Two-year old house in Gorey with airtight problems in Dormer roof

Client: Mark White, Carnew Road, Gorey, Co Wexford

Problem: Mark built his new dormer style bungalow 2 years ago in Gorey Co Wexford. The site is in an exposed location and is subject to high winds. When building the house Mark used a significant amount of High Density Mineral wool between the rafters and along the ceiling to comply with Building Regulations. However since moving into the house he has noticed serious problems with air infiltration and heat loss through the storage area of the Dormer roof, affecting the quality of the air and heat in the bedrooms. Mark set about looking for a product that would seal this problematic area from wind and heat loss without compromising his construction details.

Solution: Mark decided to remove the High Density Mineral wool and spray the Xpandi Foam SI 1460 DIY kit at approx 25mm thick onto the back of the plasterboard and the ceiling, sealing all gaps and cracks and preventing heat loss and air infiltration. He then replaced the mineral wool over the foam maintaining his thermal values and his roof space ventilation.

Product used: Large Spray Foam DIY Kit - SI 1460; complete with Hose, spray gun and nozzles.

Testimonial:”This is a fantastic product which is so easy to use and extremely effective. I wish I had of known about this product when I was building my house; I could have used it in so many places. I would recommend this to anyone with a dormer problem” Mark White, Gorey Co Wexford.

Existing Bungalow with new extension

Client: Liz Convery, Ballinteer, Dublin

Problem: Liz had an existing Bungalow which she extended and ended up with half the house as a bungalow and the other half as a split level two storey house. This caused a problem when trying to seal the two levels which maintaining the thermal envelope. The builders fitted Kingspan along the adjoining wall but because of the difficult shapes there were too many gaps and cracks which needed to be filled. There was also the problem in the existing bungalow where the air from the attic was getting down between the plasterboard and the block.

Solution: Liz used the Xpandi foam to seal between the gaps and cracks in the Kingspan board and has already noticed the difference. She also used it to seal the perimeter of the attic space

Product used: Large Spray Foam DIY Kit - SI 1460; complete with Hose, spray gun and nozzles.

Testimonial: “This is a very clever product which was ideal for our needs. We would have needed at least 100 cans of foam to do the same job. The biggest improvement we noticed was when we sealed along the perimeter of the old bungalow stopping the ventilation in the attic space getting down the back of the plasterboard and out all the sockets, light switches and under skirtings.”

Xpandi Foam insulates a metal shed so it can be used as a retail unit….

Client: Mr Kieran Mattews

Problem: Kieran’s project involved converting an existing metal shed to a retail unit which would also stand as a storage unit so would need to be airtight to avoid condensation dripping on stock.

Solution: Kieran utilized the benefits of Xpandi foam by spraying directly on to the metal shed, to seal all cracks and gaps in his galvanized shed. Kieran sprayed approximately 25mm onto the underside of the corrugated roof. It was too expensive to get a company in to do this job so Kieran decided to take on the project himself and purchased two large kits. The project was completed over a couple of days leaving Kieran with a unit that clean, airtight, watertight and ready to make him money.

Product used: Large Spray Foam DIY Kit - SI 1460; complete with Hose, spray gun and nozzles + small spray foam kit – SI 420 drums only.

Testimonial:” A great product! Really easy to work with, and extremely helpful customer service. My shed can now be used as a productive retail unit. Would recommend this DIY kit to onybody”. Kieran Mattews, Navan, Co Meath.

4 Year old dormer bungalow in Raphoe Co.Donegal

Client: Kathleen McElhinney

Problem: Kathleen has lived in her dormer bungalow for the past 4 years and felt their home was losing heat and was well “just not cozy enough”. While searching the net for a suitable product to make their home more airtight while keeping costs to a minimum Kathleen’s son came across Xpandi Foam DIY kits.

Solution: The McElhinney’s lifted the original glass wool and sprayed the Xpandi-foam approx 25mm thick onto the back of the plasterboard and the ceiling, sealing all gaps and cracks and preventing heat loss and air infiltration. They then replaced the original fiberglass wool over the foam maintaining their thermal values and their roof space ventilation.

Product used: Large Spray Foam DIY Kit - SI 1460; complete with Hose, spray gun and nozzles.

Testimonial: ”A great product that was easy to use. We are yet to see the real benefits of this application but I’m sure the way in which the Xpandi Foam expanded to seal every crack and crevice in our attic space its bound to make a hugh difference to the warmth in our home. – will keep you posted throughout the winter months”. Kathleen McElhinney, Co Donegal.

Georgian House in Phibsboro, Dublin with insufficient insulation

Client: Greg Lyons

Problem: The owners of an old Georgian house in Phibsboro who had converted their attic space were experiencing extreme heat in the summer and extreme cold in the winter months. On inspection Greg from Lyons Contracting discovered insufficient insulation in the attic space.

Solution: Greg removed the existing mineral wood and sprayed the Xpandi Foam SI1460 at approx 2 inch thickness to seal all cracks and crevices. He then replaced the mineral wood to maintain the thermal values. Unlike conventional insulation the spray foam offers a complete seal which keeps the heat in the house and prevents the cold from the attic getting into the warm spaces. The combination of the Xpandi foam and the mineral wool was the ideal solution for this project.

Product used: 2 Large Spray Foam DIY Kit - SI 1460; complete with Hose, spray gun and nozzles.

Testimonial: ”The homeowners of this house have already noticed a difference in temperature in their home and will continue to do so as it gets colder. Xpandi Foam is a great DIY kit that anyone could use. The econstruction products team were very helpful and took the time to answer my questions no problem. I have already recommended this product”. Greg Lyons, Co Wicklow

Xpandi Foam kits – ideal for combating condensation problems in galvanished barns….

Client: Gerard McGrady, Dunmurray, Northern Ireland

Problem: Gerard’s project involved sealing a galvanished barn to avoid condensation in the future winter months so the barn could successfully be used for storage purposes.Xpandi Foam kits – ideal for combating condensation problems in galvanished barns….

Solution: Gerard opted for the Xpandi Foam DIY Kit to seal all cracks and gaps his galvanized shed. The advantage of the Xpandi Foam is that it can be sprayed directly on to most surfaces including a metal shed. As the polyurethane foam is sprayed it expands which makes it perfect for getting into voids and under battens. The sprayed foam cures within minutes to form continuous rigid foam which has a closed cell structure making it impervious to moisture. The cured foam will last a lifetime. The foam can be sprayed between beams and joists, which greatly reduces the time to do the job when compared to traditional insulating methods.

Product used: Xpandi Foam SI-1420 large DIY kit complete with hose and gun.

Testimonial: ”This is an excellent product and the clear and concise instructions from econstruction products guided me successfully through this project saving me time and money. I will definitely recommend and use this product again” Gerard McGrady, Dunmurray, Northern Ireland