Novia FF1 Foil Faced Building Paper


The material is used in a wide range of user-defined applications where rubber and plastic are unsuitable.


A BS 1521 compliant-grade, low-emissivity, foil-faced, scrim-reinforced, bitumen-laminated traditional building paper with excellent diffusion moisture barrier capability. Suitable in air leak and vapour control barrier applications (AVCL) for insulated walls, roofs and floors. To provide an airtight seal, it must be installed in conjunction with the Novia two tape sealing system.

Features and Benefits:

  • Traditional material for non-plastic and non-rubber VCL applications.
  • Highly reflective, low-emissivity surface delivers improved R and U-values when installed facing a minimum cavity of 25 mm.
  • Minimizes interstitial condensation.
  • Improves the insulation performance.
  • Exceptional barrier stop capability.
  • Helps buildings meet BS 5250.
  • Install with Novia two tape sealing system.
  • Ideal for use with Novia breather membranes in insulated frame applications.


  • For professional installation, all Novia® VCL products should be fully sealed to the structure using a Novia® double-sided butyl tape and one of the foil or BOPP lap tapes. The wider the tape used, the stronger the final seal will be and the easier it will be to install.
  • Novia® recommends the 30 mm wide butyl tape and 60 mm metallized BOPP tape for all standard VCL installations.

General information


Aluminium Foil

Aluminium Paper


1000 mm

Uniclass 2015

Pr_25_57_65_60 Plastics sheetsPrimary


H20/150 Sheet cladding

H30/261 Air and vapour control membrane

H30/30 Air and vapour control membrane

H31/261 Air and vapour control membrane

H31/45 Air and vapour control membrane

H92/780 Air and vapour control layer

J21/395 Air and vapour control layer

J31/330 Vapour control layer

J41/395 Air and vapour control layer

J42/395 Air and vapour control layer

K10/155 Wall lining system (metal studs)

K11/115 Battened plywood floating floor

K11/125 Battened particleboard floating floor

K11/135 Battened oriented strand board floating floor

K11/145 Battened cement-bonded particleboard floating floor

K11/215 Plywood floating floor

K11/225 Particleboard floating floor

K11/235 Oriented strand board floating floor

K11/245 Cement bonded particleboard floating floor

K11/795 Wall lining on metal framing

K21/110 Wood flooring

K21/111 Wood floating floor

K21/115 Wood laminate flooring

K21/120 Battened wood flooring

K21/130 Battened wood floating floor

K21/140 Battened wood laminate flooring

K21/145 Composite laminate flooring

K21/146 Laminate flooring

P10/310 Air and vapour control layer

P10/60 Air and vapour control layer fixed to studs/ joists/ framing

Specification data - Plastics sheets Enhanced data


Vapour Control Layer.

Performance characteristics


Tensile strength (minimum)

16/7 kN/m.

Water vapour resistance (minimum)

>3000 MNs/g.

Physical properties


Weight (minimum)

300 g/m²



Width (minimum)

1 m.

Roll length (minimum)

50 m.

Product Reference

Novia FF1 Foil Faced Building Paper

Moisture vapour permeability

0.06 g/m²/d.


Novia Double Sided Butyl Tape.

Novia Foil Tape.

Novia Metallised BOPP Tape.

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