Case Studies

Cavity Wall Insulation with flood resilience

the client Severn Trent Water the problem Homesford Water Treatment Works supplies Nottingham with drinking water and has a capacity of 65 million litres per day. It is on the flood plain of the River Trent and a rise in water level of 9 inches could put at risk the specialised filtration equipment and compromise…

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Digester Insulation

Client: United Utitlities Main Contractor: Galliford Costain Insulation Specialist: Isotech Problem: Rapid heat loss through the concrete digester roof was severely hindering the sewage digestion process. Solution: Pressure wash the tank top to remove all organic growth. Seal the concrete substrate with Isothane PU primer. Spray apply 35mm of Isothane Thermadek high density insulation foam.…

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Domestic Roof

Client: Private home owner Project: To insulate roof to 0.16 Wm²K and stabilise tiles. Problem: This older traditional style roof was suffering from a lack of insulation and a very draughty roof space, with the added issue of tile movement, due to nail fatigue. Solution: Firstly, the external roof defects were made good. All rafters…

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ECOFIL 40 Buoyancy Foam


The client National Parks, Antigua the problem The client set out to find a durable design and materials for marine navigation buoys. The buoys need to withstand the harshest of marine environments, for a long lifetime with no maintenance requirements. the solution A navigation buoy designed by XJF Plastics Ltd and filled with Isothane ECOFIL…

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EMA Roofing

Client: Austin Reed, Thirsk Contractor: McConnell Seamless Roofing Problem: The existing silicone system on a 6000m² roof had started to leak owing to general degradation and specific problems with bird attack. Solution: With proper preparation and priming, ISOTHANE EMA was proven to adhere well to the existing silicone layer. Local repairs were carried out and…

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EMB High Performance Structural Waterproofing

Structural Waterproofing

the client Malta’s prestigious Tigne Point commercial, residential and leisure development. the problem A durable, high specification structural waterproofing and tanking solution was required. the solution The concrete decks of bathrooms, balconies, patios, planter boxes, swimming pools, and promenades above basement car parks, were all structurally waterproofed using Isothane EMB. the outcome Isothane EMB which…

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EMB High Performance Weatherproofing

EMB Waterproofing

the client Chemical manufacturing plan in the United Kingdom the problem Insulated outdoor bulk chemical storage tanks required a weatherproofing protective layer to eliminate the degradation of the insulation and prevent corrosion under the insulation. the solution Isothane EMB which is a liquid applied seamless elastomeric membrane was used as an UV protecting and waterproofing…

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Flood Resilience For Caribou And Rochdale Council

Non-standard cavities - flood risk

The client Carribou, professionals in making properties cosier and more energy efficient working on behalf of Rochdale council. The problem The Boxing Day flooding in 2015 left Wardleworth in Rochdale badly effected after levels of the River Roch peaked following on from flooding. 99 properties – a range of mid terraces, end terraces, semi-detached and…

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Flood Resilience in the Wake of Storm Eva and Desmond- Croston


The client A private homeowner in Croston Lancashire who had been affected by storm Eva and Desmond this winter. The problem Flooding had left the existing cavity wall insulation at the property ineffective. The client wanted to have the benefits of improved energy efficiency provided by insulation but was aware that replacing it with standard…

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Insulation and Structural Stability in Walthamstow

Technitherm Walthamstow

The CLIENT London Borough of Walthamstow – Priory Court Estate The problem An unusual construction using a combination of hollow terracotta block inner leaf with a brick outer leaf and no wall ties. The Priory Court Estate housing needed to be insulated and future proofed as part of the Urban Regeneration Programme. The inner leaf…

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