Eurowall +, the full-fill cavity wall product from PIR manufacturer Recticel Insulation, has been certified as a Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Registered Detail.
The company says Registered Detail status ensures that products and systems are accepted by building control departments across England, Scotland and Wales, increasing confidence for inspectors on site when approving the use of new or innovative construction techniques.
Approval involves looking at product performance data and other third-party approvals such as BBA certificates, in order to prove compliance with building regulations and standards, and to ease the process of making submissions to building control for customers wanting to specify and use the product.
The assessment started at a local level, with initial checking carried out by senior building control officers at Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Approval was then signed off at a national level, ready for the Detail to be accepted by local authorities across the UK.
Peter Wilcox, development manager for Recticel, said: “Eurowall + joins LABC’s library of rigorously checked systems and products, ready for use by architects, specifiers and contractors. We look forward to working with LABC again on other new and exciting product innovations.”
Eurowall + is an LABC Registered Detail under certificate number EWW620. Recticel Insulation says it is a full-fill cavity wall insulation that changes the way a wall works, without changing the way contractors work, as a nominal 10mm cavity behind the outer leaf leaves space for bricklayers to position bricks as normal, while the thermal performance of the wall is increased without widening the structure.