Leading UK Housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey, has chosen to trial Jablite’s Dynamic Cavity insulation in nine new homes it is building in Saffron Walden, Essex.
Jablite Dynamic Cavity wall insulation, manufactured from expanded polystyrene, is a unique innovation developed by Jablite in partnership with Energyflo, an offshoot of Aberdeen University.
Jablite states Dynamic Cavity uses Energyflo technology to turn a simple wall into a sophisticated heat exchanger. Heat, which would otherwise be lost through the wall of the building, is harvested and utilised to warm cold air being drawn into the building.
“This trial is line with our policy of building all our homes to meet the Code for Sustainable Homes level three,” explained Andy Harrington, Technical Director for Taylor Wimpey East London.
“High performance insulation is a good way to achieve that, so naturally we were interested to trial Jablite’s new insulation to see how it performs. Energy efficiency is very important to home owners, not just because of rising costs, but there is a genuine appetite for homes that are built for sustainable living,” he continued.
Jablite’s Dynamic insulation promises to deliver a U-value of 0.17W/m²K in a 100mm cavity. This is substantially better than standard, premium blown bead in a 100mm cavity, which offers a U-value of 0.25W/m²K. An additional benefit that comes with Jablite Dynamic Insulation is improved air quality because of the inbuilt ventilation system
“So far we are very pleased with the ease of installation and the fact that if offers an option in our standard 100mm cavity new builds. A well-insulated house is a comfortable, snug home and that is important in our climate,” added Mr Harrington.
Jablite’s Sales and Marketing Director, David Teasdale, said: “We could not be more pleased to be working with a company like Taylor Wimpey and we hope that our innovative insulation can help them to deliver their own demanding sustainability targets.”