Do I still need to use PIR Insulation Boards? 

From July 2019, the construction industry is getting hit with yet another price increase on PIR Insulation.

PIR Insulation manufacturers applying these increases include;

Why the Price Increases?

The crisis on PIR Insulation (Polyisocyanurate) began back in 2016. A key chemical in the production in Polyisocyanurate is called MDI.  MDI came in short supply when a plant overseas was engulfed in flames, this created a real knock on effect. MDI is also the component in PIR which can cause asthma and lung damage when exposed.

Between mid-2016, and Q4 of 2017, there was an increase of around 24%.

The new 2019 rates are resulting in unsustainable levels of price increases for many construction firms.

Rigid PIR Insulation

Do I still need to use Rigid PIR Insulation?

Suitable Replacements

Due to constant price increases, and extended lead times, there has never been a better time to switch to Multifoil Insulation!

Our highest performing and most popular multifoil is SuperQuilt Insulation.

Benefits of using SuperQuilt vs PIR Insulation;

  • SuperQuilt is equivalent to approx. 80mm PIR Insulation (Installed)
  • SuperQuilt is equivalent to approx. 60mm PIR Insulation (Continuous)
  • 36% more cost effective compared to 75mm PIR Insulation
  • 0.02 Emissivity, compared to 0.05 on PIR Insulation
  • No Cutting Boards with SuperQuilt
  • Built-in Vapour Control Layer in SuperQuilt
  • SuperQuilt will compress to less than 10mm, allows loft boards/battens to be installed
  • Easily cut and flexible material
  • Cleaner material to cut, no floating or harmful dust
  • Can be simply stapled to timbers using 14mm staples

Incorporating SuperQuilt in your project is proven to save on cost, space & installation. The product is also fully certified for roofs, walls, floors and many more!

SuperQuilt is fully BDA, BBA & LABC certified. These stamps of approval are essential when going through building control.

SuperQuilt PIR Alternative

SuperQuilt Insulation

We also recommend to replace Rigid PIR Insulation with BreatherQuilt. BreatherQuilt is a 40mm Breathable Multifoil for Pitched Roofs.

BreatherQuilt consists of 13 layers, which will compress down to 7mm. The multifoil is equivalent to 55mm Rigid PIR Insulation (Installed)

BreatherQuilt is also LABC Approved & BDA Certified.

BreatherQuilt Over Rafter

BreatherQuilt Insulation

How can this benefit me?

Want to find out how our products can benefit your project? Visit our Free to use Online U-value Calculator! Our calculator gives instant results in under 60 seconds. We have over 1000 solutions available!

Bespoke Calculations & Specifications are also available by our technical team. Please email sales@superquilt-insulation.co.uk, or by our Contact Us page.

How can Multifoil’s achieve a 0.18 U-value?

We have a specific post just for this common query. This alternate blog with display how to achieve a 0.18 U-value on your roof. Click Here! 

Where can I purchase?

SuperQuilt-Insulation.co.uk offers free delivery nationwide on orders over £100 (Ex Vat). In addition, we offer a next day delivery service if orders are placed before 2pm.

Friday Afternoon & Weekend orders are delivered Tuesday (Excl Bank Holidays)

Below are a list of links of our Multifoil Insulation products, which can be ordered online at the lowest trade prices;

  • SuperQuilt Multifoil Insulation
    • Highest Performing Certified Multifoil on the Market
    • Approved for Roofs, Walls & Floors
    • Equates to 80mm Rigid PIR Insulation (Installed)
    • Product Link – Click Here!
  • BreatherQuilt Multifoil Insulation
    • Breathable Multifoil Product
    • Certified for Over Rafter Pitched Roofs
    • Equates to 55mm Rigid PIR Insulation (Installed)
    • Product Link – Click Here!
  • ThermaQuilt Multifoil Insulation
    • Multi-layered blanket for roofs, walls & floors
    • Suitable in Refurbishment & New Build Projects
    • Equates to 55mm Rigid PIR Insulation (Installed)
    • Product Link – Click Here!
  • FloorQuilt Multifoil Insulation
    • 13 Layer Multifoil for floors
    • Ideal for Screeded Floor Applications
    • Equates to 18mm Rigid PIR Insulation (Continuous)
    • Product Link – Click Here!
  • BreatherFoil FR Venting Membrane
    • Venting Membrane for Timber Frame Walls
    • 2-in-1 Breathable & Insulating Foil
    • Equates to 16mm Rigid PIR Insulation (Continuous)
    • Product Link – Click Here!

Prefer to place an order via phone? Please speak to our dedicated team on 0114 323 0045.