Roofing manufacturer Redland has launched two roof insulation products, Rapid Rafter Insulation and Rapid Loft Board.
Rapid Loft Board is especially relevant for homeowners who like to utilise their loft space for storage. Rapid Loft Board goes in the loft space, horizontal at ceiling level – instead of mineral wool – with the board laid across the joists.
This converts the loft into a walkable storage area, as well as insulating the home, in one layer, to current Building Regulations.
Rapid Loft Board has tongue and groove edges, making it easy to fit. There is no mineral or glass wool required, except to seal around the perimeter, which saves on labour and installation time. Off the shelf fixings are also used.
Rapid Rafter Insulation is applied directly to the rafters with tiles laid on top. This creates a habitable loft space, fully sealed to create a ‘warm roof’. Consequently, Rapid Rafter Insulation is perfectly suited to re-roofing projects where work has to comply with the Building Regulations requirement to upgrade insulation when installing a new roof.
Rapid Rafter Insulation has an integrated vapour permeable underlay. Bonded to the upper surface, with easy to seal self adhesive laps, this provides excellent vapour permeability. Fewer fixings are required than comparable helical fixings and each insulation board has tongue and groove edges. This makes installation quicker and easier.