Due to their location and age, insulating a barn conversion can pose problems for architects and builders alike.
As the predominant feature of the conversion in question, the roofs of most barns possess high, vaulted ceilings, which although undeniably attractive, do little to help matters on the heat retention front.
In light of this predicament, spray foam can offer a sensible solution, enabling you to capitalise on insulating all available space, whilst simultaneously delivering a sophisticated, streamlined finish.
Consequently, you can retain the period features of your barn conversion, without making any unnecessary adjustments to the roof.
For agricultural barns, a combination of Icynene’s highly-adhesive properties and thermo-efficient composition makes in conducive to a more competitive yield.
A 100% water blown product, insulating a barn conversion with Icynene enables you to take an environmentally-friendly approach to renovating, whilst adhering to the very latest building codes of conduct.
An additional benefit of using Icynene to insulate an agricultural barn is that it creates an impenetrable air barrier, effectively protecting your barn against the onslaught of the elements.
The benefits of this increased thermal efficiency are twofold: not only does it dramatically cut down on heating and energy expenditure, it also reduces livestock feeding requirements, as they feel less inclined to eat to keep warm.
When insulating older buildings, such as barn conversions, ensuring a historic home meets the required building regulations can be challenging.
If an older building is listed as well, it will be subject to the dictates of planning permission, which needs to be applied for in advance of your project proposal, and can be a long and laborious process.
One of the specialities of spray foam is that it suits all manner of specialist projects, with its ease-of-application cutting down considerably on overall labour costs.
Consequently, hard-to-reach cracks and crevices can be easily accommodated and accounted for with Icynene, as it completely seals all gaps, eliminating air leaks in the process.
In most cases, as long as the proposed extension only affects the minor elevations of the conversion, it’s likely to be accepted.
Indeed, it really all comes down to a matter of aesthetics. As long as the planned changes take the existing historical features into account, and work with, rather than against them, they have minimal chance of being met with opposition.
By extending your barn conversion, and insulating with Icynene, you not only provide extra space to create a room of your choosing, you also create a warm and welcoming environment that can save you up to 30% on your average energy bills.
In terms of efficacy, Icynene’s open-celled composition provides a superlative seal against external moisture. Rainy climatic conditions are conducive to mould growth, and, consequently, can put any livestock food supplies stored in your barn at risk of contamination.
Icynene also provides a highly breathable membrane, enabling droplets of water to dissipate with ease. It also improves the overall structural integrity of the building, shoring it up against potential subsidence.
By investing in Icynene, you are investing in a product that unlike traditional insulation materials, poses no harm to overall health, or the environment.
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