Solid Wall Insulation
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has been in use in the UK and Europe for over 20 years. It has been
successfully installed in 1,000’s of flats and houses by Local
Authorities and Housing Associations throughout the land for combating
condensation problems. SEMPATAP THERMAL is the 10mm variety
specifically developed for energy conservation often referred to as
'magic wallpaper' or 'flexible insulating lining'. It is a remarkable
material which, when applied inside the property on external walls,
substantially reduces heat loss and rooms immediately feel warmer. The
material has been tested by the National Physical Laboratory and
figures produced by the Building Research Establishment show
considerable kilowatt saving. SEMPATAP THERMAL is approved as
an Energy Saving Product by the Energy Saving Trust and qualifies for
CERT Funding (Carbon Emmissions Reduction Target). SEMPATAP THERMAL provides
excellent carbon reduction - on a 3 bed semi, the annual savings are
679 kg CO which is the same as for cavity fill. Unedr CERT
Market Transformation Action Sempatep Thermal receives a 50% uplift in
CO reduction. SEMPATAP THERMAL has
been awarded the prestigious status of a ‘Recommended’ product by the
Energy Saving trust for the insulation of solid-wall homes. Copies of
BRE reports and E.S.T. Approvals and CERT figures available on request
As simple as wallpaper to apply, SEMPATAP THERMAL provides
warmer living conditions within the home, helps minimise heat loss
through cold walls and dramatically reduces the incidence of
condensation. See application sequence (1).
SEMPATAP THERMAL is
quick and easy to put up with hardly any mess and can be decorated with
virtually any finish - emulsion, wallpaper - it can even be tiled.
energy savings using SEMPATAP THERMAL are dramatic and can be used on
all types of homes – flats, houses, bungalows and mobile homes. It can
also be applied on a DIY basis. SEMPATAP THERMAL has been the subject
of three E.S.T. Innovation Programmes, which independently demonstrate
the product’s effectiveness. SEMPATAP THERMAL can not only be used for
insulating solid walls, it can also be used for ceilings – flat concrete
ceilings, mansard roofs and dormer ceilings. See application sequence
SEMPATAP THERMAL is the easy to use, economical solution for
reducing CO2 emissions and lowering heat loss. It makes the property
more energy efficient and immediately provides a warmer and more
comfortable environment whilst helping to protect against Global
Size: 1m wide x 12.5m long
Thermal Resistance: 0.158m² K/W
Resistance of untreated wall =
1/2.1 = 0.476
Resistance with SEMPATAP = 0.476 + 0.158 = 0.634
with SEMPATAP = 1/0.634 = 1.58 W/m²K
Life expectancy:30 years
Reports/Approvals National Physical Laboratory – µ value rating
Research Establishment – kilowatt savings
The Loss Prevention
Council, Fire Propagation B.S. 476 Part 6 – Fire Rating Class 1
The Loss Prevention Council, Spread of Flame B.S. 476 Part 7 –
Fire Rating Class 1
SME Centre de Recherche du Bouchet – Fire Rating
Northern Ireland Housing Executive – A
Saving Trust – Energy Saving product
Energy Saving Trust – “Recommended” product
I.R.T. Surveys - Thermographic Survey
Establishment - CO2 Savings
Before Thermal After
In the before image,
inconsistent temperatures can be seen in red and yellow colours
indicating heat loss due to poor detailing or missing/ damaged
insulation. Warmer temperatures are seen on the bottom level of this
property suggesting heating is on compared to the above level; however
it could simply be there is no insulation at all. Analysis of the
property after insulation reveals significantly reduced heat loss across
the elevation suggesting a much more energy efficient property.
With acknowledgement to IRT Surveys Ltd. 01382 228700
Frequently Asked Questions
wallpaper can I redecorate?
Yes, no problem. SEMPATAP THERMAL has
a fibreglass surface and will not be affected by using a steam stripper
or hot soapy water. Should you accidentally damage SEMPATAP THERMAL
with a wallpaper scraper, make good with polyfiller or plasterer’s mate.
long will it last?
As long, if not longer than plasterboard.
The Energy Saving Trust give SEMPATAP THERMAL a life expectancy of
Will it stop condensation?
is excellent for these problems because it makes the wall surface warm
and moisture will not condense on warm surfaces. If you have black
mould on the walls you must treat it first with MGC MOULD ERADICATION
Can I use SEMPATAP THERMAL on the ceiling?
SEMPATAP THERMAL can be put on both walls and ceilings. It is
particularly good if you have a flat roof property or extension or on
Can I use SEMPATAP THERMAL on the floor?
have a specially designed variety for floors called SEMPAFLOOR which is
easy to fit and very good on all types of floors.
THERMAL good for noise reduction?
Yes, not only does it have
outstanding thermal properties but it can be used for sound insulation.
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