Foam Glass Aggregate by GEOCELL®. A high quality insulation hardcore made from 100% recycled glass.
GEOCELL® Foam Glass Aggregate is an insulation material for underground structures. Foamed glass aggregate saves energy and contributes to a comfortable indoor environment. An LABC Certified material, GEOCELL® is both economical and environmentally sound.
✓ EXCELLENT INSULATION VALUES – the large number of enclosed cells in each foam glass pellet, ensures excellent insulation characteristics. lambda = 0.08 w/mK.
✓ INCREDIBLY STRONG – due to its glass cell structure, GEOCELL® provides excellent compressive strength.
✓ NON-CAPILLARY, NON COMBUSTIBLE – cellular glass is comprised of closed cells that do not absorb water. Classified as an A1 building material.
✓ PERMANENTLY STABLE – stability, durability, resistance against insects and rodents.
✓ SUSTAINABLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY – made from 100% recycled glass inert and essentially pH-neutral.
✓ CE CERTIFICATION – CE mark – GEOCELL® declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives.
✓ SAVING TIME AND MONEY – GEOCELL® is quicker to install than conventional methods cutting construction time and cost.
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Foam Glass Uses
Foam glass insulation aggregate (or gravel) by GEOCELL® is extremely versatile because of its unique characteristics of light weight, load bearing, draining and insulating properties.
Foamed glass aggregate is a sustainable replacement building material in:
- Sustainable foundation details.
- GlassCrete (limecrete) floors.
- Floor slabs.
- Green roofs and landscaping (lightweight fill material).
- Slope stabilization.
- Sports turf.
- Backfilling of pools.
- Garden decoration.
Foamed glass insulation aggregate is used in the same way as coated clay aggregate, but is capable of being used as a load bearing hardcore. It also offers better insulation (lambda/k value = 0.08 – approximately 20% better in thermal performance than lightweight expanded clay aggregate). It therefore needs less depth for a similar thermal performance.
The selection of appropriate insulation material is especially crucial in old buildings. GEOCELL® foam glass combines a drainage layer and insulation in a single product, thus reducing building height. Moreover, GEOCELL® is diffusible, an important property for an insulating material when humidity is an issue. Suitable for thermal insulation under the foundation slab of single/multi family houses, production halls, schools, and swimming pools etc.
GEOCELL® is completely unaffected by water and environmentally green. GEOCELL® is made from waste glass that can be reused or recycled at any time.
For examples of GEOCELL® foam glass insulation aggregate used as part of limecrete floor systems, including Mike Wye & Associate’s GlassCrete, please visit www.limecrete.net.
For large projects, direct loads up to 90 m³ are available with prices starting from £75+VAT per m³.
|GEOCELL®||1 m3||2 m3|
10/30 mm Fine, 10/60 mm Standard
|GEOCELL unit sizes||
1 m³ bulk bag, 2 m³ bulk bag, 90 m³ loose load