Insultrak® was born out of extensive research and development, initially due to the problem presented by thicker-faced fibre roof insulation materials being specified in over-purlin roof applications.
Increased usage of thicker fibre blanket materials
Since the inception of the SANS 10400-XA standard for energy usage in buildings, there has been a marked increase in the use of thicker fibre blanket materials to attain the required thermal values for a building’s design. This in turn impacted the effective fixing of the roof sheet for both secret fix and standard roof sheeting systems in conjunction with the thicker insulation material.
A product that meets all the essential requirements
Following testing done to SANS 10177-10 (fire performance classification of thermal insulated building envelope systems), a material was found that met these requirements.
The final requirement was that the Insultrak® spacer would improve the overall thermal value of the insulation material once installed, by providing the maximum return loft of the fibre blanket. It was also found that the aesthetics of the faced fibre were not affected by the addition of the Insultrak® spacer.
25 years’ experience in the roof insulation industry
The management team of Insultrak® has over 25 years of experience in the roof insulation industry in South Africa through their sister company, D&D Roof Insulations. The company has been one of the leading innovators and suppliers of most commercially available roof insulation products in South Africa and a founding member of the Thermal Insulation Products and Systems Association of South Africa (TIPSASA).
Following previous product successes such as the development of Starlite®, which was the first faced fibre roof insulation material in South Africa to achieve an A1 (non-combustible) fire rating, the development of a solution such as Insultrak® was therefore a natural progression.
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