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ARC Building Solutions T-Barrier

Developing an Innovative Solution for Eaves Insulation

Thermal bridging calculations that were undertaken to assess the thermal performance of the ARC T-Barrier product. The calculations were undertaken by the Centre for the Built Environment within the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University as part of a collaborative project with the product’s developer ARC Building Solutions Limited. The project was supported by a Technology Strategy Board Innovation Voucher.

Designs for the party wall/external wall abutment junction for masonry and timber frame constructions were thermally modelled to compare the thermal bridging attributes of junctions with the ARC T-Barrier product installed against junctions with a more conventional cavity barrier product that is also manufactured by the Company. Comparisons were also made with the published linear thermal transmittance (Ψ-value) for the corresponding Accredited Construction Details (ACD). Potential options for improving the ARC T-Barrier product for use in timber frame applications were explored.

Research outputs

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