(M) Space Board - pink polystyrene

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(M) Space Board - pink polystyrene

Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:56 am

Whilst at Rainhill, I talked to people about the advantages of using pink(or green?) insulation board for layouts.
I had managed to buy it from one of the large B&Q Warehouse stores, but smaller branches don't sell it, and I have not seen it elsewhere. Knowing what to ask for is important, so I checked out the label on the stuff I bought and details can be found here for one manufacturer.

Odd it also does not come up on B&Q website or eBay. ould be interested in other suppliers, just so I can help others.
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Postby MrPlantpot » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:46 pm

Hi Simon, (and everybody else)

According to the space-insulation website, B&Q don't stock the space board, only their other (related) products. But they say Wickes list it.

I found it on the Wickes website http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/161280 but they say they're out of stock.

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Postby david colley jnr » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:10 am

Travis perkins sell Xtratherm, another form of this close celled insulation board. Another maker is Kingspan. Although both of these products have a foil face it can be peeled off. If you only require a small amount, check out any building site as it's commonly used in the cavity walls. I've seen half a dozen sheets go into the skip rather than be returned, so little bits and bobs shouldn't be hard to find.
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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:58 pm

I've used Sheffield Insulations before. I bought a blue sheet which was IIRC 8' by 4' but I took a knife with me and cut it down to a manageable size there and then. It also meant that I had enough in stock for 3 years. The counter salesman is "quite used to you arty types" :lol:
Another countrywide supplier (part of the same group as Sheffield Insulation) is Warren Insulation
There are many more specialists available as insulation is a growing business.
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Postby Moronguhl » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:34 pm

Another source of foamy-goodness:


I pretty much buy all my stuff here. Foamboard, plastruct, brass, 1:25 washing machines...
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