SuperQuilt was first sold during 2004 and originally consisted of 14 layers of wadding, foam and foil. It is used to provide insulation for roofs, walls, floors, workshops and even garden buildings.
It has been certified by organisations like LABC, NHBC and BDA and it is considered one of the best performing multiple insulation systems in the world. SuperQuilt has a relatively high thermal resistance of 2.71m2K/W. During the installation process, the multiple insulation foil will compress to the tune of 11mm, which is why it is usually recommended to use a minimum of 14mm while fitting it.
SuperQuilt in some ways works similarly to mirrors and can be efficiently used to reflect the heat back into your home. It contains 19 layers of foil, which helps to keep your home warm during the winter by reflecting the heat back inside. Heat from external sources is reflected back into the atmosphere thereby cooling the house during summer.
The foil is said to be most effective when the fitter leaves at least 25 mm gap of air on either side. This air gap plays a crucial role as it allows warm and cool air pockets through which the temperature inside a home or other building is controlled.