All products are thoroughly tested and hold Agrément Certifcates from vaires bodies includding BDA Kiwa, BBA and BM Trada and are accepted by the NHBC.
Lightweight blocks make the flooring quick and easy to install
Low U values make the floor very efficient with excellent thermal performance
EPS panels are easy to transport and to cut to size
BDA Agrément® approved by KIWA and accepted by the NHBC
What is a U-value?
The measure of heat loss through the fabric of a building is expressed as a U-value with limiting values set out in the Building Regulations.
Building Regulations – Approved Document L
The Building Regulations set out requirements for specific aspects of building design and construction. Regulation 26 of the building regulations states that “Where a building is erected, it shall not exceed the target CO2 emission rate for the building…”, and Schedule 1 – Part L Conservation of fuel and power states that provision for conservation of fuel and power shall be made by limiting heat gain and losses and providing building service which are efficient, have effective controls and are properly commissioned and that information is provided so that the building can be operated efficiently.
Achieving Part L 2021
All new homes must produce 31% less carbon emissions than the old 2013 Part L Regulations. New homes will be assessed under a new Standard Assessement Proceedure (SAP) called SAP10. Builders are encouraged to meet notional dwelling targets for energy efficiency which are measured in u-values. The minimum u-value for floors is set at 0.13w/m2K. Note; this is the minimum therefore if the u-value of another element within the building is poor, then the floor u-value may need to be improved to a lower value. Full guidance of this can be given from SAP Assessors or by visiting: Guildance To 2021 Part L Regulations
Robust, stable and quick-to-install insulated flooring
Longley has been at the forefront of precast concrete flooring manufacture and design for over +75 years and concrete floor insulation is a particular area of our expertise. Until recently, most housebuilders used concrete t-beams infilled with concrete blocks as the ground floor structure on new housing developments. This provided a quick working platform and a solid base for the continuing build.
Increasingly, there has been a need for new homes to be energy efficient and to have better thermal performance. Longley's insulated flooring systems deliver a robust, stable and quick-to-install option for housebuilders looking to achieve a more efficient home.
Longley offers three insulated flooring systems, both with EPS insulation panels in place of traditional concrete blocks.