Polystyrene Building & Construction Foam

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Foamex works closely with builders, architects, specifiers, engineers and landscapers to deliver high quality, Australian made alternate building solutions to suit both residential and commercial construction applications. Use our product selector to help you find the right product for your needs.

 
Garage Doors
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Garage Door Insulation

Benefit from a warmer, dryer and quieter garage with this simple and cost effective insulation solution.

StyroSheet EPS sheets from Foamex make for an ideal insulation solution for garages with panel style garage doors. Easy to cut and self-install, expanded polystyrene sheets can help protect your garage from temperature extremes, meaning you can turn your garage into that extra multi-purpose room, gym or man cave!

Click here for more information on how you can use StyroSheet EPS sheets in your garage.

 

 

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Walls
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Wall Insulation

Expanded polystyrene sheets are widely used as wall insulation material in residential and commercial construction applications due to their exceptional strength, long lasting R-Values and high resistance to moisture. The use of expanded polystyrene as wall insulation also helps contribute toward energy efficient building principles.

StyroSheet expanded polystyrene sheets from Foamex are an efficient and economical cladding solution for residential applications as a base for rendered panels to deliver thermal advantages. 

Suitable for use across steel studs, timber studs, concrete, and masonry buildings, Styrosheet EPS sheets ensure cavities are maintained closer to room temperature to reduce the risk of surface and cavity condensation.

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Underfloor
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Underfloor Insulation

Underfloor insulation is an ideal way to not only reduce the amount of heat escaping your home in winter or entering your home in summer through the floorboards, it also makes your home more energy efficient. And, the more energy efficient your home is, the more you'll save on those heating and cooling bills.

Expol Underfloor Insulation from Foamex is an easy to use underfloor insulation system that can be fitted to new or existing homes to help create this thermal barrier. The concertina cut, expanded polystyrene panels fit snugly between the joists in your floor to provide you with excellent thermal performance. 

Expol can be installed during the construction process of new homes, or retro-fitted to existing homes with wooden flooring, including pole style houses. Expol Underfloor Insulation is available from all leading hardware stores and can easily be self-installed as detailed instructions are provided with each bag.

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Waffle Pod
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Waffle Pod

Waffle pods as void filler in residential construction has revolutionised the Australian building industry. Manufactured with a unique, patented design, Foamex StyroPods are faster to install, more economical and less labour intensive than traditional concrete pours, expanded polystyrene waffle pods allow for stronger, better engineered slabs. Made from expanded polystyrene, our pods allow for stronger, better engineered slabs, that also offer optimal support for foot traffic during construction.

StyroPod by Foamex is an ideal void filler solution for residential housing slabs. More cost effective and environmentally friendly than concrete, these lightweight waffle pods act as the perfect void former for residential slabs to provide insulation and support. Additionally, the inclusion of StyroPod in residential house slabs add an insulation benefit as well as reducing energy consumption within the home.

The expanded polystyrene waffle pods not only assist with minimising the effects of soil movement, they also provide excellent thermal benefits for the home. They offer a smart solution that can assist with ensuring your projects run on time and to budget, waffle pods can be laid in any weather as they are not reliant on the digging of trenches for concrete. 

Click here for more information on why Foamex StyroPod's are the leading waffle pods for Australian buildings.

 

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Landscaping
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Landscaping Fill

GeoFoamX EPS blocks are a durable and cost effective backfill material ideal for residential landscaping solutions to help stabilise hills and retaining walls.

A strong and lightweight alternative to traditional fill material, GeoFoamX blocks assist with the stabilisation of retaining wall constructions, slopes and side hills, as well as reducing pressures and the chance of land slide.

Dimensionally stable and relatively inert, GeoFoamX doesn't break down so it won't spread into surrounding soil and cause pollution. Quick and easy to install, GeoFoamX does not rely on the use of heavy earth moving machinery. It can even be installed in incliment weather, meaning no delays on site.

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Under Slab
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Under Slab Insulation

Highly compressive, dimensionally stable and resistant to most ground contaminants, StyroTherm XPS sheets can be used under residential slabs to provide additional thermal insulation.

