Actis launches tutorials for new easy-to-use roofing membrane

Actis has produced a series of bite sized video tutorials to accompany the launch of its latest product – an easy-to-use insulating breather membrane for roofs.

The videos, presented by specification manager Dan Anson-Hart, take an overview of how to insulate a pitched roof with its new Boost R Hybrid Roof. They also look in detail about how to create vertical and horizontal joints with the product and how to join it at the eaves.

The four videos are the latest in an extremely popular and helpful series to be produced by Actis and presented by Dan.

He previously made a number of how to guides showing how to use innovative honeycomb insulation Hybris panels in timber frame walls and pitched roofs. They also looked at how to cut the product, how to insert pipes and ducting through the material and how to install it behind timbers.

All Actis Hybrid quick, clean and easy to install products are becoming increasingly popular, with year on year sales on the rise – because installers find them so straightforward to use and because they are excellent thermal blankets.

They can eliminate thermal bridging and thus increase energy efficiency because they wrap round corners and squash into gaps – meaning there is no space through which air can seep.

Dan explained: “The videos we have produced so far have had thousands upon thousands  of views. They are really handy go to guides which installers can watch on their phone or tablet when they’re on site.”

CE marked Boost’R Hybrid Roof, which has LABC and LABSS registered details and is NHBC, LABC warranty and Premier Guarantee approved, is an evolution of Actis’ popular Boost’R Hybrid and is aimed at the new build and refurb markets.

It contains four special features developed following customer feedback, which set it apart from its sister product, which is now renamed Boost R Hybrid Wall.

The two changes which will make most difference to the user experience are the addition of a lap and the inclusion of built in adhesive tape.

Boost’R Hybrid Roof is easily distinguished from its sister wall product by its colour. The roof variant is black while Boost’R Hybrid Wall is silver. Additionally, Boost’R Hybrid Roof comes in larger rolls which cover 15sqm.

The Boost R Hybrid products also have the highest thermal resistance of any insulating breather membrane on the market and are extremely cost competitive.

Three shorter videos look at how to join Boost R Hybrid roof at the eaves, how to create a vertical joint with Boost R Hybrid Roof and how to create a horizontal joint with Boost R Hybrid Roof.

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