Passive Traditional Strip Foundation
GreenTec Ecological Homes Ltd supply and fit a passive traditional strip foundation developed by Miles Sampson Architects from QE Homes which can be used for passive house projects. This passive strip foundation is only available to QE Homes projects which design and build Timber frame kit homes nationwide. For more information on QE Homes contact us or Miles Sampson direct.
Passive Strip Foundation Gallery
ISOQUICK Foundation System
The insulation system made of Peripor surrounds the part of the building touched by the ground and serves as a foundation. The building insulation above ground continues uninterrupted from edge of the insulation system. This results in continuous all-round insulation without energy consuming thermal bridges. At the dame time ISOQUICK protects the construction against moisture and mould growth. ISOQUICK the insulated raft is a modular system that can be precisely adapted to the various planning requirements and individual architectures. A system which impresses down to the last detail:
- Installation safety ensued by pyramid-shaped lug design
- Minimum cut-offs
- Fast laying
- Construction free from thermal bridges
- Angular tolerance
- 150sqm plus can be installed in half a day onto a prepared site
- Isoquick modules offer 150mm – 300mm of insulation
- Isoquick can accommodate 200 – 300mm raft thickness
- U values from 0.25 to 0.1 W/m2K
Peripor insulation a BASF product is an excellent material satisfies the high standards of insulation, compressive stress, form stability and also provides dimensionally accurate pre-fabrication. The installation itself only takes a few hours. The ISOQUICK system can be used in all types of buildings such as masonry, ICF, log and timber frame constructions and also basements.
ISOQUICK Foundation Gallery
SUPERGRUND Foundation System
This system is manufactured by Aerobord Ireland to the specification of the Swedish company Supergrund. The system consists of an insulated ring beam around the perimeter of the building and come in pre-cut forms. Its is then assembled on site like a jig-saw. Under the concrete floor slab there is usually 200 – 300mm of polystyrene insulation to provide excellent u-values. Where there are load bearing internal walls the polystyrene under the wall is upgraded to a structural grade. The floor slab is reduced to generally 100mm and has a power float finish with under-floor heating pipes already installed.
Whether you are building to current building regulations or want to achieve low energy or passive house standard, we have an insulated foundation system for your project. Using only air as the insulating gas the supergrund can deliver U Values as low as 0.1w/sqm, Insulated Raft Foundations are suitable for use with Timber or Steel Frame, Insulated Concrete Form or Block Construction methods.
Advantages of using Supergrund;
- Lower Heating Cost
- Eliminates thermal bridge to ground
- Warmer floors-Better indoor climate
- A Foundation that uses up to 40% less concrete and makes 33% better use of insulation.
- Added value to your property
- A foundation safe against rising damp
- A Radon safe foundation
- Typical U-Value 0.100-0.155 W/m2K
- Ideal for under floor heating
Supergrund Foundation Gallery