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YBS BreatherQuilt – The TLX Gold Alternative

YBS BreatherQuilt – The TLX Gold Alternative

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High-Performing Roofing Membrane

YBS BreatherQuilt is the higher-performing and less costly alternative to TLX Gold.

BreatherQuilt is an insulating 2 in 1 Multifoil and Breathable Membrane designed for over rafter use. You can save cost, installation time and depth in your project by incorporating this high performing multifoil. Compressing to just 7mm over rafter, it takes up the virtually the same depth of a standard roofing membrane, whilst adding excellent thermal benefits.

This breathable multifoil consists of 11 layers of low emissivity reflective foils and wadding. All layers are perforated to create breathability, and to assist in eliminating condensation in your roof. You will also find Double Sided Tape included within BreatherQuilt, this speeds up the installation process, when overlapping the product.

Building Regulations

YBS BreatherQuilt is LABC and BDA approved for Building Control. See our Free and Easy to use Online U-Value Calculator to see how BreatherQuilt can assist in your project.

BreatherQuilt comes on easy to handle 1.2m x 10m rolls (12m2 Coverage). Install BreatherQuilt by stapling horizontally and slightly draped over the rafters, before tile battens. If you wish to install BreatherQuilt taut (no drape), a counter batten is advised before laying tile battens.

To see how BreatherQuilt is fitted, study our Fitting and Data Sheet Here! Alternatively, call our informative technical team direct on 0114 323 0029.

BreatherQuilt is available at the lowest trade prices direct from Ecohome Insulation. We offer free next-working day delivery on orders placed before 2pm!

Require a bulk purchase? See our BreatherQuilt Trade Pallet Deal Here! The most economical way to purchase this product, also includes free fixing items!

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Free Gifts Include: Thermaseal Foil Joining Tape, Heavy Duty Staple Gun Kit, Multifoil Insulation Scissors or Thermaseal Double Sided Tape.

BreatherQuilt is a very Flexible, easy to Fit, breathable multi-layer insulation achieving a high thermal resistance for use on pitched roofs.

BreatherQuilt is made up of 11 layers of breathable aluminium foil and wadding with an added outer layer of Breathable Membrane. This added breathable membrane layer saves time, cost and valuable roof height space because you don’t need to install a breathable membrane over rafters! The Technical Data sheet to the bottom of this page shows how BreatherQuilt is used alongside SuperQuilt and other insulation materials to meet Building regulations.

BreatherQuilt has been designed as a higher performance , less cost alternative to TLX Gold!

BreatherQuilt is UK manufactured to a high standard and holds an LABC and BDA certificate for use within Building Control. This product will save on Cost, Space and Installation time to traditional roofing methods.

So why do more Builders and Roofers choose to install YBS BreatherQuilt?

  • Higher in thermal performance
  • Manufactured to have higher reflective properties
  • Thinner to save space when installing
  • Lower in cost
  • British manufactured to support industry
  • Engineered to not require any Kingspan or Celotex when you use the TyvaQuilt Insulation system or the Triple Layer Re-Roof System.

You can easily achieve a U-Value of 0.18 or lower when using BreatherQuilt. BreatherQuilt is installed over rafter by stapling into place. You can simply secure two layers of SuperQuilt in conjunction with BreatherQuilt to meet the current 0.18 requirements for building control.

You can purchase BreatherQuilt at the lowest trade prices and receive Free Next Working Day Deliveryon all orders over £100 + Vat placed until 2pm (UK Mainland only).

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How To Insulate a Roof Using BreatherQuilt

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How to Fit BreatherQuilt over Rafter

  1. Installing BreatherQuilt

    Starting at the bottom of the roof, roll BreatherQuilt across the rafters and staple in place. Ensure BreatherQuilt is draped in-between each rafter as opposed to being pulled taught. It is important that a 10mm clear gap is formed at the center of all rafters. The gap required will be between the top layer of BreatherQuilt and installed tile batten.

  2. Fixing and Cutting

    Ensure BreatherQuilt is stapled at 300mm intervals, using min 14mm deep staples, or nails. BreatherQuilt can be cut with either Multifoil Scissors, or a Cutting Knife. Both the cutting tools, along with a Staple Gun & Staples are available in our Multifoil Fitting Kit.

  3. Overlapping

    Once the first run of BreatherQuilt is fully fixed, and is draping into the rafters, proceed by using the built in double sided adhesive to seal both layers together. Install the next layer of BreatherQuilt in the same manner as the first. Overlap the first and second layer by 100mm, ensuring the double sided tape is secure and sealed.

