December 6, 2021

World’s highest performance multi-foil insulation gains LABC accreditation

The UK’s leading multi-foil insulation manufacturer, SuperFOIL Insulation, has been recognised for the performance of its Multi Foil and Radiant Barrier Insulation products by Local Authority Building Control (LABC).

The company’s multi-foil insulation products, SF60 and SF19+, and the radiant barrier insulation product, SFTV, are the latest products to achieve LABC Assured status. SuperFOIL now has five products approved by the body.

LABC represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. LABC Assured is a one-off certification process proving compliance with building regulations and standards. LABC is the only scheme of its kind supported by all local authorities.

The accreditation means local authorities can use the SuperFOIL products with confidence, knowing their performance and suitability has been rigorously checked and approved by the body.

Will Bown, Managing Director of SuperFOIL, said: “Getting this further recognition by the LABC is great news for our business. We want to make sure that our customers always feel confident that they’re getting the best product on the market, and getting this accreditation will assure that.”

The three products which have recently been accredited include SF60; the highest performing multi-foil insulation in the world. A single 100mm sheet of SF60 has an R value of 4.48 when used in a roof – the same thermal resistance as 200mm of standard glass wool insulation.

SuperFOIL’s multi-foil insulation is produced from 40% recycled materials and has a life expectancy of more than 50 years with a GWP rating of 3 and the entire range is 1200MNs/g vapour resistant. The insulation has R values ranging from 2.27 for its 40mm thick SF19 product, to 4.42 for its 100mm SF60 insulation, when used for roof insulation.

SuperFOIL’s multi-foil products have also been approved by the British Board of Agrément (BBA), the UK’s leading independent assessment body for the construction industry.

Recent notable SuperFOIL installations include Tottenham Court Road Underground Station, Number One Hyde Park, and the new Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. SuperFOIL Insulation has also been used to improve the energy efficiency of more than 500 housing association properties in Herefordshire.

SFTV insulation, which is now also LABC Assured, was used in a world record ‘Round the World’ balloon trip run by Cameron Balloons. The ten story hot-air balloon, which was made almost entirely with the SuperFOIL product, completed a round-the-world flight in 11 days. The insulation was chosen for its incredible strength and reflective properties, which were essential in withstanding the extreme temperatures, altitudes and wind speeds that the balloon was subjected to.