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GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
Problems/Solutions:


1 Problems/Solutions

Issues:

  • 80% of domestic lofts are used for essential but infrequently used possessions and belongings storage like camping gear and Christmas decorations, and their insulation is often squashed under these possessions.
  • Squashed insulation’s performance is worse than halved, and heat loss is more than doubled through squashed insulation.
  • Extreme energy efficiency upgrades often need whole house ventilation or heat and ventilation systems and renewable energy systems, parts of which occupy parts of the loft.
  • Services inevitably have access or inspection panels to replaceable parts like filters, they need safe access routes to enable easy maintenance and say a 1m2 working platform at the access panel, with room to open and withdraw parts.
  • MVHR units require a safe access platform and a minimum 1m2 working deck.
  • Many boiler maintenance companies will not attend to a boiler in a loft unless there is a safe access platform.

GBE Issue Paper:

Problems:

  • Personal possessions and belonging being stored in lofts is a significant barrier to upgrading the loft insulation or services systems to current needs or current regulations.
  • Decanting of possessions from roof and replacing them after the job is another point of expenditure where profits cannot be made so was a discouragement for energy refurbishments.
  • Recent stories in the media about tradesmen steeling heirlooms from lofts whilst working, puts more people off upgrading their insulation.

Misunderstandings:

  • 48% of families surveyed do not understand that squashing insulation reduces its performance.

Solutions:

  • Manufacturers now make raised storage and access systems that are suitable for DIY installation overcoming the issue of theft by tradesmen.
  • They are modular so that parts can be assembled and possessions moved onto the partial storage deck.
  • More of the modules are completed where the possessions were, gradually creating all the modules and raising all of the possessions in stages

Q&A:

Brainstorm:


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
2001 – 9th December 2016 – 15th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
Consider/Avoid:


Consider:

  • Co-ordinate the planning of storage and access platforms with the Services installations to acknowledge the module sizes as much as possible
  • Ensure access panel opening geometry, working space, and replacement parts withdrawal and replacement

Substitute:

  • If you choose a BBA certified system specify it or an inferior system may get substituted

Minimise:

  • Cutting of modular components by avoiding obstruction, plan to whole units and avoiding cutting at edges

Avoid:

  • Solid or hollow and closed legs that create thermal bridges through the top-up insulation

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 15th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
Health/Environmental


Health:

Take care if removing or moving existing old thermal insulation where all appropriate personnel protective equipment (PPE)

Wellbeing:

Biophilia:

Consider a visible veneered plywood or veneered block-board in place of chipboard

Biodiversity:

Take care not to disturb any birds or bats found in the lofts.

£5000/bat fine for disturbing bats

Safety:

Take precautions when lifting components into lofts and ensure all parts do not risk sliding back down

Working in a loft is equivalent to working at height,

200 falls through ceilings or from lofts, that result in hospital visits occur each year.

Services inevitably have access or inspection panels to replaceable parts like filters, they need safe access routes to enable easy maintenance and say a 1m2 working platform at the access panel, with room to open and withdraw parts.

MVHR units require a safe access platform and a minimum 1m2 working deck.

Many boiler maintenance companies will not attend to a boiler in a loft unless there is a safe access platform.

Precautionary principle:

Adopt working at height precautions and PPE requirements.


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 15th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
4 Resourceful:


Resource Efficiency:

Resource Efficiency Issues:

  • Choose a system that is modular, prefabricated, adaptable to older irregular roofs, not preassembled, easy to handle, quick and easy to assemble, effective.

Industry/Sector/Company Initiatives: 

  • Some manufacturers offer return to stock

Reduce:

  • Plan the installation in advance and only order what is needed, some manufacturers offer return to stock

Reclaim:

  • Removal of screws from all components permits their easy retrieval, reclaim and reuse

Reuse:

  • Reuse reclaimed parts in similar arrangement.

