Balfour Beatty have installed Reflectashield TF 0.81 on their new timber frame development in Winterfield & Stepsile Estate, West Malling, Kent.
The Russett Homes development will provide affordable housing with 34 flats, 18 houses and 4 bungalows in the area.
Reflectashield TF 0.81 is the highest performing reflective membrane in its class and is specifically designed to enhance the thermal performance of timber and steel frame structures.
It complies with the vapour resistance requirements set out by BS 4016, TRADA and the NHBC. The existing legislation requires a breather membrane to have a vapour resistance not greater than 0.60 MNs/g. Reflectashield TF 0.81 has a vapour resistance of 0.44 MNs/g.
For any building to have an energy efficient, healthy, moisture free building envelope there is a clear need to manage the balance of Heat, Air and Moisture movement (HAMM) throughout the building’s life cycle from design, construction, completion and use.