CUTTING AND DIMENSIONING OF ISOLINA FLAX INSULATION
Flax insulation products can easily be cut to the required size with the right tools.
Download cutting instructions
Tips for cutting and dimensioning of linen insulation:
Round up the required number of m2
to compensate for cutting loss, and increase the height / length of insulation for vertical installations by 3%.
How to make holes through the insulation for pipes or through the bands for wooden pegs?
Linen fibres are very tough and prevent making holes with a drilling machine,
because the drill-bit will pull and wrap the strong fibres around it, “eating” the insulation material.
Instead, you need a sharp puncture-tool (piercer), or ice-pick to make a hole.
Alternatively, you can use a normal or doubled edged knife with a sharp point
and punch the hole by inserting the knife through the insulating layer in various positions.
Make the hole a little bit smaller than the wished hole-diameter for a good seal.
ADVANTAGES OF THE HANDSAW
• Easy cutting, facilitated by using omnipresent wooden pallets as cutting table
• Fast re-sharpening by means of any knife sharpener
• Inexpensive and long-lasting
• Easy to transport and no need for electricity, convenient at remote build sites
The handsaw can be ordered in combination with the ISOLINA insulation products via our reselling partners.