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Actis Hybrid plays starring role on national TV

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Actis Hybrid on TV

Once again ACTIS HYBRID insulation has appeared on national TV, this time as part of a stunning coach house conversion in George Clarke’s latest Channel 4 series, Remarkable Renovations.
Impressive footage shows swathes of Actis Hybrid products adorning the roof of the 200-year-old coach house as it undergoes a transformation from its former incarnation to a 5,000 ft2 home by Adrian and Laura Neaves.

It saw builders create a timber frame within the original shell, both for structural reasons and to allow the installation of 75 mm honeycomb insulation Actis Hybris and insulating vapour control layer H Control Hybrid.

They removed the original roof, installed new roof timbers, and insulated it with 75 mm Actis Hybris, H Control Hybrid and Boost R Hybrid.

The couple also demolished a barn which abutted the building and rebuilt a new structure using insulated concrete form blocks. The roof was insulated in the same way as the coach house, achieving an identical U-value.

Adrian explained: “I chose Actis for a number of reasons. One is the U-value, which is excellent. We’ve achieved 0.16 in the roof and 0.19 in the walls. I wanted it to be quick, clean, and easy to install. I didn’t need to wear a mask as there was no dust, and it was easy to cut and fit.

In addition, we didn’t need such big roof rafters. With rigid board we would have needed 225 mm, but with Actis we only needed 150 mm. Plus it worked out a lot cheaper.

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