KORE T-Beam Floor Insulation
KORE T-Beam Insulation is an alternative solution to traditional block and beam floors for use in a variety of applications where ground conditions are poor. This insulated flooring system is design to minimise thermal bridging at the wall-to-floor junction and ensure proper airtightness throughout the building envelope.
KORE T-Beam Insulation can insulate t-beams in a number of ways: between and under the t-beam, between and above the t-beam and between, under and above the t-beam. KORE T-Beam floor insulation is suitable for a variety of construction methods, including cavity walls, solid block walls, timber frame and SIPs.
KORE EPS for t-beam floor insulation applications is manufactured to IS EN 13163:2012 and IS EN 15037-4:2010+A1:2013 Precast Concrete Products – beam and block floor systems – Part 4: Expanded Polystyrene blocks.
KORE T-Beam Insulation installs quickly and easily using KORE Expanded Polystyrene. EPS is a versatile material that can be cut to any shape and size required for the insulation requirements of the project.
ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR CRANES
KORE T-Beam Insulation EPS is lightweight and does not require the use of cranes to move into place. KORE Expanded Polystyrene can be cut to suit the project’s requirements with a standard knife.
REDUCED ON SITE WASTE & CLUTTER
KORE T-Beam EPS is supplied to suit the needs of the project, meaning less waste and clutter on your job site – helping reduce costs.
SAFE & ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Like all KORE EPS solutions, KORE T-Beam Insulation is safe to work with and requires no specialised equipment. EPS is chemically inert and can be recycled at the end of its useful lifespan.
Why Choose KORE T-Beam Insulation
KORE T-Beam Insulation is the perfect solution for floor insulation applications where ground conditions are poor. KORE T-Beam for block and beam applications installs quickly – meaning reduced labour costs as there are minimal requirements for ground preparation.
KORE T-Beam Insulation can be used with most construction types, including cavity wall construction, solid block walls, timber frame and structural insulated panels (SIPs). KORE Expanded Polystyrene used for KORE T-Beam provides high thermal performance, low U-values and is moisture and rot-proof. KORE EPS will last the lifetime of the building with minimal maintenance and upkeep.
KORE T-Beam Insulation can be used in conjunction with underfloor heating systems. In addition, services underneath the floor can be suspended, eliminating drilling and raw bolting. Other benefits include soundproofing and in some cases, reduced wall size.
Bespoke T-Beam Insulation
KORE supplies t-beam insulation to a number of manufacturers across the country. These manufacturers then provide the t-beam insulation as a complete system. KORE’s t-beam EPS insulation solution for block and beam applications can be manufactured to suit the needs of each individual project. Examples of the different t-beam options are display to the right. For more detailed information please contact our technical team.
EPS Insulation for T-Beam Applications
KORE T-Beam is an EPS insulation system for block and beam applications that replaces the need for concrete in between the t-beams. KORE Expanded Polystyrene can be used in bottom beam applications (below the t-beams), or top sheet applications (above the t-beams). The examples below display KORE T-Beam in bottom beam and top sheet applications. Note that KORE EPS is also available in white depending on the needs of your project.
KORE T-Beam Insulation: Silver EPS – Bottom Beam Applications
Starter Block in EPS70 Silver
Standard Block in EPS70 Silver
Available for double beam, narrow beam and wide beam applications. Click on the application above for an example image.
End Block in EPS70 Silver
KORE T-Beam Insulation: Silver EPS – Top Sheet Applications
Standard Block in EPS70 Silver
Top Sheet in EPS70 Silver
End Block in EPS70 Silver
(can also be used as starter block)
KORE T-Beam Insulation Technical Details
The European Standard I.S. EN 15037-4:2010+A1:2013 Precast Concrete Products – Beam and Block Floor Systems – Part 4: Expanded Polystyrene Blocks deals with the requirements and the basic performance criteria for blocks made with Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), used in conjunction with pre-cast concrete beams in compliance with EN 15037-1, with or without cast in-situ concrete for the construction of beam and block floor systems.
EPS blocks for block and beam floor systems can be divided into two types: block with no mechanical function in the final floor system and block that contributes to the mechanical function of the final floor in conjunction with a timber deck or screed.
The U-value table below shows the U-values achievable with KORE T-Beam in bottom beam applications for both Silver and White EPS. Top sheet applications will achieve the same U-values. The following factors may influence U-values: if different shapes of t-beams are utilised, the thickness of the top or bottom insulation and if t-beams are placed at different centres. For U-values specific to your project please contact our technical team for calculations.
|Material||Thickness of Floor (mm)||Centre of Beams (mm)||U-Value (W/m2K)|
|EPS100 White||280mm EPS + 70mm screed||250||0.14|
|EPS70 Silver||280mm EPS +70mm screed||250||0.13|
|EPS100 White||280mm EPS + 70mm screed||500||0.13|
|EPS70 Silver||280mm EPS +70mm screed||500||0.12|
*Assumes a P/A ratio of 0.4
KORE T-Beam at 250mm centres
KORE T-Beam at 500mm centres