Travis Perkins launches online animations

Sustainable Building Solutions, part of the Travis Perkins Group, has developed a series of LABC registered animations that detail how to build within efficiency regulations using traditional building methods.

By using these animated junctions, the company says that builders could find passing the SAP process much easier. Each junction has been thermally modelled and the resulting psi-values are on average 69 percent better than the accredited values that are used for non-modelled junctions within SAP 2009.

The first four animations are now available to view on the SBS website and feature new build solutions for installing windows, ground floor beam and block construction, intermediate floor installation and the creation of a non-habitable roof. Further installation videos, featuring retrofit projects will be released in the near future.

Lee Jackson, head of technical at Sustainable Building Solutions, said: “Changing regulations, particularly in reference to sustainability and efficiency can be difficult to keep up with. SBS has launched these animations to make life as simple as possible for Travis Perkins customers.

“Improving thermal efficiency through cost effective methods is a vital part of modern house building. These animations demonstrate that a new build can be thermally efficient and code compliant by making only minor tweaks to standard building practices and materials.”