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How to install YBS BreatherFoil Insulation

Difficulty: Easy • 8 Steps

This easy How-To Guide will show you how to install our YBS BreatherFoil onto the external of timber framed walls. The higher performing alternative to TF200, Reflex and Reflectashield, at a lower cost.

Ecohome-Insulation are the leading UK & European distributor of Multifoil Insulation products. We offer free next working day delivery to the UK Mainland (On Orders placed before 2pm – Orders over £100 + VAT)

Method Steps

  1. Preparing the external wall

    Prepare the BreatherFoil by removing any Exisiting Cladding and exposing the OSB/Sarking board.

  2. Stapling the first layer of BreatherFoil

    Staple the BreatherFoil directly to the external timber boarding, at a minimum of 300mm intervals.

  3. Vertical Joints

    Vertical Joints; ensure a minimum overlap of 100mm & seal using ThermaSeal Foil Joining Tape.

  4. Horizontal Joints

    Horizontal Joints; ensure a minimum overlap of 75mm, leaving the overlaps untaped.

  5. Stapling the second layer of BreatherFoil

    Staple the BreatherFoil directly to the external timber boarding, at a minimum of 300mm intervals.

  6. Vertical Taping

    Seal the vertical perimeter using ThermaSeal Foil Tape, leaving the top and bottom untaped.

  7. Installing Battens

    Apply a layer of timber battens (minimum of 25mm), perpendicular to the rafters at minimum intervals of 400mm.

  8. Installing External Cladding

    Finally apply the external finish in accordance with the manufacturers certification, fixing instructions & good building practice.

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Disclaimer – Ecohome Insulation cannot be held responsible for any losses financially or physically from advice provided in this How-To-Guide.

Recommended fixing materials and good building practice should also be used.

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