Gapotape; changing the way you insulate today for a better tomorrow

Latest News Thu, Feb 28, 2019 10:43 AM

  • Stand D80, Futurebuild, March 5th -7th

Gapogroup will be exhibiting its award winning, innovative insulation product, Gapotape, on Stand D80 at this year's Futurebuild. This unique, yet simple combination of foil and foam tape is specifically designed to eliminate the performance gap and form a thermal seal around the edges of rigid insulation panels in floors, roofs and walls.

Paul Rogers, director, Gapogroup, said; "The industry is aware of the problems associated with the installing PIR insulation and ensuring a tight fit. Eliminating the air gaps with the application of Gapotape has a significant impact on the thermal performance of the building. Not only will it save the home owner both energy and money but it comes someway to improving the thermal performance of the UK construction sector."

Until now, rigid insulation has been impossible to install between rafters, studs and joists without air gaps as even the most meticulous installations suffer from inevitable shrinkage, warping and movement of the timber elements. This means that the 'as built' U-value of rigid insulation is much less than its 'as specified' U-value. Currently, this performance gap is one of the biggest issues facing the UK construction sector and it is costing consumers thousands of pounds in wasted heating costs.

Background

Gapotape was designed and is manufactured by Gapogroup Ltd. The easy to handle tape can be used to create thermal seals on floors, the rigid insulation panels with a stud walls and roofs. The use of Gapotape maintains the thermal seal of the building, mitigating the need for additional air tight membranes.The tape is installed with a simple three stage process; peel, position, push. In 2015, it was winner of the Best Innovation in Insulation at the Build It Awards and in 2016 received Best Interior Building Product at Architecture Expo, Dublin.

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