Retrofit and refurbishment

Retrofit and refurbishment

Spiralite pre-insulated non-metal ducting offers many advantages in refurbishment and retrofit projects.

Of particular relevance are:

  • Weight savings – up to 86% lighter than GSS ducting and insulation with lower overall loads
  • Labour savings – much easier to transport and install, only 1 fit instead of 2 or 3, minimal disruption in occupied buildings
  • Space savings – no need for insulation or vapour seal, ideal for lower ceiling levels or narrow ceiling voids
  • Greater installation flexibility – to circumvent existing structures and last minute changes; easy for under-floor ventilation where ceilings protected
  • Energy and carbon savings – 25-40% more energy efficient than GSS ductwork and exceptional thermal performance; meaningful reduction in the carbon footprint of the building
  • Time savings – can be flat packed for ease of delivery to restricted or congested sites

Spiralite Insulation is based on the same technology and, where ductwork is not being replaced but only insulated, it can greatly improve the thermal performance of the existing system.

Anyone involved in property development, construction or ownership should consider:

  • > 2m commercial buildings in the UK
  • > 90% of stock built before 1986
  • > 60% of existing stock will be there by 2050
  • F and G energy performance certificate (EPC) rated buildings will be legally unlettable from 2018 – estimated to be in excess of 350,000 properties
  • 5% of profits of companies in the UK are lost due to energy inefficient buildings

This represents an easy investment decision for property companies: <10% return on property, >20% return on energy efficient measures (Empire State Building had a 1.61 year payback).

…Spiralite pre-insulated non-metal ducting offers many advantages in refurbishment and retrofit projects.