Buying Recticel Insulation - Choosing Your Insulation


Recticel Group are a Belgium based insulation manufacturer with a UK base and manufacturing plant located in Stoke On Trent. They produce insulation for the Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural sectors.


Most of Recticel's manufactured product is based upon PIR insulation board which is extremely popular for residential use due to its higher insulation levels for the thickness being used. If you are not sure what type(s) of insulation you want to use for your building work, then you might also like to read one of our other blogs here - https://www.directinsulation.com/single-post/2018/07/16/insulating-your-home-your-choices-explained


Let's take a look now at some of the Recticel range and their uses for residential work:


Recticel Eurothane Range -


Eurothane GP - This is Recticel's most frequently used general application PIR Insulation boards used for multiple applications for both domestic and industrial use. Insulation boards are 2400mm x 1200mm in size and are foil faced both sides and can be cut easily with a saw.


You can use Eurothane GP for Internal Wall insulation, Floor insulation, Pitched Roof insulation, Ceiling insulation and also makes a cost effective Loft insulation. Great for putting in between timbers but also over the top as a second layer as well. Can be used under concrete floor screeds to insulate a concrete ground floor or even for garden office insulation or to take the chill off a garden shed or storage outbuilding or to boost the insulation when converting your garage into a useable room.


Eurothane® GP is a high performance PIR insulation board that is light weight, easy to cut, handle and install. Whether it’s a pitched roof, framed wall or floor, Eurothane® GP is the ideal solution amongst contractors and installers. 25mm to 150mm Thicknesses Available. Foil Faced both sides.



Key benefits

  • Suitable for multiple applications

  • Good thermal performance: λ = 0.022 W/mK

  • Quick and easy installation


Eurothane PL - provides PIR insulation and plasterboard bonded together into one single, handy board for internal wall insulation and pitched roof, ceiling and loft applications. Insulated Plasterboard is sometimes also called Thermal Board and makes it easier to insulate and plasterboard slopes and ceilings due to one layer being easier to place and fix than two separate layers. The rear of the board has a paper facing applied rather than foil to help ensure good grip to drywall adhesive when dotting and dabbing the boards onto solid walls, but you should also ensure that they are mechanically fixed in addition to support the boards and hold them in place whilst the adhesive sets. BMD also sell a range of Insulated Plasterboard Anchors for this product.

Eurothane® PL is suitable for mechanical fixing or dot and dab fixing, this insulated board is consistently sized with extremely tight tolerances, ensuring thermal bridging is minimised. Factory bonded, the plasterboard provides optimum board dimensions and optimum adhesion between layers.

25mm to 65mm Thicknesses available (plus plasterboard 12.5mm)


Key benefits

  • Good thermal performance: λ = 0.022 W/mK

  • Easy to handle, cut and install

  • Can be combined with a variety of cladding systems


Eurothane FP - High performance PIR insulation board for use across multiple applications. Suitable for External Wall Insulation, Soffit Insulation and Pitched Roof Insulation.

Eurothane® FP is a high performance PIR insulation board for rainscreen (below 18m high) wall systems, soffit liner system applications. Eurothane® FP is a suitable insulation solution for commercial buildings for professional installers.

40mm to 160mm thicknesses

Only Available on demand (subject to minimum quantity)


Key benefits

  • Suitable for multiple applications

  • Good thermal performance: λ = 0.022 W/mK

  • Quick and easy installation


Eurothane® Eurodeck is a thermal insulation board for use in warm flat roofs under mechanically fixed single-ply membrane waterproofing systems.


Eurothane® Eurodeck is compatible with mechanically fixed single-ply systems, benefiting from high compressive strength and excellent dimensional stability that ensures the flat surface finish required for optimum performance in new build and refurbishment projects. It is faced on both sides with a multi-layer coated aluminum foil. 25mm to 150mm Thicknesses Available. Foil Faced both sides.


Key benefits

  • Good thermal performance: λ = 0.022 W/mK

  • High compressive strength

  • Compatibility with numerous waterproofing systems


Recticel Eurowall Products -


Recticel Eurowall Cavity - High performance insulation board for partial fill masonry cavity wall applications. Boards are pre-cut to 1200 x 450mm. This specialist cavity wall insulation product works at an optimum performance, with precision straight edges to ensure gaps between boards are kept to a minimum. Eurowall® Cavity has a low emissivity facing which delivers improved thermal resistance within the clear cavity. Unlike other insulation products, Eurowall Cavity will not degrade or deteriorate due to moisture and therefore maintains its thermal performance.


Eurowall® Cavity is a specialist high performance solution for cavity walls, with precision-cut straight edges to ensure gaps between boards are kept to a minimum. It has a low emissivity facing which delivers improved thermal resistance within the clear cavity. 40mm to 100mm Thicknesses Available. Foil Faced both sides.





Key benefits


  • Good thermal performance: λ = 0.022 W/mK

  • Limited moisture absorption

  • Durability










Recticel Eurowall Plus (Eurowall+) - High performance PIR insulation for full fill masonry cavity wall applications. Eurowall Plus cavity insulation boards are 1200mm x 450mm each in size and have precision cut T&G joints on all four sides to ensure when fitting that the boards lock together tightly to minimise heat loss. Thicknesses available for Eurowall+ are 90mm (for 100mm Cavity), 115mm (for 125mm Cavity) and 140mm (for 150mm Cavity) and must be purchased in full packs.


