The Hi-Therm Lintel re-defines lintel performance delivering a low cost solution to both reduced carbon emissions and improved Fabric Energy Efficiency within SAP.
With a 0.05w/m.K psi value, the Hi-Therm lintel is a remarkably 500% more thermally efficient than normal steel cavity lintels.
This offers housebuilders a new alternative to other sustainable technologies, helping to deliver the total building performance required by the current and future changes in 2013 building regulations
Hi-Therm uniquely combines the low thermal transmission properties of Glass Reinforced Polymer with the structural strength of steel to produce a lintel with vastly improved thermal performance and a virtual elimination of cold bridging.
The product’s enhanced thermal performance with low conductivity and minimal cold bridging delivers important Co2 savings within SAP, enabling compliance with regulation and negates the need for more complex and costly solutions such as mechanical systems or enlarged cavities.
Example Cost Saving*
Using Hi-Therm created savings of £ 1120 per house , through the reduction of cavity width from 150mm to 100mm without any loss of SAP performance.
*Based on an actual 75m2 three bedroom semi detached house.