Recycle:

  • Screws retrieved from steel components may not be reusable in which case, segregate them for recycling

Recover:

  • Better not to burn plastics, chipboard, polyethylene because of the chemicals release;
  • Paper or cardboard is less of a problem,
  • but its best to segregate and reuse them all

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
5 Install/Use/Maintenance


Install

  • Ensure any existing top-up insulation is moved away to allow setting out and installation of raised storage/access systems
  • Ensure the top-up insulation is moved back into place to fill the gaps between supports and most importantly surround the supports
  • Ensure a 50 mm air space for cross ventilation is maintained between top of insulation and bottom of storage/access deck
  • Provide and follow Method Statement

In Use Issues:

  • Check timber based board is not suffering from surface condensation on the underside and remaining damp

Maintenance Issues:

  • Metal, plastic and timber parts should not need maintenance
  • Services inevitably have access or inspection panels to replaceable parts like filters, they need safe access routes to enable easy maintenance and say a 1m2 working platform at the access panel, with room to open and withdraw parts.
  • MVHR units require a safe access platform and a minimum 1m2 working deck.
  • Many boiler maintenance companies will not attend to a boiler in a loft unless there is a safe access platform.

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
10th December 2016 – 15th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
6 Waste issues:


Hazardous waste:

None anticipated unless asbestos based insulation is found in the existing ceiling insulation

Deleterious Substances:

  • None anticipated expect if glued joints are part of system
  • Avoid unnecessary painting any component

Waste management:

  • Design to avoid waste using modular system in modular arrangment

Waste statistics:

Waste minimization:

  • One manufacturer offers Return to Stock

European Waste Catalogue:

  • 15 01 01 paper and cardboard packaging
  • 17 02 01 wood (decking and pallets)
  • 17 02 03 plastic (supports)
  • 17 04 04 zinc (galvanizing)
  • 17 04 05 iron and steel (cross-beams)
  • 17 04 07 mixed metals (galvanized steel cross-beams, screws)
  • 17 06 INSULATION MATERIALS AND ASBESTOS-CONTAINING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
  • 17 06 01* insulation materials containing asbestos (not applicable unless existing)
  • 17 06 03* other insulation materials consisting of or containing DS (not applicable unless existing)
  • 17 06 04 insulation materials other than those mentioned in 17 06 01 and 17 06 03 (thermal insulation)
  • 17 08 GYPSUM-BASED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
  • 17 08 01* gypsum-based construction materials contaminated with DS (not applicable)
  • 17 08 02 gypsum-based construction materials other than those mentioned in 17 08 01 (in case of accidents)

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
7 End of Life:


End of Life Options:

  • Removal of screws from all components permits their easy retrieval, reclaim and reuse

Deconstruction:

  • Removal of screws from all components permits their easy retrieval, reclaim and reuse

Demount ability:

  • Removal of screws from all components permits their easy retrieval, reclaim and reuse

Reclaim:

  • Reclaim all of the parts for reuse

Product Passport:

  • None offered yet

Remanufacture:

  • None required if removed carefully

Recycle:

  • Recycle unserviceable screws damaged by driving into steel sections

Make available for Reuse:

Reuse:

  • Reassemble following manufacturers installation instructions

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
Jargon Buster:


GBE Jargon Buster

Theme

Initial, Abbreviations & Acronyms

Classification

  • K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (GBS addition to CAWS)

Words & Phrases

  • Conduction Thermal Insulation
  • Decrement Delay
  • k value
  • Loft
  • Loft Insulation
  • Radiant Thermal Insulation
  • Raised storage/access systems
  • Thermal Break
  • Thermal Bridge
  • Thermal Bypass
  • Thermal Flanking
  • Thermal Insulation
  • U value

Numbers:


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 2nd April 2017

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
Checklist:


GBE Checklist(s)

New Build:

  • New homes rarely have raised storage/access platforms above thick thermal insulation,
  • 80% of households regarding loft storage as essential,
  • Retrofitting raised storage/access platforms is one of the first actions after moving in.

