Benchmark is proud to offer the following comparison between Benchmark STB-1 Structural Thermal Break, Fabreeka TIM and SCHOECK!

Benchmark Structural Thermal Break STB-1 Engineer approved is in stock and available for delivery in 5 - 7 days!

In stock and fabricated in Canada, Benchmark brand STB-1 engineer approved equivalent is in stock and available for fast shipping!

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In order to have been selected for this list the above mentioned products would be considered to be of the highest quality. When engineers specify vibration control or thermal break products or brands they generally add the "or approved equivalent" option. Typically lead time and pricing become determining factors once the engineer on record has verified the selected product meets the design criteria.

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The above comparison table is meant to assist with identifying additional approved alternative products. For more detailed and verified specifications please contact the respective above manufacturers directly. 

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Benchmark manufactures and sells structural thermal break and PU Foam thermal break products. Shipping available across North America with expedited options for fabrication and shipping available. There are a variety of thermal break materials on the Canadian market. BMSSI is here to help you get the highest quality Structural Thermal Break material for your project, stocked in Canada at competitive prices! We maintain one of the largest and widest variety inventory of Structural Thermal Break materials in North America. We proudly employ Canadian machine operators to manufacture, machine and deliver these products faster than anyone in Canada. Applications:
  • Steel to Steel
  • Steel to Concrete
  • Concrete to Concrete
  • Steel to Timber
  • Balconies
  • Canopies
  • Brise-soleil
  • Roof Plant enclosures
  • Façade Systems
  • Balustrading
  • Parapets
  • Man-safe systems
  • Staircases
  • Building Maintenance Units

Mechanical properties of STB1 Structural Thermal Break:

Mechanical Property ASTM Test Test Results
Compressive Strength: ASTM D695 48,000 psi.
Compressive Modulus: ASTM D695 400,670 psi.
Thermal Conductivity: ASTM C518 1.8 BTU in/ hr/sf/ degree F.
Thermal Resistance (R value): ASTM C518 0.60
Shear Strength: ASTM D732 15,000 psi.
Tensile Strength: ASTM D638 11,000 psi.
Flexural Strength: ASTM D790 25,000 psi.
Heat Release: ASTM E1354 rate 1.5kW/sf
Surface Burning Characteristics: ASTM E84
a. Flame Spread: 25
b. Smoke Developed: 120
The purpose of thermal break materials and systems (thermal breaks) is to reduce the impact of thermal bridging by preventing conductive heat flow through the thermal envelope. Thermal breaks keep the heat in and push the dew point out. They break the bridge. Research has shown that thermal bridging can increase the whole-building conductive heat loss by more than 15%. The percentage is a function of the following variables: climate, building type, location and type of the thermal bridges. The magnitude and quantity of the thermal bridging is a large factor. Some interface details increase the U value of a wall by 45% or more, other transition details increase the U value by only 5%. The heat flow created by thermal bridging varies by the detail and the number of details. If the building design contains lots of poor or inefficient details, the contribution to overall heat loss through the envelope will be high. To improve the energy efficiency of a building, we need to improve the efficiency of the thermal envelope.