Heat Insulation Materials in Kenya

Heat Insulation Materials in Kenya

What is heat Insulation? Heat Thermal Insulation is the process involved in limiting heat transfer from one object to another by use of insulation materials manufactured in different shapes, sizes and density. A heat insulating material is poor in heat conduction thereby its inhibition of heat loss. Insulation is used in buildings and manufacturing to prevent heat loss, save on energy consumption, protect buildings against fire and also reduce industrial injuries

Buy heat Insulation Materials in Kenya at Gypsum Ceiling Supplies Ltd. Our Products includes; Fiberglass Insulation, GCS roof insulation, Rock mineral wool Insulation, Polyethylene Insulation, Styrofoam sheets, Ceiling Systems and much more.

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We have the Best Heat Insulation Materials in Kenya

With so many insulation materials to choose from, it is very difficult to decide the type of insulation to use based on your specific needs. We can help, advise and recommend the right type of insulation with regards to price, size and application. Our inhouse experts consider differences such as  R-value, price, environmental impact, flammability, sound insulation and moisture permeability. Our products can be used anywhere including walls, ceilings, floors, hot pipes, furnace compartments and automotive. Bellow are some of the most common insulation materials in Kenya manufactured and supplied by Gypsum Ceiling Supplies Limited

  1. Ceramic Fibre Insulation
  2. Mineral wool Insulation
  3. Fiberglass Insulation
  4. Polyethylene (PE) Foam Insulation
  5. Armaflex Insulation
  6. Styrofoam Insulation
  7. GCS Roof Insulation
  8. Rockwool Pipe Insulation
  9. PE Pipe Insulation

Application of Thermal Insulation

There are many areas where insulation materials are required to minimize the loss of heat as well as reduce heat radiation. Some of the key areas that requires heat insulation materials include;

  • Building Insulation
  • Roof Insulation
  • Attic or loft Insulation
  • Hot pipe insulation
  • Automotive

Building Insulation

What is Heat Insulation in Buildings? Heat Insulation  is the process adopted to prevent heat transfer between outside and inside of the building. Nowadays heat insulation has become an essential part of building construction due to its superior benefits. Buy our GCS roof Insulation

  • Thermally insulated building provides great comfort both in hot seasons and cold seasons.
  • A building provided with thermal insulation requires less electricity to maintain the desired temperature conditions in the building. This saves on electric bills and extra costs.
  • Also, thermal insulation shield building interiors so that it’s less affected by the exterior temperature, thereby substantially reducing the building’s energy usage, as well as energy usage

8 Benefits of Heat Insulation

General benefits of using insulation materials in building and manufacturing processes;

  1. No need of AC, cooler, heater etc.
  2. Thermal insulation prevents the roof deck from cracking.
  3. Expansion joints are not required in a structure during construction.
  4. The materials that are used in thermal insulation are lightweight than concrete which reduces the dead weight on the roof slab.
  5. Thermal insulating materials are manufactured from recycled materials.
  6. It is easy to install.
  7. It is fire resistance.
  8. Maintenance is not required.
  9. It is environment-friendly.

Heat Insulation: Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass insulation is a product manufactured from glass fibers. It is one of the most used insulation material in the World because of its budget friendly prices and its thermal resistant properties. Fiberglass insulation or glass wool as people call it, can withstand a temperature of up to 450 degrees.

You can use glass wool to insulate against heat cold and sound. Gypsum Ceiling Supplies fiberglass insulation in batts and rolls of 50mm thick and 100mm thick with or without foil. The foil backing is an added advanced for heat reflection.

Glass wool is best applicable in the attic roof, flat roof, wall insulation, drywall partitions, pipes, ducts, studio soundproofing, home theatres and much more

Order fiberglass insulation online at Gypsum Ceiling Supplies

Heat Insulation: GCS Roof Insulation Polyethylene Foam Roll

Gypsum Ceiling Supplies Kenya manufactures roof insulation products in the sizes of 3mm, 5mm and 10mm. Our roof insulation material is very efficient in retarding external hostile temperatures and also maintaining room temperature.

