Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Heat Test – Polystyrene Vs Wood Fibre Wall Insulation

The construction industry maintains that all materials perform equally in terms of thermal insulation. They’re wrong. The following video explains why. Deciding which material to use when insulating the walls of your home can be difficult. Especially when you’re not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Sound Test – Polystyrene Vs Wood Fibre Wall Insulation

Deciding which material to use when insulating the walls of your home can be difficult. There are a lot of options and it can be hard to know which one to choose. Each has their own relative strengths and weaknesses, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What is UdiSPEED?

UdiSPEED is a really tough wood fibre insulation board which is designed to give insulation but also to act as a carrier for renders and plasters. It’s normally used on the outside of timber framed buildings to reduce thermal bridging … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What are EBB Clayboards

EBB clay boards are a simple but extremely effective way of adding both thermal mass and acoustic insulation to the walls or ceilings of buildings. They work especially well in timber frame buildings as they are notoriously lightweight and noisy. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What is UdiRECO?

UdiRECO is a really simple but unique solid wall insulation system for uneven surfaces. It is made up of two different layers, the front is a fairly rigid wood fibre board which carries the plaster or render and the backing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What is UdiTOP?

UdiTOP wood fibre roof insulation sarking board is a very simple system. The UdiTOP boards are a high density wood fibre insulation sarking board which is laid straight on top of your rafters. It has a tongue and groove system … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What is UdiFRONT?

UdiFRONT is a really simple external insulation system for both timber framed and brick or block structures. The system uses this Diffutherm tongue and grooved wood fibre insulation board and it is screwed back to the wall or timber studs. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Does making a house airtight make it stuffy?

The simple answer should be ‘No’. Improvements in the airtightness of a building are designed to prevent uncontrolled ventilation, accounting for as much as 15-20% of the total heat loss in some buildings. However, the strategy of sealing around windows, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thermal mass of insulation materials.

As it is now summer and our buildings are warming up here in the UK I thought I’d write more about thermal mass and how this affects everything from comfort to performance in buildings. From my discussions with many people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Acoustic Insulation

Having blogged previously about the many attributes of our natural insulation products beyond just thermal insulation I thought I’d elaborate more on each attribute. Because of the types of materials we use and the ways in which they are produced … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment