Thermal Break (Jargon Buster) G#9357

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Thermal Break

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Thermal Break
1 Definitions


Thermal Break

  • An element of low thermal conductivity placed in an assembly to reduce or prevent the flow of thermal energy between conductive materials.
  • A typical example would be that found in a metal window frame to reduce the conduction of heat from the outside to the inside.
  • (GreenSpec AEP ’09)

Thermal Break

  • Unwanted heat loss or gain occurs due to conduction through a thermal bridge through thermal insulation and through thermaly conductive materials.
  • To reduce or prevent this heat loss or gain a thermal break is included in the construction in place of the thermal bridge.
  • Thermal breaks need to have greater thermal resistance or lower thermal conductivity than the thermal bridge and ideally by a considerable margin.
  • Thermal breaks are used in window sections, external doors, curtain walling, at floor edges and between floors and cantilevered balconies.
  • An extensive set of components are needed for external solid wall insulation with rendered finish to address the thermal bridges created around windows, doors, externally mounted services, gutters, pipes and many other abutments.
  • See: Extrusion
  • (NGS BRM ‘09 – GBE BRM ‘16)

Thermal Break

  • Element of low thermal conductivity, space or vacuum placed in an assembly to reduce or prevent the flow of thermal energy between conductive materials.
  • (EESC ’11)

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2 Images/Icons


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3 Relevance to Environmental Construction


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4 Opinion


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5 Examples


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6 Notes


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7 Sources


  • Ecological Building Systems ’09
  • Energy Star ’07
  • Enviroform Solutions Ltd. LB ‘12
  • GreenSpec AEP ’09
  • GBE BRM ’12-’16
  • NGS BRM ’09-‘12
  • SEDA Airtightness Guide definition

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9 Checklists


GBE Checklist

GBE New Build Checklist Navigation G#606 N#627 

  • K10 Plasterboard dry linings/partitios/ceilings
  • K11 Rigid sheet flooring/sheating/decking/sarking/lining/casings
  • K13 Rigid sheet fine linings/paneling
  • K20 Timber board flooring/decking/sarking/lining/casing
  • K21 Timber strip/board fine flooring/linings
  • K43 Raised Storage Access Systems (Checklist) G#13934
  • M21 Insulation With Rendered Finish (Checklist) G#9442
  • P10 Sundry insulation/proofing work/fire stops

GBE EBC Checklist Refurbishment G#730 N#752

  • K10 Plasterboard dry linings/partitios/ceilings
  • K11 Rigid sheet flooring/sheating/decking/sarking/lining/casings
  • K13 Rigid sheet fine linings/paneling
  • K20 Timber board flooring/decking/sarking/lining/casing
  • K21 Timber strip/board fine flooring/linings
  • K43 Raised Storage Access Systems (Checklist) G#13934
  • M21 Insulation With Rendered Finish (Checklist) G#9442
  • P10 Sundry insulation/proofing work/fire stops

GBE EBC Checklist Refurbishment Decent Homes G#1253 N#1252

GBE Home Improvement Index G#1438 N#1408


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10 Q and A


GBE Q&A


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11 Defects/Solutions


GBE Defects


GBE Solutions


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12 CPD/Lectures


GBE CPD

Theme

Handouts PDF 9 slides/page for printing

Seminars PDF for viewing


GBE Lectures

  • (21) Masonry External Walls N#216

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15 Products


See Tabs 16 Accessories and 17 Systems


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16 Accessories


F31

  • Teplo Tie

M21

Enviroform Solutions Ltd.

Thermo-Pro Thermally insulated profiles for EWI (External wall insulation)

  • 1 Thermo-Bead
    • (Window/Door Reveal Lining for EWI)
  • 2 Thermo-Pro Soil Pipe
    • (behind vertical and sloping pipes & other abutments in EWI)
  • 3 Thermo-Pro Fascia
    • (EWI abutments at eaves with little or no overhang)
  • Thermo-Flash
    • (Lead Flashing for EWI to pitched roof)
  • Thermo-Trac
    • (Below DPC EWI skirting with RWP cutout)
  • 6 Thermo-Trac Dynamic
  • 7 Thermo-Pro Finlock
    • (Precast concrete gutter Fascia
  • 8 Thermo-Pro Eaves/Gutter
    • (abutments for EWI)
  • 9 Thermo-Flash (Gutter Fascia)
  • 10 Thermo-Pro Column Cladding Insulation

External Floor/Walkway and roof terrace/balcony insulation systems

  • Underside:
    •  Floor Soffit Cable trunking Insulation
      • Thermo-Pro Thermally insulated profiles for IWI
  • Thermo-Pro Thermally insulated profiles/Accessories for IWI (Internal Wall Insulated lining)
    • 8 Thermo-Soc
      • (Thermal break for electrical socket in IWI)
    • 9 Magna-Reveal (Jamb lining for IWI)
    • 10 DIY Thermal Reveal/Return Kit
    • 11 Thermo-Joist
  • Solid Wall Masonry Accessories
    1. Sil-T Vapour permeable biocide sealer for masonry
    2. SIL-T20 Vapour permeable Impregnating Adhesive

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17 Systems/Sub-systems


Enviroform Solutions Ltd.

GBE Sub-systems

  • EWI External Wall Insulation System by Enviroform Solutions Ltd.
    • External Wall & Walkway/Balcony/Roof Parapet Sides:
  • IWI internal wall insulation by others
    • Thermo-Soc Accessory by Enviroform Solutions Ltd.
  • IWI internal wall insulation by Enviroform Solutions Ltd.
    • E-line Superslim
    • E-Line Slim
    • E-line Natural
    • E-Line Natural-Hybrid
  • EWI External Wall Insulation System by others
    • Accessories by Enviroform Solutions Ltd. 
      • Renderline Superslim
  • Square hollow steel columns by others
    • Insulating cladding by Enviroform Solutions Ltd.
  • Ultratherm Aerogel Flooring for retrofit
    • E-Therm Slim Floor
      • (Insulated Dry Floor System)
  • External Floor/Walkway and roof terrace/balcony insulation systems
    • Topside:
      • Instaline Superslim Balcony Insulation Solution
      • CTF (Cut to Fall) Superslim Balcony/Terrace Insulation Solution
      • Cut to fall Balcony Insulation
    • Parapet Side:
      • Renderline Superslim
    • Underside:
      • E-Line (all 4 systems?)
    • Underside Accessories:
      • Floor Soffit Cable/Pipe tray Insulation
  • Pitched Roof Insulation
    • Within Batten Zone

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