Refurbishment:

  • Loft insulation should be an obvious choice in any refurbishment

Decent Homes:

  • Loft insulation should be an obvious choice in any refurbishment
  • Insulation should come before replacement of old boiler with efficient boiler or old heating system with new

GreenDeal/ECO:

  • Insulation will always meet the Golden Rule with a short payback period
  • Some of the many reasons for poor uptake of energy refurbishments:
  • Loss of loft storage after loft top-up insulation
  • Decanting of possessions from loft space to increase insulation

Adaptation:

  • Don’t just use k-value conductivity thermal insulation
  • We must protect homes from summer solar radiation heat gains through opaque roofs
  • 20% of homes already overheat (ZCH 2015)

Lifestyle:

  • Insulate your house as a priority
  • New bathrooms and kitchens cost you money that will only be realized when you sell and move on
  • Insulation saves you money whilst you stay put

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
10 CPD/Lectures:


GBE CPD

Topics

  • Refurbishment

  • Housing

    • Loft Insulation Top-up
  • Non-Domestic

  • GreenDeal

    • Overheating-retrofit Insulation
    • Avoiding Decanting Possessions to insulate loft

Seminars


GBE Lectures

Theme

Subjects


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 2nd April 2017

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
11 Case Studies:


GBE Case Studies

Buildings

Portfolio

Events

  • Overheating

Information


GBE Evidence Based Case

Buildings


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 15th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
12 Projects:


GBE Projects

Events

Information


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
13 Calculators:


GBE Calculators

GBE Equations

GBE Datasets

GBE Product Data Sheets

GBE Calculators

  • The Loft Insulation U value and Raised Storage/Access System Psi value calculator is complete and reviewed by the manufacturer it was created for
  • It needs to be Peer Reviewed before making it available here.
  • But you can have a glimpse of the cover sheet and part of the main calculator until then.

gbe-calculator-loftzonestorefloor-thermalbridge-summary1a4l-a02brm031116gbe-calculator-loftzonestorefloor-thermalbridge-uvalues4a4l-a01brm031116


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
14 Products:


GBE Products

  • StoreFloor Uni-Support
  • StoreFloor Tri-Support
  • StoreFloor Cross-beam

Making up System

GBE Manufacturer

GBE Robust Specification

GBE Shop


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 28th December 2016

GBE Issue Paper: Title; Subtopic: Name
15 Accessories:


GBE Accessories

Primary Thermal Insulation

Top-up Insulation

Timber panel products

Screws


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
Systems:


GBE Systems

GBE Manufacturer

GBE Robust Specification

GBE Shop


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 28th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
Images:


GBE 2D & 3D CAD (See GBE Images below)


GBE CPD

  • CPD Covers

    loftzonecpdcover

  • CPD Slides

  • CPD Shows

  • CPD Handouts

GBE Images

  • 3D images

Sequential build up of LoftZone StoreFloor Loft Access/Storage Decking

Uninsulated Loft Ceiling


Inadequately insulated Loft Ceiling (Insulation is laid in depth of ceiling joists)


LoftZone StoreFloor supports and crossbeams bearing on ceiling joists


Loft Deck boards bearing on LoftZone StoreFloor Cross beams (partial installation)

Loft Deck boards bearing on LoftZone StoreFloor Cross beams (complete installation)

Possessions on the LoftZone StoreFloor deck and no squashed loft Insulation


3D CAD file available in SketchUp 3D and AutoCAD DWG formats


Line Drawing of 3D CAD file

  • Icons

  • Logos

Pinterest

Videos

GBE Checklist

GBE Checklist K43 A04BRM151216 PDF

GBE Robust Specification

K43 120A StoreFloor Robust Specification Work Section 2 page

K43 120A StoreFloor Robust Specification Work Section 2 page

GBE Issue Paper

GBE IssuePaper-SquashedLoftInsulation a03 brm 081216 PDF

gbeissuepapersquashedloftinsulationcover


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 2nd April 2017

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
18 All:


GBE Checklist K43 A04BRM151216 This page as a PDF

K43 RAISED STORAGE/ACCESS SYSTEMS (Checklist)

1 Problems/Solutions

Issues:

80% of domestic lofts are used for essential but infrequently used possessions and belongings storage like camping gear and Christmas decorations, and their insulation is often squashed under these possessions.