Benefits of GCS Roof Insulation

  • The insulation adds more lifespan to your ceiling system. For example it can protect a gypsum ceiling from cracking due to excessive heat within the roof.
  • GCS roof Insulation foam is a product made of many tiny closed cell globules sealed off from each other. Polyethylene foam is an excellent heat insulation.
  • GCS roof Insulation protects your roof space from heat build-up due to radiant heat penetration. PE roof insulation acts as a heat barrier and protects all services within the roof from drying out, cracking and degrading due to UV radiation.
  • GCS Roof Insulation is a cost-effective insulation that is suitable for use in metal deck roofing system in residential, commercial, industrial and horticultural buildings where temperature variations are moderately/relatively high and where there is a need to reduce the disturbing rain noise.
  • GCS Roof insulation is widely used to insulate iron sheet roofs for residential, warehouses, supermarkets, Hospitals and much more. If installed correctly, PE foam reduces heat by 98%. The double side reflective foil helps in reflecting radiant heat

Heat Insulation: Rockwool Insulation

Rock wool Insulation ranks the best and ideal heat insulation material that can withstand high temperatures. Also known us mineral wool or stone wool, it is economical and highly efficient in soundproofing and heat insulation. Rockwool mineral wool can withstand temperatures of up to 1000 degrees. Rockwool has outstanding advantages compared to other insulation materials

Just like fiberglass, you can use rockwool to insulate iron sheet roof, attic sections, high temperature pipes and ducts. Rockwool insulation is also a suitable material for soundproofing and sound absorbing. We sale rockwool insulation in slabs and rolls. Order online for free delivery within Nairobi

Current Prices of Heat Insulation Materials in Kenya

Prices of thermal insulation materials in Kenya varies significantly depending with the density, size and thickness and the type of project. You might want to insulate the roof, attic, pipes, ducts, walls, ceilings, automotive, floor or building structure for industrial or commercial. We have also segmented our insulation materials in categories such as glass wool, mineral wool, Ceramic fiber and foam insulation. Bellow are the prices of thermal insulation materials in Kenya;

You can also check more products such as EPS Styrofoam sheets, Mineral Wool, Glass wool, GCS roof Insulation and more here

Performance Terms used in Thermal Insulation

Thermal Conductivity / λ (lambda)

Thermal conductivity measures the ease with which heat can travel through a material by conduction. Conduction is the main form of heat transfer through insulation.  It is often termed as λ (lambda) value. The lower the lambda, the better the performance.

Heat Resistance (R)

Thermal Resistance is a figure that connects the Thermal Conductivity of a material to its Width – providing a figure expressed in resistance per unit area (m²K/W). The higher the thickness of any insulation results in less heat flow and low conductivity. Together these parameters form the thermal resistance of the construction. A construction layer with a high Thermal Resistance, is a good insulator; one with a low Thermal Resistance is a bad insulator.
The equation is Thermal Resistance (m²K/W) = Thickness (m) / Conductivity (W/mK)

Specific Heat Capacity

The Specific Heat Capacity of a material is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1kg of the material by 1K (or by 1oC). A good insulator has a higher Specific Heat Capacity because it takes time to absorb more heat before it actually heats up (temperature rising) to transfer the heat. High Specific Heat Capacity is a feature of materials providing Thermal Mass or Thermal Buffering (Decrement Delay).


The density refers to the mass (or ‘weight’) per unit volume of a material and is measured in kg/m3. A high-density material maximizes the overall weight and is an aspect of ‘low’ thermal diffusivity and ‘high’ thermal mass.

Thermal Diffusivity

Thermal Diffusivity measures the ability of a material to conduct thermal energy relative to its ability to store thermal energy. For instance, metals transmit thermal energy rapidly (cold to touch) whereas wood is a slow transmitter. Insulators have low Thermal Diffusivity. Copper = 98.8 mm2/s; Wood =  0.082 mm2/s.  
The equation is: Thermal Diffusivity (mm2/s) = Thermal Conductivity / Density x Specific Heat Capacity.