With the continuing emphasis on sustainable buildings and an increasing need for data that can prove a building’s green credentials, Sarnafil has updated its suite of new build details, including all deck types and systems.
The initial selection of certified details were launched by the company a few years ago and according to Martin Bidewell, head of technical and product management for Sika Roofing have found an “enthusiastic” user base. “It was important to start with the most widely used details but now, working with BRE we have been able to extend the service further and now have over 50 certified details available. For added clarity we have updated, redrawn and reformatted the remainder of our existing new build standard details to give them a modern, clearer and consistent appearance.”
All of the Sarnafil standard details, including those that are certified by BRE, are available for free via its online download centre.
All of the Sarnafil details comply with the most up-to-date terminology and relevant regulations. They are said to be the quick and efficient way of tackling thermal calculations and have the added credibility of certified thermal values verified by the independence of BRE – the third-party organisation responsible for other well-known sustainability certification schemes such as BREEAM.
Research has shown that thermal bridging can be responsible for up to 30% of a building’s heat loss.
“Manufacturers and designers have recognised the value of accurate and independently assessed thermal performance values with downloads increasing all the time,” Martin continued. “Anything that is going to help address the potential heat loss of a building and make calculations simpler is going to find an audience. By updating and increasing the details available this service is now even stronger.”