5 tips for installing IsoBoard Thermal Insulation as a ceiling
- IsoBoard can be installed directly below the existing ceiling as a retrofit: If you have a damaged ceiling, perhaps following water damage, or, if you just need to add insulation to improve the living experience in your home or business, you can fit IsoBoard directly below the existing ceiling, saving the mess and effort of removal, whilst adding the comfort and temperature control that only IsoBoard provides.
- Always choose IsoBoard board lengths to run from wall to wall: secure the board positively using screws and adhesive to fix to perimeter brandering on the board’s ends, and concealed fastening clips and adhesive to fix the board to the central brandering. Remember, the IsoBoard will last as long as the building stands, with no drop off in design performance, so proper installation is vital.
- As our longest board length is 8m, you may find in some instances that you need to butt joint two or more boards together to install a ceiling in a large room or passage. Always plan the ideal natural position for this joint to occur in your room, as you will always need a cover strip of some sort to hide this joint. Butt joints are never easy to disguise when using IsoBoard, so anticipate using cover strips where butt joints are necessary, and always ensure the joint occurs over brandering, to secure the board ends, and have a firm support for the cover strip to be fixed to.
- Anticipate painting IsoBoard for residential and commercial ceiling applications. While IsoBoard is white and washable, one should always plan to paint the Boards if used in residential applications, or if otherwise close to the eye-line. Paint the board with an initial filler coat to repair any scratches arising from transport and installation, using water-based paints or wood stains only.
- Choose energy efficient lamps to pair with your IsoBoard insulated ceiling. Please use energy efficient or LED lamps when installing recessed down-lighters within IsoBoard, to avoid potential heat build-up around the lamp fitting, which may otherwise result in a few millimetres of board shrinkage around the light fitting. The rule of thumb is that if the lamp is hot enough to hold when operating, it is suitable for use with IsoBoard.