Load-bearing insulation element for brickwork


1 Concrete deck

2 Mounting bituminous waterproofing membrane

3 FOAMGLAS® PERINSUL element, laid in a bed of mortar

4 FOAMGLAS® floor insulation

5 Partition wall (brickwork)

6 Cement / anhydrite screed

7 Outer wall (brickwork)

8 FOAMGLAS® insulation of base area

9 Exterior insulation, rendered

FOAMGLAS® product properties

Waterproof – Resistant to vermin – High compressive strength – Non-combustible – Impervious to water vapour – Dimensionally stable – Acid resistant – Easily cut to shape – Ecological

Advantages of the FOAMGLAS® system

- Quality: Uniform thermal performance and load-bearing capacity (without additional support elements).

- Cost efficiency: Efficient and well-priced solution for maximum thermal protection at minimal energy costs.

- Sustainability: Optimum insulation and protection against moisture for generations.

- Safety: The elements can easily be cut, assembled or used as smaller parts, without structural loss. There is no risk of damage from torch-applied bituminous waterproofing layers and contact with hot bitumen.

- Functionality: Insulation and load-bearing element in one single functional layer. Prevents thermal bridges at the wall base. The insulation element can be combined with all commonly used type and size of bricks. 

See also:  

(Text provided by the manufacturer)

  • Foamglas

Environmental metrics

BBA certificate (number 14/5111)

Functional advantage(s)
Loadbearing / high compressive strength
Can be cut with common tools

Life expectancy
100 years, subject to conditions

25 years

EPD to ISO 14025
EPD to EN14041 conforms to NF P 01-010

Recycled content


Environmental credentials
ISO 14001

Environmental labelling
natureplus (number 0406-1101-101-1)

Country of manufacture

Manufacture details

Pittsburgh Corning (UK) Ltd

31-35 Kirby St., London, EC1N 8TE

0207 492 1731

0207 492 1730.


Pittsburgh Corning (UK) Ltd

020 792 1731


Selection Criteria

PASS endorsement is based upon a distinguished performance in these categories:

Raw material acquisition

  • Fossil fuel depletion: Reduced/zero use of fossil fuel(s)
  • Waste disposal: Reduced/zero waste

Materials / product manufacture

  • Global warming potential: Reduced/zero carbon emissions
  • Fossil fuel depletion: Reduced/zero use of fossil fuel(s)
  • Resource efficiency: Increased use of post-consumer recycled material(s)

Product use

  • Global warming potential: Effects a reduction in carbon output
  • Global warming potential: Reduced/zero carbon emissions

Final depostion

  • Resource efficiency: Reusable
  • Waste: Reduced / zero hazardous waste

Construction properties

  • Limits thermal bridging
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