Triotherm+ thermal brackets enter UK market
Specialist thermal break manufacturer Meesenburg Group has entered the UK market, introducing the Triotherm+ range of thermal brackets to prevent heat loss and mould risk at window and door reveals, while simplifying the detailing and construction of low energy buildings.
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The highly load bearing brackets are made from expanded polystyrene and are certified by the Passive House Institute. Meesenburg’s UK regional manager Vladyslav Vasylenko said the Triotherm+ brackets are “designed to simplify thermal detailing around windows and doors, offering the same insulating value as mineral wool insulation.”
Vasylenko pointed out that the compacted profiles are made to measure and ready to use without cutting on site. “Triotherm+ forgives mistakes from installers,” he said. “It doesn’t require high end equipment to use it. It’s easy to apply – very straight forward.”
The products have broad applications for doors, windows, roof windows and skylights – including technically challenging applications such as large span glazing, sliding doors and curved windows.Vasylenko said that changes to Approved Document L mean that windows need to be installed in line with the insulation layer, as per the kind of practice that’s been part and parcel of the passive house standard for decades. In the case of applications such as external insulation systems, this means installing the window proud of the substrate – meaning the window should be bracketed off the wall, sitting in the insulation layer.
Given the relatively small surface area that a window bracket may represent, Vasylenko explains, it would be easy to falsely conclude that such junctions are insignificant. “It may have a small effect on energy efficiency by itself, but our elements play a very important role in stopping the house from failing,” said Vasylenko. This is because the absence of a thermally broken bracket may cause the dew point to occur at a vulnerable location in the construction, potentially reducing the lifespan of valuable building components, and leading to unnecessary repair, replacement, and redecoration.
In a sign of Meesenburg’s commitment to ensuring the broader sustainability of its products, Triotherm+ has achieved Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Silver Standard, resulting from a certification process that went through a total of five modules – material health, material cycle, renewable energy, water management and social responsibility.
With a tradition stretching back to 1758, Meesenburg Grosshandel KG is a leading specialist dealer and service partner for fittings, fastenings, tools, chemicals and safety and security systems for the construction sector. The company’s view is that consistency, reliability, honesty and long-term partnership based on trust are essential components of Meesenburg’s promise to its customers.
As a professional partner to the window and external door industry, the building trade, building owners and facility management providers, the company offers its customers a comprehensive range of services alongside a broad portfolio of products under its own blaugelb, MeesenburgMatic and Stroxx brands.
Under the motto “In the region, for the region”, Meesenburg is committed to offering professional advice, efficient logistics and customised solutions whether on the customer’s premises, through sales representatives, telephone sales, online or in the company’s specialist stores – all geared to the benefit and value added of its partners.
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