work with and hold true to their quoted lead times. The Steel Supply Company can count on ARMATHERM to deliver quality thermal break products for our building projects that increase the building's energy efficiency and help us meet energy compliance goals."
Frankie, The Steel Supply Company
"The quote came quick, short lead time/fast delivery, no troubles with installation, great technical support & most important – competitive pricing! We are also happy to support a local Massachusetts business!"
Pierre Gagnon, New England Finish Systems
"Armatherm products have been useful in addressing thermal bridging challenges in our projects. Armatherm products insulate many of the difficult structural thermal bridging details GPC Green Builders often encounter. The quoting is quick, the products are shipped on time, and the customer service is great."
Ben Bogie, BPC Green Builders
More about Armatherm™ 500 Thermal Breaks
Thermal Bridging Resources
Find a number of helpful online resources to take advantage of, including test reports, design assistance, literature libraries and product profile videos on our website. These can help you achieve a better understanding of thermal bread products, key features of the materials and the applications they’re best suited to. You may also access CAD/BIM drawings, they’re available to download and can easily be incorporated into your project plans.
Are you an architect looking to earn valuable credits? We also have an easy-to-follow webinar that gives an overview and introduction into thermal bridging. It covers: the issues it causes, how and why it occurs, as well as the best methods of prevention. It also provides essential knowledge surrounding energy savings within the construction industry, and how to effectively incorporate thermal breaks into your project to minimise thermal bridging issues.
Projects & Testimonials
Our materials have featured in numerous prestigious projects. Check out the testimonials on our website to hear from the companies we’ve worked with. Our portfolio of glowing reviews is available and our expert team are available to answer any questions or queries you may have. We also have a number of case studies which showcase the results of our innovative products in creating excellent structures for customers. Armatherm™ 500 makes UK buildings considerably more efficient.
Consultancy & Support
Contact our dedicated team for bespoke help in minimising energy loss and significantly improving envelope performance. We can provide advice on new building regulations, thermal bridging solutions, and any questions you may have. Visit our website to stay up to date with our innovative product developments.
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