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Insulation question for ski apartment

Hi forum,

I have a holiday apartment in the mountains that is 40 years old. It is above the garage of the building and I wanted to add some insulation to the roof of the garage so that my apartment (and the rest of the building) warmer.

Hornbach tell me that polystyrene would be unsuitable (even the heat treated stuff) as it would melt in a fire. They advised I use béton de paille - but I can't find anywhere that sells this.

So my question is, has anyone managed to find a supplier for béton de paille or do you know of any other insulation material that could be added to the roof of a garage?

The garage is a flat roof, I would cover an area ~4x7 meters.

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Re: Insulation question for ski apartment

Hornbach has an insulation that does not burn (from what I can read). Here is the Hornbach link as well as the Wiki link (FR) that mentions the A1 rating.

You might ask them about this product. I have found that sometimes you need to ask the question of a couple of people to get the right answer.

http://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Panneau-...artikeldetails

Look for A1 in the table (does not burn).

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classe...istance_au_feu

Here is the manufacture's page that says it does not burn. You will see in the photo (bottom left) that it can be used on the ceiling. The photo shows 10cm thickness while the Hornbach product is 6cm in the photo but is also available in 8cm and 10cm (drop down box). If you have the space it is better to go for a thicker insulation.

https://www.ytong.ch/fr/multipor-sys...n-mineraux.php
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Re: Insulation question for ski apartment

Thanks, I think that I will go for this option in the apartment!

So the mineral board is totally fire resistant, price is a little high at ~25 CHF per square meter, but then again the PPE is paying so why not. Looks like it is easy to install also, so a little project for summer.

Looks perfect for the garage, so it will be keeping me warm for the following winter in La Tzoumaz!

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