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GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
1 Problems/Solutions:


Issues:

  • 80% of domestic lofts are used for essential but infrequently used possessions and belongings storage 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.

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:

  • 26% 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
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
2 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
21st January 2016  – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
3 Health/Wellbeing


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 black-board in place of chipboard

Biodiversity:

  • Take care not to disturb any birds or bats found in the lofts.
  • £5000/bat fines 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.

Precautionary principle:


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (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
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (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

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (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 LNN CAWS Title (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
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
8 Jargon Buster:


GBE Jargon Buster

Theme

Initial, Abbreviations & Acronyms

Classification

  • LNN CAWS Title

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

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems (Checklist)
9 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
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
10 CPD/Lectures:


GBE CPD

Topics

  • Refurbishment

  • Housing

  • Non-Domestic

  • GreenDeal

Seminars


GBE Lectures

Theme

  • Elemental

Subjects


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
11 Case Studies:


GBE Case Studies

Buildings

Portfolio

Events

Information


GBE Evidence Based Case

Buildings


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
12 Projects:


GBE Projects

Events

Information


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 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 calculator is complete
  • 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 NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
14 Products:


GBE Products

  • ____

Making up System

  • _____

GBE Manufacturer

  • ______

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
15 Accessories:


GBE Accessories

Primary Thermal Insulation

Top-up Insulation

Timber panel products

Screws


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
16 Systems:


GBE Systems

  • ___

GBE Manufacturer

  • ____

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
17 Images:


GBE CPD

  • CPD Covers

  • CPD Slides

  • CPD Shows

  • CPD Handouts

GBE Images

  • Icons

  • Logos

Pinterest

Videos

  • Vimeo
  • Youtube
  • Training course:

GBE Checklist

PDF

 

GBE Robust Specification

GBE Issue Paper

PDF

 


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
18 All:


___ This page as a PDF

K43 RAISED STORAGE/ACCESS SYSTEMS (Checklist)

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1 Issues:

80% of domestic lofts are used for essential but infrequently used possessions and belongings storage 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.

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:

26% 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 and 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


3 Health/Wellbeing 

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.

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 Specification and 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


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)


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

Words & Phrases

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

Seminars

80%

GBE Lectures

Theme

  • Elemental

Subjects


11 Case Studies:

GBE Case Studies

Buildings

Portfolio

Events

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

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

Making up System

StoreFloor G#13287

GBE Manufacturer

Eco Answers Ltd t/a LoftZone G#13890


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


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 Information sources:

See this page right column


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (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
9th December 2016 – 10th December 2016

GBE LNN CAWS Title (Checklist)
20 Value/Cost:


Value Engineering In Opportunities

Multifunctionality

Cost Cutting

Equivalency

Substitution


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

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
21st January 2016 – 10th December 2016

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