  4. Vertical Joints

    Where 2 layers of BreatherQuilt meet on vertical sections, we advise these layers to be butt jointed, not overlapped. These joints should be taped over with ThermaSeal Weatherproof Tape

  5. Final Detailing

    At the eaves BreatherQuilt should extend onto a suitable eaves carrier. Proceed with tile/slate battens and tile/slates.

How To Install TyvaQuilt Insulation To Achieve 0.18 U-Value

  1. Install SuperQuilt (Part 1)

    TyvaQuilt consists of three products building regulations. 1st is SuperQuilt Under Rafter, 2nd is Non-Itch between Rafter and finally BreatherQuilt Over Rafter. Start by installing SuperQuilt under rafter. Staple SuperQuilt and roll the product out horizontally, staple at 300mm internals. Ensure all overlaps are fully taped and sealed using Thermaseal Foil Joining Tape.

  2. Install SuperQuilt (Part 2)

    Once SuperQuilt is fully stapled & taped on the rafter, you can next proceed with your counter battens. Install battens min 25mm through SuperQuilt into the rafters behind. Ensure battens are spaced between 400mm & 600mm. Once the battens are installed, proceed with installing a plasterboard in the usual manner.

  3. Fixing and Cutting

    BreatherQuilt and SuperQuilt are to be stapled using a Heavy Duty Staple Gun & 14mm Staples. All three product can be cut using the Multifoil Scissors or the cutting knife. All these accessories are available in our Multifoil Fitting Kit.

  4. Install EcoLoft Non Itch

    Next, install EcoLoft Non Itch Wool in-between the rafters. EcoLoft Non Itch is designed to suit either 400mm or 600mm centres, with the product supplied in 380mm width or 570mm. EcoLoft Non Itch is supplied in 100mm thickness. Simply stuff the Non-Itch Wool between each rafters, leaving an airspace above for the BreatherQuilt.

  5. Install BreatherQuilt (Part 1)

    Once EcoLoft Non Itch is installed, proceed to install BreatherQuilt. Start at the bottom of the rafters, roll BreatherQuilt out horizontally, stapling at min 300mm intervals. Ensure BreatherQuilt is draped into the rafters as opposed to being installed taught. Horizontal overlaps should be overlapped by 100mm, tape using Thermaseal Double Sided Tape. Vertical joists are butt jointed, and taped using waterproof tape.

  6. Install BreatherQuilt (Part 2)

    Once BreatherQuilt is fully covered on the rafters, proceed by install tile battens. Ensure there is a gap of 10mm between BreatherQuilt and Tile Batten (in center of each rafter) At the eaves, BreatherQuilt should extend onto a suitable eaves carrier. Finish with tile/slate finish on tile battens.

How to Insulate Your Roof Without Any Kingspan or Celotex

  1. Install first run of BreatherQuilt

    Firstly, install YBS BreatherQuilt on the external of the pitched roof. Ensure the reflective foil is facing internally with the Breather membrane facing outwards. Starting at the bottom of the rafters, staple BreatherQuilt to the first rafter using 14mm staples (recommended 300mm intervals). Roll BreatherQuilt horizontally across each rafter, stapling continuously. BreatherQuilt should sag between the rafters as opposed to being pulled taught. Ensure that once the tile battens are installed, there is a clear 10mm gap between the top layer of BreatherQuilt and the tile battens.

  2. Install next run(s) of BreatherQuilt

    Next, install a further layer of BreatherQuilt, overlapping the product by 100mm and seal using the built in double sided tape. Staple as previously and ensure the tape is secured and sealed. This is to be repeated dependent on how many runs are required for the roof. Additional rolls on the verticals should be butt jointed on the rafters. Ensure the butt jointed rolls are stapled as previous and taped using waterproof tape.

  3. Install Tile Battens & Tiles

    At the eaves, BreatherQuilt should extend onto a suitable eaves carrier. This works in the same method as standard breather membranes. Proceed next by installing horizontal tile battens, on the top of the BreatherQuilt. Finally, finish by install tiles or slates.

  4. Install 2 Layers of SuperQuilt Under Rafter

    Both layers of SuperQuilt can now be installed from the internal (underside) of the rafters. The first layer of SuperQuilt is to be recessed in-between the rafters, the 2nd layer of SuperQuilt is to be pulled taught as a flat continuous layer, ensuring that there is a clear cavity between both layers of SuperQuilt and BreatherQuilt.

