EPS - Expanded Polystyrene EPS or Expanded Polystyrene is an insulation material used as the world-wide choice for building insulation due to a greater awareness of, especially global warming. When planning your future home, office or commercial building, the increase in building costs and rising energy costs surely plays a huge roll. With any building structure, there are 3 components to take into account for effective insulation – the floor, walls and roof. Understanding the benefits of EPS can hugely assist in your decision making:
EPS are supplied in the form of sheets/blocks and in different densities. The following table indicates the available sheet sizes: AVAILABLE LENGTHS (in mm) 15DV - 2000 , 2500 , 2750 , 3000 , 4000 , 4500 , 5000 , 5500 , 6000 20DV - 2000 , 2500 , 4000 , 5000 24DV - 2000 , 2500 , 4000 , 5000 32DV - 2000, 2500, 4000, 5000 The combination of the two elements (density and thickness) determine the R-value ( a measure of the thermal resistance of the material). Specific R-value requirements can be met by varying the density and increasing/decreasing the thickness. In most engineering projects the R-value determined by building regulations forms a guideline to: 1. Ensure the correct strength as per the application 2. Ensure effective insulation 3. Ensure the most cost effective product The table below serves as guideline indicating R-values as per the thickness's indicated. Values for other thickness's can also be supplied. Please contact us for further assistance.