Sundolitt’s XPS, an extreme strength, extruded polystyrene, is helping provide high insulation levels, strength and rigidity to a new swimming pool which is being used in the rehabilitation of injured and sick police officers from Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The pool installation, at Castlebrae Police Treatment Centre in Auchterarder, Perthshire, is part of a £2.5 million redevelopment to improve and extend facilities to accommodate the needs of some 1,650 serving and retired police officers who use the centre each year.
The XPS has been supplied in varying dimensions to accommodate the sloping design of the pool and is an important sub-structure prior to the pouring of the concrete base and tile finish. The use of Sundolitt XPS in this application is helping keep water temperature up and the running costs down as well as providing rigid support and protection against differential heave for the pool.
“XPS is now a preferred solution for a wide range of applications where extreme strength is needed combined with high insulation properties. This includes solid flooring and foundations, inverted roofing and for insulating railway lines, airports and roads wherever heavy loads and high moisture levels are encountered,” explained Bryan Mawer, Sundolitt’s Sales Manager for Construction Products and XPS Specialist.
Sundolitt XPS is manufactured in a wide range of thicknesses and sheet sizes - the primary range has a thermal conductivity of 0.033 – 0.037 W/mK (EN 13164). According to the type of use, it achieves outstanding compression resistance from 200 – 700 kPa (EN826) and offers exceptionally low moisture absorption through its closed-pore system - making it an ideal thermal insulator for a wide range of commercial and domestic construction applications.