BUILDING PRODUCTS - BUILDING COMFORT
is a new generation EPS which contains graphite to
improve the thermal insulation properties of the material.
The improved thermal insulation properties of the
material mean that thinner sheets can be used to provide
equivalent thermal insulation to standard ‘white
EPS’ providing a more cost effective insulation
has been used extensively in Europe and the US to
retrofit existing buildings
to make them compliant with energy saving regulations
as well as thermally insulate buildings that were
built before the advent of modern day insulation materials.
In the majority of cases Neopor panels are applied
to the outside of existing walls or on top of roofs
or in the roof space.
Retrofit has been introduced to South Africa primarily
as an sheet cladding which is stuck to the outside
of brick, plastered and painted walls to thermally
insulate buildings which suffer excessive heat or
cold and are thus uncomfortable to live in or consume
undue amounts of energy to maintain building comfort.
Neopor Retrofit system incorporates Neopor sheets
cut to size to fit the building wall area, an EPS
adhesive to glue the sheets to the sub structure and
an EPS plaster system to provide impact resistance
and decorative effect to the outer wall surface. The
system is completed by painting the walls.
Retrofit is used to thermally insulate exisiting buildings.
This sequence (above)shows the process from start to
finish of retrofitting a house at Henley on Klip Gauteng
- cutting the Neopor sheets to fit around windows and
doors (attached), glueing and mechanically fixing Neopor
sheets to the exterior house walls, plastering and the
finished house after painting