Long gone are the days when fabric structures were only used in large unheated spaces. Thermal is a high-performance system capable of meeting the strict thermal values of a conventional insulated roof, while retaining the virtues of sculptural form and clear span spaces.
The technology behind Thermal is the use of multi-layers, ‘sandwiched’ together, forming the external envelope for virtually any building. The layers include: an outer membrane identical to a normal tensile roof; an insulated multi-foil membrane suspended beneath the outer layer; and a lightweight inner lining giving the system’s underside a smooth, elegant appearance.
By overcoming the thermal limitations usually associated with fabric, Thermal becomes viable as a building material in previously ‘off-limits’ areas to membrane construction. Thermal meets Part L and can achieve U-Values up to 0.18.
Our products are easy to specify. Drop this clause into your architectural specification or download our full H90 Specification.
Product: ARCHITEN THERMAL TENSILE FABRIC SYSTEM
System Manufacturer: Architen Landrell Manufacturing Limited
Size: As per architect’s drawings
– Outer Membrane:
– Thermal Membrane: Multi-foil Insulation
– Inner Membrane:
U-Value: 0.18 W/m2K
For more information on the fabric options which are compatible with this system, take a look at our Materials section. For bespoke projects or additional information, our experienced team will happily guide you through the specification of an Architen Thermal Tensile Fabric System.
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