Private House in Cappakeel, Co. Laois, opts for
the airtight benefits of BioBased Insulation
McLoughlin Building Services
Objective: To source
an insulation material that would reduce thermal bridging
and achieve low u-values, while also providing excellent
airtightness. This was a unique new build in Portlaoise
with many construction challenges that included curved
walls that would prove difficult to insulate with
searching the web for an insulation material that
would not only insulate but provide airtightness Larry
McLoughlin of McLoughlin Building Services came across
BioBased Insulation. After a consultation with
Barry McCarthy of BioBased Insulation, Larry quickly
recognized BioBased was the product for the job.
BioBased Insulation was sprayed into the walls and
the roof at different thicknesses.
In both methods the rafter and studs were counterbattened
and the contractor FoamWorks sprayed flush with the
face of the couterbatten to reduce thermal bridging
and achieve a low u-value. The curved walls were perfectly
insulated with the BioBased spray foam which expands
to fill any difficult shape.