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Insulation for Suspended Timber Floors

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All ground floor constructions, unless very large commercial floors, will require some insulation to be included within the floor zone to comply with Building Regulation requirements. If the ground floor in question is of a suspended timber construction, and whether this is a renovation or new-build project, then the insulation would normally be installed in the joist zone – that is installed between the joists.

A rigid PIR board can be installed between the joists provided the insulation is cut accurately and fitted carefully to avoid air gaps, another choice would be a glass mineral wool (GMW) roll or slab – the flexible nature of this type of product means it can be cut slightly oversize and then compression-fitted between the joists to eliminate air gaps. Some support may be needed for the insulation - timber straps, timber battens or netting can all be utilised to help keep the insulation in place.

The floor would typically be finished from above with a vapour control layer (VCL) if required and a suitable timber floor deck

The building detail is for illustrative purposes only. It does not constitute advice and should not be relied upon.

Insulation products to consider
Product Name Thickness Range Sizes Lambda BBA
Celotex XR4000 110-200mm Width 1200mm, Length 2400mm 0.022 W/m.K Tick Icon
Celotex GA4000 50-100mm Width 1200mm, Length 2400mm 0.022 W/m.K Tick Icon
Celotex TB4000 20-40mm Width 1200mm, Length 2400mm 0.022 W/m.K Tick Icon
ISOVER Spacesaver 100-200mm Spacesaver: Width 1160mm, Length 5200-12180mm | Spacesaver Ready-Cut: Width 3x386 or 2x580mm, Length 5200-12180mm | Spacesaver Lite: Width 1160mm, Length: 3500-7000mm 0.044 W/m.K Tick Icon
ISOVER Spacesaver Plus 100-200mm Width 1160mm, Length 3500–7000mm 0.040 W/m.K Tick Icon