The construction industry is always on the lookout for innovative building materials that offer a blend of strength, durability, and environmental sustainability. One such material that has been gaining traction is expanded glass spheres which are made from recycled glass. Bisley’s expanded glass spheres are branded under the trade name Extrema Spheres and are available in a range of particle sizes. Bisley Extrema Spheres expanded glass offers numerous benefits that make them ideal for various applications within the construction sector.
Lightweight Yet High Strength
One of the most significant advantages of Bisley Extrema Spheres expanded glass is their lightweight nature. Despite being light, they exhibit high strength, making them an excellent choice as a lightweight aggregate in concrete, tile adhesives, renders, various liquid based materials, and many other construction materials. This unique combination allows for easier handling and transportation, reducing overall project costs.
Thermal Insulation Properties
Thermal insulation is a critical aspect of modern construction, especially in climates with extreme temperatures. Bisley Extrema Spheres expanded glass have excellent thermal insulation properties, thanks to their low thermal conductivity. Incorporating them into construction materials can significantly reduce energy consumption, leading to long-term savings on energy bills.
In today’s world, the environmental impact of building materials is a growing concern. Bisley Extrema Spheres expanded glass is environmentally friendly as they are made from recycled glass and are amorphous (non crystalline). Their production process emits fewer greenhouse gasses compared to traditional materials, making them a sustainable choice for eco-conscious projects.
Versatility in Applications
The use of Bisley Extrema Spheres expanded glass is not limited to a single application. They can be used in a variety of construction elements, from wall systems to flooring and even roofing materials. Their versatility makes them a go-to option for contractors and architects looking to incorporate innovative solutions into their designs.
The long-term benefits of using Bisley Extrema Spheres expanded glass are noteworthy. Their inherent properties, such as low density, low thermal conductivity, and high strength, ensure that they stand the test of time. This durability translates to fewer repairs and maintenance, contributing to the overall longevity of the construction.
A Future-Ready Material
As the construction industry evolves, the demand for materials that are both high-performing and sustainable will only increase. Bisley Extrema Spheres expanded glass meet these criteria, making them a future-ready material that is likely to see increased adoption in the coming years.
Browse Our Range
At Bisley & Co, we understand the importance of using high-quality, sustainable building materials. That’s why we supply a range of expanded glass spheres perfect for your construction needs. Whether you’re looking for lightweight aggregate, thermal insulation materials, or other insulating options, browse our range to find the ideal solution for your project.