Squashed insulation’s performance is worse than halved, and heat loss is more than doubled through squashed insulation.

Extreme energy efficiency upgrades often need whole house ventilation or heat and ventilation systems and renewable energy systems, parts of which occupy parts of the loft.

Services inevitably have access or inspection panels to replaceable parts like filters, they need safe access routes to enable easy maintenance and say a 1m2 working platform at the access panel, with room to open and withdraw parts.

MVHR units require a safe access platform and a minimum 1m2 working deck.

Many boiler maintenance companies will not attend to a boiler in a loft unless there is a safe access platform.

GBE Issue Paper:

Squashed Loft Insulation G#13919

Problems:

Personal possessions and belonging being stored in lofts is a significant barrier to upgrading the loft insulation or services systems to current needs or current regulations.

Decanting of possessions from roof and replacing them after the job is another point of expenditure where profits cannot be made so was a discouragement for energy refurbishments.

Recent stories in the media about tradesmen steeling heirlooms from lofts whilst working, puts more people off upgrading their insulation.

Misunderstandings:

48% of families surveyed do not understand that squashing insulation reduces its performance.

Solutions:

Manufacturers now make raised storage and access systems that are suitable for DIY installation overcoming the issue of theft by tradesmen.

They are modular so that parts can be assembled and possessions moved onto the partial storage deck.

More of the modules are completed where the possessions were, gradually creating all the modules and raising all of the possessions in stages

 

Consider:

Co-ordinate the planning of storage and access platforms with the Services installations to acknowledge the module sizes as much as possible.

Ensure access panel opening geometry, working space, and replacement parts withdrawal and replacement

Substitute:

If you choose a BBA certified system specify it or an inferior system may get substituted

Minimise:

Cutting of modular components by avoiding obstruction, planning to whole units and avoiding cutting at edges

Avoid:

Solid or hollow and closed legs that create thermal bridges through the top-up insulation

 

Health:

Take care if removing or moving existing old thermal insulation where all appropriate personnel protective equipment (PPE)

Wellbeing:

Biophilia:

Consider a visible veneered plywood or veneered block-board in place of chipboard

Biodiversity:

Take care not to disturb any birds or bats found in the lofts.

£5000/bat fine for disturbing bats

Safety:

Take precautions when lifting components into lofts and ensure all parts do not risk sliding back down

Working in a loft is equivalent to working at height,

200 falls through ceilings or from lofts, that result in hospital visits occur each year.

Services inevitably have access or inspection panels to replaceable parts like filters, they need safe access routes to enable easy maintenance and say a 1m2 working platform at the access panel, with room to open and withdraw parts.

MVHR units require a safe access platform and a minimum 1m2 working deck.

Many boiler maintenance companies will not attend to a boiler in a loft unless there is a safe access platform.

Precautionary principle:

Adopt working at height precautions and PPE requirements.

 

4 Resource Efficiency Issues:

Choose a system that is modular, prefabricated, adaptable to older irregular roofs, not preassembled, easy to handle, quick and easy to assemble, effective.

Industry/Sector/Company Initiatives:

Some manufacturers offer return to stock

Reduce:

Plan the installation in advance and only order what is needed, some manufacturers offer return to stock

Reclaim:

Removal of screws from all components permits their easy retrieval, reclaim and reuse

Reuse:

Reuse reclaimed parts in similar arrangement.

