Over thirty years old and in need of major improvement works, Hadleigh Swimming Pool in Suffolk required remodeling and refurbishment to bring it up to modern standards. With a strict budget and high thermal performance a priority, the UK’s leading PIR manufacturer and Hadleigh-based insulation specialists Celotex provided the perfect solution for the building’s cavity wall – Celotex CW4000 insulation.
Delivered by main contractor R.G. Carter and designed by Archial for Babergh District Council, the new building has seen the creation of improved community facilities in addition to a refurbished swimming pool. For the walls of the new build element – 610m2 of 100mm thick Celotex CW4000 insulation was chosen to achieve budgetary and thermal performance targets.
For the steel frame with masonry infill structure, the versatility of Celotex’ CW4000 boards made installation simple and efficient. Specified at a thickness of 100mm, it is extremely lightweight and easy to cut to fit using hand tools. After being cut to size, the boards were slotted between the brick and block built cavity wall before being secured into place using innovative cavity tie clips.
Aimed specifically at partial cavity wall installations, Celotex CW4000 is available in a range of thicknesses from 25mm to 100mm and is proven to reduce heating needs, carbon emissions and energy costs. Made from PIR with low emissivity foil facings to reflect radiant heat and improve thermal resistance, CW4000 offers improved thermal insulation performance within cavity air spaces. It achieves an excellent lambda of 0.022W/mK and can deliver 100% more thermal efficiency than many mineral fibre products.
Independently assessed by BRE Global, Celotex CW4000 has been confirmed as achieving a low environmental impact, through its BRE Approved Environmental Profile. It has also been awarded an A+ Rating when compared to the BRE Green Guide.
Now complete, the specification and installation of Celotex CW4000 insulation has helped the project to meets both thermal and budgetary targets, whilst for years to come the Hadleigh community can enjoy much-improved facilities and the building and its owners will benefit from exceptional energy efficiency.