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Urea formaldehyde (UF) foam is Bad

Part A Structural Safety,
Part B Fire Safety,
Part C Resistance to Contaminants and Moisture,
Part D Toxic Substances,
Part E Resistance to Sound,
Part F Ventilation,
Part G Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Efficiency,
Part H Drainage and Waste Disposal,
Part J Heat Producing Appliances,
Part K Protection from falling,
Part L Conservation of fuel and power,
Part M Access to and Use of Buildings,
Part N Glazing safety,
Part P Electrical Safety.
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Urea formaldehyde (UF) foam is Bad

Postby Mcpherson » 09 Jan 2017, 13:33

Why do we use insulation such as Urea formaldehyde (UF) foam if its bad for you? Surely it should be banned?

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Re: Urea formaldehyde (UF) foam is Bad

Postby Buildthehouse » 10 Jan 2017, 22:03

The building regulations stipulate within document D1 that insulating materials which release formaldehyde can be used but only when there is a continuous barrier between the cavity and the habitable space. There are a number of codes of practice and British Standards mentioned which you may want to familiarise yourself with

BS 8208-1:1985 - Guide to assessment of sustainability of external cavity walls for filling with thermal insulants
BS 5617:1985 - Specification for urea formaldehyde foam systems suitable for thermal insulation of cavity walls with masonry or concrete
BS 5618:1985 Code of practice for thermal insulation of cavity walls by filling with UF

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