SPRAY FOAM INSULATION From 'One Insulation'

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As most of you will know I am a very firm advocate of spray foam lining the insides of our vans and until very recently I always praised the services of a certain company located in Bolton, indeed I had ‘Millie’ foamed there following which I was more than a little bit naffed off with the amount of time it took me to cut back all of the overspray etc. as I know many people have.

Until quite recently I thought this kind of finish was the norm and then I met Jake & Danny the owners/proprietors of One Insulation whom I had selected to undertake the cavity wall insulation of parts of my house. It was whilst they were here I happened to look inside their van and noticed the almost mirror smooth foam sprayed on the roof section. This got me talking to both Jake and Danny about the various services they offer to their ever widening customer base the end of which resulted in me negotiating a very special discounted rate for members of diymotorhome.co.uk!

If any of you would like to take up their services, I can assure you, from my experience they are amongst the most conscientious, fastidiously clean and technically exacting professionals I have ever met and quite unlike any other spray foamers I have watched, Jake and Danny are constantly taking material temperature readings so as to ensure the evenness' of the finished result which is no doubt why the finish of the roof section inside their vans roof was almost mirror smooth.

The rate I have negotiated for diymotorhome.co.uk is £13 per sq. mtr. + VAT

This is for a van to be supplied to their premises in Sheffield with all the masking and blanking off all undertaken (as detailed in other threads on this subject) with the work being carried out at their premises in Sheffield.

Their contact details are: -

Website: https://www.oneinsulation.co.uk/
Phone: 0114 208 6108
Address: One Insulation, Unit 221D, Solpro Business Park, Windsor Street, Sheffield. S4 7WB
email: jake@one-insulation.co.uk
 

roadliner

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That sounds a good price. I think I will give that a go as I am only 7 miles from them. Have only done about 3 square metres of insulation on the one wall (easily taken out). Did not know they were there. Thanks for the info. Dave.
 

Kermavio

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Blimey, that's good. My Daily xlwb is a big van, so roughly £550 including VAT to do something that size would be a very good price. That didn't include the floor. It's only a little more than it cost me to do my own. Good deal done, Phil.

Will there be a members discounts page somewhere?
 

time4t

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Nice one Phil, good on yer for thinking about the future membership of our now not so little community!

Phill
 

Darcar

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Well done, phil.
I’m a fan of spray foam insulation as well, it makes such a difference in a van, I’d recommend it to anyone who will listen,
Darcar.
 

iansum

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Thanks for that Phil. I will be staring my first and hope only self build in october, new boxer now ordered. Would love to know the pros and cons from you guys about spray foam. With this offer Phil has organised i think the price will not be a con anymore.
Ian
 

richard james

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please make sure the foam being sprayed in your vans is class 1 fire rated and closed cell , ask to see relevant data sheets for material being used.
 
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please make sure the foam being sprayed in your vans is class 1 fire rated and closed cell , ask to see relevant data sheets for material being used.
Rest assured, the company listed here is out of the top drawer.
 

Kermavio

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Thanks for that Phil. I will be staring my first and hope only self build in october, new boxer now ordered. Would love to know the pros and cons from you guys about spray foam. With this offer Phil has organised i think the price will not be a con anymore.
Ian
Have a look at this previous thread: https://www.diymotorhome.co.uk/community/threads/spray-foam.1363/

Even without Phil's brilliant discount, I don't consider the cost of spray foam a con. It's expensive, yes, but it is also a classic example of you only getting what you pay for.
 
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Thanks for that Phil. I will be staring my first and hope only self build in october, new boxer now ordered. Would love to know the pros and cons from you guys about spray foam. With this offer Phil has organised i think the price will not be a con anymore.
Ian
Well Ian, working from scratch on a brand new Boxer it honestly is a no brainer as patently you are not exactly strapped for cash. My old 'Millie' is a 2008 ex shop fitters van and I did my build knowing that if it all worked out then I would sell her and go out and buy either a brand new one or only a few months old, but we love our battered old bus so much that we have never got around to buying an alternative.......... However when I did my build, I wanted to see how good spray foaming was and I can assure you that it is brilliant in either hot or cold weather.

Phil
 

iansum

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Thanks Phil and Kermavio for your replies.
I will be using the van winter and summer and expect some very cold and very hot temps so i am siding towards the spray foam for walls and ceiling and the standard cellotex 25mm and battens for the floor with a channel for services as you have done Phil.
Still have some time to decide, just got a build date of 17 of july and delivery in september.
Ian
 
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Thanks Phil and Kermavio for your replies.
I will be using the van winter and summer and expect some very cold and very hot temps.
Ian
When we use 'Millie' in very to exceptionally hot weather one aspect of my build always proves to be so well appreciated by the dogs and that is the air inlet for the Propex heater is drawn from directly under the van which is always the coolest spot and has proven on numerous occasions to be so refreshing to have cool air blowing over their noses! (it's also nice for our feet as well)
Phil
 

phazaar

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Literally found this thread (and the price being 3 times lower than what I had been quoted elsewhere!!) out of the corner of my eye whilst on the checkout page for sheeps wool... Cue a short existential crisis (sheeps wool really does make air quality exceptional; but no doubt it's less insulating and much more of a time sink than getting someone else to do the spray foam. As time's a concern, I'm pretty tempted.

Few of questions if I may:

1> What thickness is this price for? Wondering what R-value to expect for cost comparison.

2> Assuming they spray over the internal ribs, how does one go about framing out the van if you can't get to the metal for bolt holes/screws?

3> I assume spray foam doesn't have the compressive strength to work as a floor. What's the best approach to take here? XPS?

4> Any gotchas/things I should know (beyond the need to obsessively tape off -EVERYTHING- in the van x'D)?
 

gary l

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does anybody no if there's a company that does it in west Wales or recommendations read up my only worry is panel distortion cheers
 
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