Recycle:

Screws retrieved from steel components may not be reusable in which case, segregate them for recycling

Recover:

Better not to burn plastics, chipboard, polyethylene because of the chemicals release;

paper or cardboard is less of a problem,

but its best to segregate and reuse them all

 

5 Install/Use/Maintenance

Install

Ensure any existing top-up insulation is moved away to allow setting out and installation of raised storage/access systems

Ensure the top-up insulation is moved back into place to fill the gaps between supports and most importantly surround the supports

Ensure a 50 mm air space for cross ventilation is maintained between top of insulation and bottom of storage/access deck

Provide and follow Method Statement

In Use Issues

Check timber based board is not suffering from surface condensation on the underside and/or remaining damp

Maintenance

Metal, plastic and timber parts should not need maintenance

Services inevitably have access or inspection panels to replaceable parts like filters, they need safe access routes to enable easy maintenance and say a 1m2 working platform at the access panel, with room to open and withdraw parts.

MVHR units require a safe access platform and a minimum 1m2 working deck.

Many boiler maintenance companies will not attend to a boiler in a loft unless there is a safe access platform.

 

6 Waste Issues:

Hazardous waste:

None anticipated unless asbestos based insulation is found in the existing ceiling insulation

Deleterious Substances:

None anticipated expect if glued joints are part of system

Avoid unnecessary painting any component

Waste management:

Design to avoid waste using modular system in modular arrangement

Waste statistics:

Waste minimization:

One manufacturer offers Return to Stock

European Waste Catalogue:

15 01 01 paper and cardboard packaging

17 02 01 wood (decking and pallets)

17 02 03 plastic (supports)

17 04 04 zinc (galvanizing)

17 04 05 iron and steel (cross-beams)

17 04 07 mixed metals (galvanized steel cross-beams, screws)

17 06 INSULATION MATERIALS AND ASBESTOS-CONTAINING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

17 06 01* insulation materials containing asbestos (not applicable unless existing)

17 06 03* other insulation materials consisting of or containing DS (not applicable unless existing)

17 06 04 insulation materials other than those mentioned in 17 06 01 and 17 06 03 (thermal insulation)

17 08 GYPSUM-BASED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

17 08 01* gypsum-based construction materials contaminated with DS (not applicable)

17 08 02 gypsum-based construction materials other than those mentioned in 17 08 01 (in case of accidents)

 

7 End of Life

End of Life Options:

Removal of screws from all components permits their easy retrieval, reclaim and reuse

Deconstruction:

Removal of screws from all components permits their easy retrieval, reclaim and reuse

Demount ability:

Removal of screws from all components permits their easy retrieval, reclaim and reuse

Reclaim:

Reclaim all of the parts for reuse

Product Passport:

None offered yet

Remanufacture:

None required if removed carefully

Recycle:

Recycle unserviceable screws damaged by driving into steel sections

Make available for Reuse:

Reuse:

Reassemble following manufacturers installation instructions

 

8 Jargon Buster

GBE Jargon Buster

Theme

Initial, Abbreviations & Acronyms

Classification

  • K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems

Words & Phrases

  • Conduction Thermal Insulation
  • Decrement Delay
  • k value
  • Loft
  • Loft Insulation
  • Radiant Thermal Insulation
  • Raised storage/access systems
  • Thermal Break
  • Thermal Bridge
  • Thermal Bypass
  • Thermal Flanking
  • Thermal Insulation
  • U value

Numbers:

 

9 Checklist:

New build:

New homes rarely have raised storage/access platforms above thick thermal insulation,

80% of households regarding loft storage as essential,

Retrofitting raised storage/access platforms is one of the first actions after moving in.

Refurbishment:

Loft insulation should be an obvious choice in any refurbishment

Decent Homes:

Loft insulation should be an obvious choice in any refurbishment

Insulation should come before replacement of old boiler with efficient boiler or old heating system with new

GreenDeal/ECO:

Insulation will always meet the Golden Rule with a short payback period

Some of the many reasons for poor uptake of energy refurbishments:

Loss of loft storage after loft top-up insulation

Decanting of possessions from loft space to increase insulation

Adaptation:

Don’t just use k-value conductivity thermal insulation

We must protect homes from summer solar radiation heat gains through opaque roofs

20% of homes overheat (ZCH 2015)

Lifestyle:

Insulate your house as a priority

New bathrooms and kitchens cost you money that will only be realized when you sell and move on

