Thermaloc's rigid cellular insulation provides outstanding thermal qualities. In plain terms, this means that you will need substantially less heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your Thermaloc home. Independent testing and evaluation by the University of South Australia confirms that Thermaloc has the potential to reduce energy requirements by up to 50%* during peak load days SourceEnergy savings based on Thermaloc performance compared to standard construction building. 55% reduction in energy consumption based on peak loading during Summer 2010/11, as collated during tests overseen by Dr Martin Belusko, Barbara Hardy Institute Sustainable Energy Centre, University of South Australia. Test results reviewed in Determining the Energy Efficiency of the Thermaloc Building System by Dr Martin Belusko, April 2011. and high temperatures. As Australian utility bills continue to rise, the reduction in energy required to heat and cool a Thermaloc home will translate into considerable cost savings on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.
A well insulated home is a comfortable home. Thermaloc has superior insulating properties, with no thermal bridging, no cavities and no air gaps. A house that keeps warmth inside in winter and the heat outside in summer feels pleasant. You and your family can enjoy the comfort of your home secure in the knowledge that your Thermaloc building system is working hard to reduce your energy consumption all year round.
Traditional building methods require insulation to be hand filled into wall cavities during the building process. This is a low skilled technique which is open to human error and therefore inconsistency. The Thermaloc pre-insulation manufacturing technology guarantees 100% optimum performance for the life of your home. Unlike fibre batts insulation, which compresses over time, leaving gaps, Thermaloc is a solid, cellular material that will not breakdown or collapse over the life of the product.
One of the key benefits of the Thermaloc system is the significant reduction in “drumming” often associated with elevated floor systems. This describes the dissatisfying noisy echo that accompanies footfall, speech or music in homes. When moulded into the Supaloc frames, the insulating material absorbs sound reverberation, providing an enhanced level of acoustic comfort in your home..
In South Australia, homes built on a slab must conform to a 6 star Energy Rating, whilst transportable homes must meet 5 star requirements. This increasingly means that windows have to be decreased in order to satisfy the design implications of Energy Ratings. Thermaloc's superb insulating qualities means that our buildings perform extremely well in ratings tools like AccuRate, which means greater design flexibility in terms of window size and placement in your home.
Thermaloc rigid cellular insulation is vapour permeable, but moisture resistant. The Thermaloc system allows your home to breathe, but has been designed to eliminate the risk of condensation between wall ceiling cavities and the need for a vapour barrier*. Subject to an independent assessment. The result is a hybrid frame construction method which not only guarantees the long-term durability of the steel structure but ensures that the insulation does not break down over time due to moisture ingress.
What is Thermaloc?
Thermaloc is a structural building system that combines the strength of Supaloc steel framing with the outstanding thermal properties of rigid cellular insulation. It is an affordable, high performance building technology that delivers proven results in premium, low energy, sustainable homes.
Thermaloc is engineered using a patented manufacturing process, which guarantees the quality of our framing and insulation system. Building a home with Thermaloc will ensure that your house benefits from the structural qualities of a steel frame as well as an insulating medium that has absolutely no cavities or gaps. Alternative insulation methods cannot achieve the quality or consistency that is made possible by the Thermaloc pre-insulated technology.
Thermaloc is the future of building.
The development of Thermaloc has been backed by both the
Australian Federal Government and the South Australian Government.
Their funding has assisted in the commercialisation of innovative Thermaloc technology, providing a real solution for affordable, thermally efficient housing.
What does this mean for consumers?
Thermaloc is changing the way we build in Australia. It is taking construction to a new level of accuracy, quality and guaranteed performance by creating an engineered building within a controlled manufacturing environment.
Unlike traditional insulation, Thermaloc fills every crevice with insulation material. The combination of our Supaloc interlocking steel framing systems and rigid
cellular insulation has been proven to exceed the performance of industry standard insulation products.
For you and your family, this means peace of mind. High performance insulation is what keeps our homes warm in winter and cool in summer. Thermaloc will substantially reduce your energy bills whilst guaranteeing you the Supaloc structural integrity of your home.
Thermaloc is an EPSA Member
Thermaloc is proud to be a member of Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA), the national industry body for all manufacturers and distributors of expanded polystyrene (EPS) products across Australia.