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ENVELOPE PERFORMANCE

Armatherm™ Thermal Bridging solutions minimise energy loss every day and we’re getting better all the time.

About Thermal Bridging

Thermal bridges are highly conductive structural elements that create heat transfer between the exterior and interior of the building thermal envelope. Thermal bridging occurs through any material that is more conductive than the insulation surrounding it. The conductive heat transfer due to thermal bridging has been recognised as a considerable factor in building envelope heat loss.

Thermal bridging through steel and concrete structures can therefore have a significant impact on a building’s energy performance. Thermal bridging can reduce the R value of a wall assembly by as much as 50% by interrupting continuous insulation. Reducing heat flow through a building’s thermal envelope reduces energy consumption as well as potential condensation issues. To achieve higher R values, thermal bridging and air leakage must be minimised.

As early as 2006, many European countries had already instituted improved energy rating systems for new buildings to better control and reduce domestic energy consumption. Nearly 10 years ago, in response to an EU initiative to improve the energy performance of buildings even further, Armadillo Ltd. developed its first thermal break material, Armatherm™ to prevent heat loss due to thermal bridging.

Since 2011, drawing on Armadillo Ltd.’s experience, Armatherm™ has been working with architects and structural engineers in North America to improve building design details and reduce heat loss due to thermal bridging within the building thermal envelope.

Associations

The Steel Construction Institute

SCI (the Steel Construction Institute) has been a trusted, independent source of information and engineering expertise globally for over 30 years, and remains the leading, independent provider of technical expertise and disseminator of best practice to the steel construction sector.

The National House Building Council

NHBC is the UK’s leading independent standard setter and provider of warranty and insurance for new homes. Our purpose is to work with the house-building industry to raise the standards of new homes and to provide protection for homebuyers in the form of Buildmark warranty and insurance.

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

The RIBA is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. We serve our members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Being inclusive, ethical, environmentally aware and collaborative underpins all that we do.

RIBA CPD Providers Network

The RIBA CPD Providers Network consists of over 500 manufacturers and suppliers, training companies and advisory organisations, who provide RIBA-approved CPD mostly free of charge, to architects and other specifiers.

NBS Plus Endorsed

NBS is the preferred specification system for the construction industry, used by the majority of architectural and design practices in the UK. NBS Plus is a dedicated section of manufacturers’ technical product information which is embedded into relevant specification clauses within this system. This means that your products can be instantly added into a project specification by a designer, architect or contractor.