For Architects

An Architect’s View

Nick James of White Design Architects (who designed new Anns Grove School, Sheffield) has said;

“With Inno-Therm®, we have found a product that happily meets our objectives for Sheffield City Council’s new school. Its supplied by a local social enterprise that creates employment opportunities and produces an environmentally friendly insulation. In fact Inno-Therm® has slightly better thermal properties than alternative insulation, so we were able to reduce the timber stud sizes in the school building. In turn this offset some of the cost while still achieving very good U–values.”

European Technical Approval

  • European Technical Approval Standards Métisse® Relais composition squareness density absorption strength airflow fire biological additives marking. SPECIAL NOTE: The insulation is now made of 85% recycled cotton/denim. There is no longer a mix of acrylic-synthetic fibres with wool fibres in the insulation.
  • CE mark approved.
  • European classification for the reaction to fire behaviour of building products
  • The reaction to fire of the product is determined according to these reports:
    METISSE RT – 45 à 200 mm – B S1 d0
    Nu petite flamme VRAC Ds2d0
  • When the insulation is placed behind a facing (plasterboard or in particular Fermacell Gypsum – BA 13 in France) the fire rating according to NF EN 13501-1: 2018 is B. (The English translation works in the Chrome browser but may have issues in other browsers. We are working to improve compatibility. Please download and use the Chrome browser if necessary.)
  • Fiche Technical Product

The Challenge of Specifying “Green”/Low Carbon Insulation

Recent study confirms that the environmental impact of Inno-Therm® is less than mineral wool
Abstract: The overall aim of research[1] in 2015 was to investigate the environmental impacts of the supply chains of Inno-Therm® and a mineral wool insulation material. The results of the research indicated that Inno-Therm®/, exhibits lower total carbon emissions within its production life cycle compared to a mineral wool insulation material.
[1] Dissertation submitted in 2015, in part requirement for the Degree of MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management of the University of Sheffield by Muhammad Haneef Abdul Nasi

Case Study

Read how Inno-Therm® was used in Anns Grove School, Sheffield. Read more

Case Study

David Garlovsky presented a paper: “A SENSIBLE APPROACH TO LOW CARBON AND HEALTHY BUILDINGS” on 17th September at the International Conference on Sustainable, Ecological, Engineering Design for Society at Leeds Beckett.

AECB Conference 2016

David Garlovsky exhibited at the AECB and gave a talk: “The challenge to specify a low carbon insulation in building construction: New build and refurbishment”. In addition, he conducted a model solar car activity for delegates on Saturday afternoon.