Renovations / Heritage works

The selection of appropriate insulation material is especially crucial in old buildings. GEOCELL® combines a drainage layer and insulation in a single product, thus reducing building height. Moreover, GEOCELL® is diffusible, an important property for an insulating material when humidity is an issue.
GEOCELL® offers a breathable insulating floor system made from waste glass that can be reused or recycled at any time.

The renovation of a basement presents many difficulties especially in period properties. The management of moisture, combined with increasing insulation values without impacting a sites existing structure can prove challenging. External ground levels and foundation footings can impact the work involved and thus the cost and risk in a project. Confined spaces for the excavation and disposal of material can increase these costs further.

Challenges: 
Achieving sufficient depth of dig to provide for sufficient insulation, whilst not damaging the building.
Moisture management.
Installation of insulation.
Access & egress to site with materials.
Risk associated with machinery and excavation works.
Advantages: 
Geocell Gravel is a light-weight product (Density = 150 kg / m3), with a compressive strength of 275 kN/m² at compaction factor 1,3 : 1. This is equivalent to 27,5 t/m². Compressive strength (10% compression) 570 kN/m² (57 t/m²).
Geocell Gravel has enhanced insulation properties with a certified conductivity of 0.08 W/mK. Thus through using Geocell gravel instead of SR 21, no further insulation is required.
No additional insulation reduces the dig depth required.
Geocell Gravel is a closed cell structure which does not absorb moisture and facilitates the percolation of water.
Ideal for restrictive spaces.
Inert material - Pyrite free.

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