Leca® Insulation Fill
is a special type of clay that has been pelletised and fired in a
rotary kiln at a very high temperature. As it is fired, the organic
compounds in the clay burn off forcing the pellets to expand and
become honeycombed inside and smooth on the outside.
The resulting ceramic pellets are lightweight, free draining,
insulating and have a high crushing resistance. Bagged Leca® is
ideal for backfill and insulation in poured concrete
How to use Leca®:
Use loose material to level the sub floor and then lay the bags
Continue to lay bags side by side to cover the total floor area.
If a second layer is needed lay these in a brick bond pattern.
Once at the required depth, use loose Leca® to fill holes
between bags and level off.
Lay a 1200 gauge membrane over the insulation fill. The
insulated floor is ready to received the concrete slab.
- Leca® is chemically neutral and does not contain any
environmentally harmful constituents. It is safe to handle and does
not need any special protective clothing or special requirements
- Leca® weighs 15kg light enough for a single-man lift.
- Leca® does not degrade.
- If a foundation is removed Leca® can be recycled and used
- Achieves the latest U-values
- Minimal labour required
- No Heavy Machinery required
- Restricted access or difficult site conditions overcome with
- No blinding sand is required to level hardcore or project
- Can be used in depths of up to 3 metres
- Ideal for use on gas contaminated land
- A natural, unharmful product
Jewson has everything you'll need...
- Delivery service; The procurement strength of Jewson ensures
that we can deliver the very best product on the market at the very
best price. The majority of our transport fleet have crane off-load
lorries to deliver direct to your site, in most cases within 24
- Tool Hire; Jewson Tool Hire branches provide a range of
equipment to suit all projects.
- Product; Leca® is available loose or bagged from selected
Jewson branches, just ask in your local branch for further details.
DPM and concreting products are also available nationally.