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Kingspan Air-Cell Permifloor Commercial Insulation
Australian-made Kingspan Air-Cell Permifloor ® is an underfloor insulation innovation designed specifically for suspended framed floor applications delivering a 2-in-1 insulation and moisture management solution.
Kingspan Air-CellPermifloor® is manufactured with a patented closed-cell, cross-linked foam structure sandwiched by highly reflective foil surfaces and perforated with tiny, evenly-spaced holes. These perforations allow water and vapour to permeate through preventing moisture that can often collect under flooring when using conventional underfloor insulation systems.
500 mm wide pre-cut version available for a perfect fit between joists (Kingspan Air-Cell Permifloor® 500).
Easier to install than normal underfloor insulation?
In a promotional video, Kingspan demonstrates compares the installation time of 3 types of underfloor insulation products. The results
- Kingspan Air-Cell Permifloor – 27 mins
- A glasswool underfloor insulation 28 mins
- Foil Faced Polystyrene Boards – 83 mins
Kingspan Air-Cell is relatively easy to install using staples and a knife. No protective equipment is required.
How Important is Underfloor Insulation?
In the absence of underfloor insulation, the floor inside the house will remain noticeably colder in winter time than the air-temperature inside. This is due a constant transfer of heat between the outside (underneath the house) and up through the floorboards. It is a common misconception that the winter chill factor is mainly due to cracks or gaps in the flooring material. While this will also be a contributing factor, it’s important to understand that regardless how well fitted the floor boards are, the flooring material itself (e.g. timber, tiles etc) will allow a significant amount of heat transfer. Any cracks and gaps in the floorboards will only accelerate this heat transfer, and typically the floor will remain chilly during the coldest months of the year, regardless of how warm the indoor temperature of the home is. As would be expected, this heat loss increases the load any heating appliances, and the result is of course a higher electricity or gas bill. The solution to all this is of course underfloor insulation. Kingspan Air-Cell Permifloor insulation is best installed during the building or renovation process (from above) just prior to the floor boards being fixed to the joists. In addition to the thermal benefits, underfloor insulation also helps to reduce noise transfer from outside into the home.
Delivery of Kingspan Permifloor Insulation
We can delivery Kingspan Permifloor to practically anywhere in Australia. Delivery within the major capital cities costs $75 including GST. If you need it delivered to regional Australia, contact us for a quote. Deliveries within the major capital cities normally takes 1 – 2 business days, and in regional areas will usually take 3 – 5 business days.
If you have any further questions or would like a quotation for your project, please contact us.