Spantherm, an insulated concrete ground floor system, tried and tested and already being used in 80% of new homes across the Netherlands, delivers the benefits of factory prefabrication to the challenging world of groundworks.
The innovative Spantherm system has been brought to the UK by Toomebridge-based Creagh Concrete, with thousands of properties already benefitting from the factory insulated precast units’ impressive specifications.
Launched three years ago, Spantherm is suitable for the residential market and some commercial projects, and carries carries BBA accreditation as well as being CE marked.
Spantherm can be installed directly onto the foundation walls requiring a 100mm bearing for the precast concrete sections. Three different grades of EPS are available delivering U-values as low as 0.12 W/m2 K depending on the perimeter to area ratio.
Neil McIvor of Creagh Concrete comments, “We believe Spantherm has an enormous potential for the wider UK housing market as it offers savings during the build process as well as significant energy savings for the occupants throughout the life of the property.
“Spantherm performance is superior compared to alternate schemes including beam and block systems and significantly reduces on site construction time, labour and waste. The team offers a design, manufacture and installation service.”
At present the Spantherm units are manufactured in Creagh Concrete’s bases throughout the UK. There are also well advanced plans for production to be extended to its site at Hoveringham in Nottinghamshire.