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Non Traditional BISF Property

BISF Houses

In the early 1980’s many defects in design and construction were discovered in a number of non-traditional house types that were designed and built before the 1960’s.

These designs were designated as defective under the housing defects legislation and although they only form a relatively small proportion of the UK’s non traditional housing stock, Local Authorities and private landlords are now required to bring these property types in line with current regulations in an aim to sustain local communities, improve tenant quality of living and reduce the need for potential demolition.

WBS systems have successfully been used on many of the following housing types:

U-Values

Click on the individual links above to compare example ‘before’ and after’ U-values on these property types (covers Phenolic, Mineral Wool and EPS insulation).

 


Case Studies


Airey

Non Tradtional Airey Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Airey Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Airey0.95500.26600.28800.29800.29

Arcal

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Arcal1.83600.28800.281100.281100.29

Atholl

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Atholl1.34600.27700.301000.291000.29

BISF (Upper Floor)

Non Traditional BISF Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional BISF Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
BISF (Upper Floor)1.65600.27700.301000.291000.30

Bison Beam

Non Traditional Bison Beam Property before Refurbishment
Before
Non Traditional Bison Beam Property after Refurbishment
After
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Bison Beam2.28600.29800.291100.291100.30

Boswell

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Boswell1.92600.28800.291100.291100.29

Cornish

Non Traditional Cornish Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Cornish Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Cornish1.99600.28800.291100.291100.29

Corolite

Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Corolite2.53600.29800.291100.301100.30

Cussins

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Cussins0.86500.27600.29800.30800.30

Dorlonco

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Dorlonco2.26600.29800.291100.291100.30

Dorran

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Dorran2.02600.28800.291100.291100.29

Dyke

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Dyke1.66600.28800.281100.281100.28

Hawksley BL8

Non Traditional Hawksley Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Hawksley Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Hawksley BL81.24500.30700.291000.281000.29

Hawthorne-Leslie

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Hawthorne-Leslie1.22500.30700.291000.281000.29

Kenkast

Non Traditional Kenkast Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Kenkast Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Kenkast2.89600.30800.301100.281200.30

Laing Easiform

Non Traditional Laing Easiform Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Laing Easiform Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Laing Easiform1.92600.28800.291100.291100.29

Myton

Non Traditional Myton Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Myton Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Myton1.01500.29700.28900.29900.30

Orlit

Non Traditional Orlit Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Orlit Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Orlit1.34600.27700.301000.291000.29

Reema

Non Traditional Reema Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Reema Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Reema2.28600.29800.291100.301100.29

Shepherd Spacemaker

Non Traditional Shepherd Spacemarker Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Shepherd Spacemarker Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Shepherd Spacemaker1.00500.28700.28900.29900.30

Spooner

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Spooner1.31500.30700.301000.291000.29

Stent

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Stent0.95500.28600.30900.29900.29

Swedish Timber Frame

before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Swedish Timber Frame1.13500.29700.29900.301000.28

Tarran Bungalows

Non Traditional Tarran Bungalow before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Tarran Bungalow after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Tarran Bungalows2.35600.29800.291100.301100.29

Tarran Newland

Non Traditional Tarran Newland before Refurbishment
before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Tarran Newland1.01500.29700.28900.29900.30

Unity

Non Traditional Unity Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Unity Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Unity2.03600.29800.291100.291100.29

Wates

Non Traditional Wates Property before Refurbishment
before
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Wates1.43600.27700.301000.301000.29

Wimpey No Fines

Non Traditional Wimpey No Fines Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Wimpey No Fines Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Wimpey No Fines2.18600.29800.291100.291100.30

Woolaway

Non Traditional Wollaway Property before Refurbishment
before
Non Traditional Wollaway Property after Refurbishment
after
Before EWIPhenolicPIRMineral WoolEPS
U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]Thickness [mm]U-Value [W/(m²K)]
Woolaway1.98600.28800.291100.291100.29
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