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Slab Edge
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Slab Edge/Perimeter Insulation

Slab insulation has been commonplace for many years and is now a widely accepted practice in the Australian building industry. But slab edge insulation, which is just as important, is not nearly as prevalent mainly due to the fact that current available thermal performance software can't model its performance. However, both NSW BASIX and the National Construction Code mandate slab edge insulation for homes that incorporate any form of heating in the slab.

StyroTherm XPS sheets by Foamex delivers robust slab edge or perimeter insulation, allowing you to surround the shell of a building without forming any thermal bridges. Furthermore, slab edge insulation will help the home retain warmth, further reducing the amount of heat lost through the foundations. Suitable for use in pervious, semi-pervious and impervious soils, StyroTherm extruded polystyrene sheets are highly compressive, dimensionally stable, and provide excellent thermal insulation benefits.

Click here for more information on StyroTherm XPS sheets, including product sizes and technical specifications.

 

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Void Fill
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Void Fill

GeoFoamX EPS blocks are a durable and cost effective backfill material ideal for commercial landscaping solutions to help stabilise hills, lightweight roads, embankments, slopes and retaining walls.

A strong and lightweight alternative to traditional fill material, GeoFoamX blocks provide multiple cost savings, including product for fill, transport, labour and the use of heavy earth moving machinery.

GeoFoamX EPS blocks provide a dimensionally stable fill with a strong compressive strength, ideal for load bearing structures. Quick and easy to install, GeoFoamX can be installed in incliment weather, meaning no delays on site.

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Coolrooms
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Coolroom Insulation

Possessing excellent thermal properties and low moisture absorbency, StyroSheet EPS sheets are an ideal choice for insulating coolrooms in commercial and retail building applications, from small supermarkets right through to large commerical cold storage facilities. 

StyroSheet can be used as wall insulation or floor insulation in coolrooms and commercial freezers. Lightweight, durable and featuring excellent compressive strength, our expanded polystyrene sheets are practically impervious to water and can easily cope with heavy loads from stored products.

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Roof Spacers
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Roof Spacers

Polystyrene insulation is now playing a large part in maintaining minimum energy efficiency standards in commercial buildings, and roof spacers that provide a thermal break for metal roof decks play a key role in meeting these requirements.

Durable and light in weight, StyroLink roof purlin spacers deliver high compressive strength and an excellent thermal performance, making them ideal for commercial roofing applications.

By providing a thermal break, StyroLink roof spacers allow the insulation to recover to its nominal thickness, which helps increase thermal efficiency and R-Values.

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Green Roofs
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Green Roof Insulation

Green roofs are becoming a popular roofing option for many modern commercial buildings as a way to reduce surrounding temperatures and water run off, as well as bringing a natural element back into highly urban environments.

As an insulation layer fitted over the waterproofing seal to help protect the membrane from fluctuations in weather conditions, StyroRoof XPS sheets are ideal for green roofs as they are durable and do not rot or decompose.

StyroRoof extruded polystyrene sheets are highly compressive and practically impervious to water, making them a perfect solution for insulating Green Roofs and plaza decks that may be subject to heavy foot traffic or inclement weather.

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Walls
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Wall Insulation

EPS sheets are an economical and smart cladding solution for commercial buildings due to their exceptional strength. Foamex manufactures StyroSheet with a fire retardant raw material which also ensures long lasting R-Values and high resistance to moisture.

StyroSheet expanded polystyrene sheets can be used across a range of building materials, even as a base for rendered panels, to help deliver thermal advantages. In fact, the use of EPS as wall insulation also helps contribute toward energy efficient building principles.

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Floor Insulation
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Floor Insulation

Floor insulation contributes to the overall energy efficiency of a building, protecting it against heat loss through the ground and helping maintain a consistent temperature indoors all year round.

Both StyroSheet EPS sheets and StyroTherm XPS sheets can be used for floor insulation in both commercial and residential building applications.

For commercial buildings that are subjected to heavy loads, StyroTherm is recommended due to its higher compressive strength which can absorb local peak loads as well as adjust to uneven surfaces under pressure.

Click here for more information on StyroSheet, including product sizes and technical specifications.

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