How to Install Foil-Tec Single (Floor Installation)
Here we will demonstrate how to insulate your Floor with Foil Tec Single.
As this is a highly effective vapour control membrane that also provides thermal benefits. It’s an insulating vapour control membrane, so it brings dual benefits.
Why not benefit from a highly reflective vapour control barrier, opposed to just a conventional vapour control layer?
This can be used independently on the floor, to improve the heat retention in your home, whilst protecting it from condensation.
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Roll the Foil-Tec Single Out
Roll the Foil-Tec Single Out over the joists, overlap each layer by 100mm. You do not need to tape the overlaps, these overlaps act as a vent to allow for the moisture to dissipate.
Install Saddle Clips
To get the optimum performance out of the product, you need an air cavity either side of the Foil-Tec Single. So, place the saddle clips over the insulation and the joists - this will provide you with an air cavity of 50mm. The saddle clips can either be screwed or nailed in to place. Ideally you want to use 4 saddle clips for every metre square worth of insulation.
(Alternatively - you can Staple it in to place)
Although the saddle clips are the best way to achieve a consistent air cavity and they speed up the installation process, if you need you can instead staple the Foil Tec Single. Staple to the side of the joists, at every 20cm intervals.
Cover up to the Wall
The Foil Tec Insulation must be brought up to the wall, behind the skiting board. We advise that it goes up the wall by 75mm.
Tape and Seal
Tape and Seal all around the perimeter, leaving the overlaps between each join untapped.
You can then install your flooring, with screws at 20cm centres, 37mm in to the joists.
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