  5. Recess 1st Layer of SuperQuilt

    SuperQuilt is stapled to the underside of the first rafter. SuperQuilt is next recessed into the rafter (25mm), and fixed with staples of with battens. The material is then pulled taught and fixed to the opposite rafter. SuperQuilt is then wrapped around the rafter, ensuring stapling regularly, and the procedure starts again. SuperQuilt is overlapped by 50mm, ensure fully tape and seal using Thermaseal Foil Joining Tape over the laps and around the perimeter.

  6. Install 2nd Layer of SuperQuilt

    Once the first layer of SuperQuilt is installed, proceed by installing the second layer. Staple or nail the second layer through the first layer into the rafters behind. Ensure this layer is also pulled taught, there will then be a cavity between the two layers of SuperQuilt. As per the first layer, the second layer is also overlapped by 50mm. Ensure again the product is fully taped and sealed around the perimeter and overlaps using Thermaseal Foil Joining Tape.

  7. Internal Finishing

    Once both layers are installed and taped, you are ready for your secondary batten & plasterboard. Start by installing 25mm x 38mm battens on the insulation. We advise to cross-batten, however vertical battens can be used if preferred. Finish by installing 12.5mm Plasterboard. There is no requirement for a Foiled-back plasterboard or VCL. SuperQuilt works as a high performance Vapour Control Layer when taped and sealed using the ThermaSeal Foil Tape.

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What does BreatherQuilt consist of?

BreatherQuilt consists of 11 itch-free layers including True Aluminium Foils as the inner layer. BreatherQuilt’s external layer is a high tensile breathable felt. The other 9 layers consists of recycled waddings, PE Foams, and other reflective foils.

Is BreatherQuilt harmful?

BreatherQuilt contains no harmful fibres and does not release any toxic gasses when cut or installed. When installing BreatherQuilt, there is no requirement for any masks, PPE or gloves.

What thickness is BreatherQuilt?

BreatherQuilt is available in just one thickness, which is 40mm at a relaxed thickness and will compress down to 7mm.

Do BreatherQuilt require airgaps?

To gain the best thermal performance, we recommend a minimum cavity/batten of 25mm both sides of the insulation. This is to allow the product to expand and reflect. If a cavity is removed, the performance would reduce by approx 20%.

Is BreatherQuilt fireproof?

BreatherQuilt has a Class E Euro Fire Classification Certificate. BreatherQuilt is not fully fire-proof, however the true aluminium inner layer are flame proof, meaning if a naked flame touches the product, it will smoulder as opposed to spreading.

What’s the difference between BreatherQuilt and SuperFoil SF19BB?

BreatherQuilt and SF19BB are both breathable multifoils for over rafter use. BreatherQuilt is UK manufactured and is fully certificated by both LABC and BDA. BreatherQuilt also has a true aluminium foil as the internal layer, compared to a met-pet foil layer.

How do you fix BreatherQuilt down?

We recommend stapling BreatherQuilt on the roof rafters using minimum 14mm staples.

How do you cut BreatherQuilt?

BreatherQuilt can easily be cut with Multifoil Scissors found in our multifoil fitting kit.

What is BreatherQuilt equivalent to?

BreatherQuilt has a certified roof R-value of 1.62. This equates to approx 45mm Rigid Board Insulation

Can BreatherQuilt be used on walls?

BreatherQuilt is used regularly on walls to replace a tradition breather membrane, whilst adding excellent thermal benefits. Similarly to roofs, it is essential BreatherQuilt has an air-void on both sides, to create maximum thermal gain. We recommend double checking with building control before proceeding with BreatherQuilt on walls.

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Width1.2m
Length10m
Thickness 40mm (7mm Compressed)
Roll Coverage12m²
Layers11
Weight8KG
Core R-value1.17m²K/W
Roof R-value1.62m²K/W
Foil Emissivity0.05
Water Vapour Resistance0.15MNs/g

Key Features

  • BDA Certified, approved by NHBC & LABC for Building Control
  • 2 in 1 built in Breathable and Insulating Multifoil
  • Highly Reflective True Aluminium Outer Layer
  • Replaced traditional breather membrane
  • Includes Built-in Double Sided Tape
  • Flexible, Thin and Easy to Install
  • Can meet Building Regulations without use of PIR
  • Save up to 10% in Space and 30% in Cost
  • UK Manufactured
  • Wind and Waterproof

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