Insulation for balconies and terraces

Meeting both the energy and access requirements of Building Regulations / Standards can be a tricky balancing act when constructing a balcony or terrace. Often, there is very little room for installing insulation, leading to unsightly and impractical steps on the balcony deck.

By using the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System of vacuum insulation panels there is no need to compromise on either. With a thermal conductivity of just 0.007 W/m·K, Kingspan OPTIM-R, allows you to achieve both a low U-value and level access.

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OPTIM-R: On the level

OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System

This video covers the benefits and installation stages for the OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System, which comprises OPTIM-R panels and OPTIM-R flex strips.

It also covers other stages in the installation process, including the installation of vapour control layers, protection layers and paving slabs.

The video demonstrates the installation of a ballasted balcony and terrace system, however other build ups can be used with the OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System, including the use of tapered insulation to provide falls and adhered waterproofing systems.

Visit the OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System product page

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