Insulation saves you money whilst you stay put

 

10 CPD/Lectures

GBE CPD

Topics

  • Refurbishment
  • Housing
  • Non-Domestic
  • GreenDeal
  • Overheating retrofit insulation

Seminars

  • 80% of loft insulation is not working

GBE Lectures

Theme

Subjects

 

11 Case Studies:

GBE Case Studies

Buildings

Portfolio

Events

  • Overheating

Information

GBE Evidence Based Case

Buildings

 

12 Projects:

GBE Projects

Events

Information

 

13 GBE Calculators

GBE Equations

GBE Datasets

GBE Product Data Sheets

GBE Calculators

  • The Loft Insulation U value and Raised Storage/Access System Psi value calculator is complete and reviewed by the manufacturer it was created for.
  • It needs to be Peer Reviewed before making available here.
  • But you can have a glimpse of the cover sheet and part of the main calculator until then.

 

14 Products

GBE Products

  • StoreFloor Uni-Support
  • StoreFloor Tri-Support
  • StoreFloor Cross-beam

Making up System

StoreFloor G#13287

GBE Manufacturer

Eco Answers Ltd t/a LoftZone G#13890

GBE Robust Specification

GBE Shop

 

15 Accessories

GBE Accessories

Primary Thermal Insulation

Top-up Insulation

Timber panel products

Screws

 

16 Systems

GBE Systems

StoreFloor G#13287

GBE Manufacturer

Eco Answers Ltd t/a LoftZone G#13890

GBE Robust Specification

GBE Shop

 

17 Images

GBE CPD

  • CPD Covers
  • LoftZone CPD Cover slide
  • CPD Slides
  • CPD Shows
  • CPD Handouts

GBE Images

Videos

 

18 All

 

19 HERACEY™

Healthy:

  • Use low VOC adhesive timber panels boards
  • Use High decrement delay radiant heat thermal insulation to reduce risk of overheating

Environmental:

  • Use plant based top-up thermal insulation with GWP in minus figures

Resourceful:

  • Use a Modular system, design a modular layout, cut nothing, waste nothing

Appropriateness:

  • Systems designed for this purpose are appropriate

Competence:

  • One system on the market is BBA Certified as competent for the job
  • k-value is not enough to overcome summer solar heat gain, decrement delay is essential too

Effectiveness:

  • Raising possessions up from loft insulation makes a significant difference to insulation performance
  • Use blown-in or poured-in insulation to reduce risk of gaps in insulation around supports
  • Use high decrement delay plant based insulation, effective against summer solar heat gain and winter conductivity heat loss

Yardstick:

Use a BBA Certified System

 

20 Slogan/Hashtag

Slogan:

Stuffed Loft – Flat Insulation – Lift Your Loft Stuff (Slogan) G#13957

#Hashtag:

#LiftYourLoftStuff (Hashtag) G#13957

 

21 Information sources:

See this page right column

 


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 15th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
19 HERACEY™:


Healthy:

  • Use low VOC adhesive timber panels boards
  • Use High decrement delay radiant heat thermal insulation to reduce risk of overheating

Environmental:

  • Use plant based top-up thermal insulation with GWP in minus figures

Resourceful:

  • Use a Modular system, design a modular layout, cut nothing, waste nothing

Appropriateness:

  • Systems designed for this purpose are appropriate

Competence:

  • One system on the market is BBA Certified as competent for the job
  • k-value is not enough to overcome summer solar heat gain, decrement delay is essential too

Effectiveness:

  • Raising possessions up from loft insulation makes a significant difference to insulation performance
  • Use blown-in or poured-in insulation to reduce risk of gaps in insulation around supports
  • Use high decrement delay plant based insulation, effective against summer solar heat gain and winter conductivity heat loss

Yardstick:

  • Use a BBA Certified System

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
10th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
20 Slogan/Hashtag:


Slogan:

#Hashtag:


© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy BrianSpecMan
11th December 2016 – 15th December 2016

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
9th December 2016 – 2nd April 2017

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