Eurowall® + is a premium, high performance full fill insulation board with precision cut tongue and groove joints on all four sides. This ensures that the boards lock tightly together minimising heat loss through thermal bridging. This unique joint offers increased protection against wind driven rain as well as improved wind-tightness.


Key benefits



  • Good thermal performance: λ = 0.022 W/mK

  • Easy and fast installation

  • Can help to achieve 0.18 U-value in 100mm cavities

  • Tongue and groove rebate minimises thermal bridging






Other Recticel Products -


Recticel Plylock - Recticel Plylok is a thermal insulation board for use in warm flat roofs under traditional bituminous waterproofing and single-ply waterproofing membranes. Recticel Plylock Insulation Sheets at 2400mm x 1200mm in size and are available in thicknesses of 90mm, 110mm and 120mm. Typical cutaway roof detail is shown below to show usage.


Plylok® consists of an insulation board bonded to a 6mm plywood top layer. It boasts high compressive strength and dimensional stability meaning it’s the ideal choice for contractors and installers for both new build and refurbishment projects.





Key benefits

  • Suitable for flat roofs

  • Good thermal performance: λ = 0.022 W/mK

  • High compressive strength










Recticel Powerdeck F - A flat roof insulation board for use in built-up felt and single ply membrane waterproofing systems. Sheets have a mineral fleece facing to both sides and are 1200mm x 600mm in size and can be obtained in thicknesses from 50mm to 150mm thick (some thicknesses are to special order only) and must also be ordered in full pack quantities.

Powerdeck® F is compatible with multiple waterproofing systems, benefiting from high compressive strength and excellent dimensional stability. This ensures the flat surface finish required for optimum performance in new build and refurbishment projects.

Both sides of Powerdeck® F are faced with a mineral coated glass fleece.



Key benefits


  • Good thermal performance: λ = 0.024 - 0.026 W/mK

  • Light weight for easier and faster installation

  • Compatibility with numerous waterproofing systems

  • Easy handling and installation










Recticel Powerdeck U - Easy to install flat roof insulation board suitable for torch-on felt roofing systems. Sheets are 1200mm x 600mm in size and can be obtained in thicknesses from 30mm to 150mm thick (some thicknesses are to special order only) and must also be ordered in full pack quantities.


Powerdeck® U is a high performance rigid PIR insulation board for use in warm flat roofs with bituminous torch-on felt waterproofing systems. Its optimum stability, strength and structural integrity allows for the flattest finish. Combined with its precision-cut dimensions, your installation is quicker, easier and more cost effective.




Key benefits

  • Suitable for flat roofs where a torch on roofing felt is being used

  • Good thermal performance: λ = 0.024 - 0.026 W/mK

  • Light and easy to install









Recticel Deck-VQ - Ultra-high performance encapsulated VIP insulation (Vacuum Insulated Panel) for flat roofs and terraces. **SPECIAL ORDER ONLY**

Recticel Deck-VQ - With a thermal performance of the core of lambda 0.006 - the best performance in the market, you can achieve even greater insulation for your renovation or new build projects with ease. Deck-VQ® offers an extremely high insulation value and long-term performance whilst maintaining the existing roof structure, thereby avoiding costly modification


Key benefits

  • The solution for limited space

  • Ultra-high thermal performance

  • Easy installation combined with expert service


Recticel Silentwall - *Product Awaiting Launch*

Easy to install acoustic insulation panels for reduced airborne sound. Panels are 40mm thick and are manufactured in 3 different sizes - 1200mm x 600mm, 2500mm x 600mm and 2600mm x 1200mm. Product must always be covered with at least a 12.5 mm thick plasterboard in order to meet fire safety requirements.

This product is manufactured from recycled materials.

The composition and visual appearance may vary, but this will not affect performance.

Recticel Silentwall® is a panel of agglomerated polyurethane foam and fibres to improve the transmission sound insulation of interior walls of homes. Silentwall® is designed to improve internal sound insulation (internal side of external walls); it may be applied to a partition wall between two apartments (in the same building), as well as to the inside of an exterior wall and on the separation wall of a house. This insulation solution can be easily installed by double-sided adhesion of the panels to the interior walls and to the finishing plasterboard.




Key benefits

  • Suitable for multiple interior wall applications

  • Significantly reduced sound transmission -9db - 87% sound

  • Quick and easy installation - can be glued with Recticel Water-Borne Glue to vertical walls

  • Once the Silentwall panels are installed, you can continue and hang the 12.5mm plasterboard sheets.

  • Follow the manufacturer’s hanging instructions for the correct way to install and handle plasterboard sheets.

  • Always use Recticel adhesive for acoustic panels and for applying plasterboard sheets onto Silentwall acoustic panels. The plasterboard sheets need to be positioned about 2 to 3 mm from the floor, the adjoining walls and the ceiling, and the gap filled in with an acrylic mastic. and then 12.5mm plasterboard is similarly glued to the Silentwall


Other Recticel Products -


Other Recticel products in the range are:

  • Recticel DU Panel

  • Recticel Lumix

  • Recticel TopCover

  • Recticel Eurofloor Xentro

  • Recticel PIR 022

  • Recticel L-Ments

  • Recticel PowerLine

Some of these are not currently available in the UK or have very specific use eg Agricultural, but for more advice and help with any enquiry that you may have -

For more advice on any of these options,

please call and talk to the team a the BMD National Sales Office on 01793-791010

or email us on insulation@buildingmaterialsdirect.com

Alternatively visit our online store at www.directinsulation.com at any time 24 hours a day and purchase online.

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