Beamshield Plus Suspended Ground Floor Insulation
Beamshield Plus Overview
Beamshield Plus is a rigid insulation unit manufactured from lightweight, closed cell EPS intended for use in suspended ground floors in conjunction with prestressed concrete T Beams, concrete closure blocks, concrete perimeter blocks and a structural screed.
Beamshield Plus comprises of 3 EPS components:
- Full insulation unit
- Half insulation unit
- Starter insulation unit
The full unit is suitable for 620mm beam centres. Half units are available for reduced beam centres, for example in the case of higher loadings or for ease of setting out.
Building Regulation Requirements
Changes to Approved Document L (ADL) were implemented in April 2006. Houses designed to the previous regulations will require radical changes in order to meet the required carbon dioxide emission reductions. A minimum reduction of 20% in CO2 emissions is required for the whole building. The limiting U-value for the ground floor is 0.25 W/m2K. However U-values as low as 0.13 W/m2K can be achieved with Beamshield Plus. To ensure compliance, ‘as designed’ and ‘as built’ SAP calculations are required for new dwellings or SBEM calculations for buildings other than dwellings. For more information visit www.sapsonline.co.uk
Standard Unit Designs
All units can be cut with a fine-tooth saw or hot wire on site if needed. Fully detailed literature is available on request.