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Kingspan insulates beachfront Grand Design

Kingspan Insulation

A range of premium and high performance products from Kingspan Insulation has been installed on a stunning new beachfront home on the Isle of Wight, featured on Grand Designs. This includes Kingspan Kooltherm K8 Cavity Board, which was used to insulate the majority of the walls throughout the property, and Kingspan Kooltherm K7 Pitched Roof Board, which was were applied to the ground floor overhang. With thermal conductivities as low as 0.020 W/m.K, the products delivered the required thermal performance with a slim build-up, helping to maximise space within the rooms.

Kingspan Insulation rises to the challenge of water tower renovation

Kingspan Insulation

Products from Kingspan Insulation’s Kooltherm and Therma ranges have helped to transform a derelict water tower in North Yorkshire into a striking family home, as featured on Channel 4‘s Restoration Man. By using insulation that delivers outstanding thermal performance from minimal thicknesses, the owners have been able to create a home that is not only sensitive to the building’s industrial past, but that functions as a cosy yet spacious family home.

Insulated Loft Spaces

Manthorpe Building Products Ltd

The increased levels of thermal insulation found within the roof voids of a modern house is intended to reduce the amount of heat that is lost from the warm living spaces of the property over time. However breaks in this insulation layer, such as through the loft access door, will severely compromise its effectiveness. This editorial explains how to avoid losing heat in the loft space and therefore losing money.

Lime Tree Passivhaus, Swaffham, Norfolk

Recticel Insulation

Recticel Insulation's Eurothane GP was used in the floor of Lime Tree Passivhaus. Architect Chris Parsons: “Passivhaus requires high levels of insulation and the avoidance of thermal bridging, which the Recticel product helped to achieve.” Jody Murfit, director at contractor Grocott & Murfit: “The project generally was quite challenging due to the curve but the Recticel insulation was easy to install. We just cut it to size, doubled it up and taped it.” Eurothane GP is a high performance rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation suitable for ground floor applications and compatible with underfloor heating systems.

Mill Meadow nearly-zero carbon house, Burley, New Forest

Recticel Insulation

Award-winning architect Nick Lacey specified Recticel Insulation's L-Ments pitched roof insulated panel system on his new dwelling in the New Forest. He commented: “The roof’s prefabricated element was key to its specification as I urgently needed to speed-up building works on this project. L-Ments is built for rapid installation as well as containing all the necessary thermal properties to ensure the house meets the near-zero carbon standard.” Resulting from the positive collaboration on the roof design, Mr. Lacey switched the specification for floor, framed wall and cavity wall insulation to Recticel products.

The Word

Kingspan Insulation

The three-storey structure designed by FaulknerBrowns, includes library and exhibition space, IT suite, 3D printers, and café. The development, completed in October 2016, is part of a £100 million regeneration masterplan which partners South Tyneside Council with Muse Developments. Creating a curved structure can pose a challenge, but the Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel was successfully engineered to provide a smooth, highly insulated exterior envelope. To achieve this, the structural insulated panels (SIPs) were designed and factory cut into narrow widths. This allowed them to be quickly and easily fixed to the concrete frame.

National College for High Speed Rail

Kingspan Insulation

The National College for High Speed Rail contains a variety of learning spaces inside a visually striking yet simple building shell formed from two intersecting blocks. The main entrance is defined by a simple yet striking cantilevered upper floor, providing a sheltered space in front of the building. To insulate this, Kingspan Kooltherm K110 Soffit Board was used. The boards were fixed directly to the soffits using thermally broken fasteners, making installation quick and simple. Kingspan Kooltherm K110 Soffit Board is a premium performance insulation board. It achieves a thermal conductivity of 0.018 W/m·K across all thicknesses.

Royal Military Academy given luxury finish with Kingspan OPTIM-R

Kingspan Insulation

The former Royal Military Academy overlooking Woolwich Common finds a new place in history with its stunning restoration, featuring Kingspan OPTIM-R Flooring System. The vacuum insulation panel system was chosen to most of the available space. The original beam and block flooring limited the ability to dig down, so installing the Kingspan OPTIM-R Flooring System in a 30mm thickness allowed for the maintenance of the existing threshold levels whilst also achieving excellent thermal performance.

Temple Back Fire Station

Kingspan Insulation

The size and poorly insulated design of the Avon Fire & Rescue Service's existing building makes it uneconomically expensive to maintain and run. To address this, the building is being demolished in stages with a new fire station being built on a much smaller footprint. The energy performance of the building envelope was a key consideration. A target U-value of 0.23 W/m²·K was set for the walls of the building. To help achieve this Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was specified. This has allowed the Service to not only save lives, but also energy and money.

Tennyson Wharf Care Home

Kingspan Insulation

As residents have a varied degree of mobility, care was taken to ensure a level threshold on all doors to external spaces. To achieve this, whilst keeping the area well insulated, the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System was specified. 40 mm Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System was installed on the terrace below Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM. Kingspan OPTIM-R panels were also installed on the balconies, with matching thicknesses of flex infill strips laid around the edges. A further layer of Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM was installed above this, providing a fall to the gutter.

Improved Sound Absorption and Insulation

Lignacite Ltd

Lignacite have established a reputation for their extensive range of high quality commodity and architectural facing masonry blocks capable of improving acoustic, sound absorption and sound insulation values. Sound absorption is an extremely effective method of lessening the echo and noise within a space, room or building. Products designed to absorb sound are normally made from soft materials which act to soak up noise as it hits the surface. However certain blocks manufactured by Lignacite perform considerably better than would be expected for a denser material.

Underfloor Insulation by Q-Bot

ECON Polyurethanes, a BASF distributor

As part of a drive to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty, Camden Council specified Q-Bot Underfloor Insulation which uses a robotic system to spray foam onto the underside of the floor. The 48 properties included various housing types, differing in age and size. The energy savings achieved by the upgrades were modelled in SAP using elemental U-values for the individual floors and the airtightness test results of each property. This enabled the energy improvements to be calculated against a range of scenarios with alternative retrofit measures.

Benefits of retrofitting external wall insulation

SAS Europe Ltd

If a building is poorly insulated, costs too much to heat or suffers from damp, then retrofitting external insulation can solve the problem. ProRend EIFS (External Insulation Finishing System) is a complete solution for renovating properties, both residential and community buildings. ProRend EIFS adds a new, breathable outer envelope to the building, comprising of modern external insulation under a durable and decorative render finish. EIFS can be applied retrospectively with homeowners in place; does not reduce the floor area of the property; reduces heating bills and internal condensation; gives a new finish to outer walls; and does not spread fire.

Insulated Roller Shutter for Production of Rapeseed Oil

SWS UK

With a growing production of Rapeseed Oil, Norfolk Steel Building's customer required an insulated facility for the process. To help with the insulation they opted for the SeceuroGlide roller garage door with insulating properties. To match the doors with the style of the building they chose the Anthracite finish. The doors are electrically operated with 2 channel transmitters

Birmingham Control Tower

Knauf Insulation Ltd

Towering 105ft above the terminal, the new air traffic control building at Birmingham Airport is an iconic addition to the city’s skyline. Built to replace the 79ft control tower that had been in use since the original terminal opened in 1939, the new £10m building has been designed to meet high standards of sustainability. Knauf Insulations Earthwool RainScreen Slab was used to provide thermal and acoustic insulation in this iconic project.

Kingspan TEK travels through time at Seaton Jurassic

Kingspan Insulation

The Kingspan TEK Building System and Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel have been installed as part of the new Seaton Jurassic visitor centre in Devonshire, forming the gateway to the region’s historic Jurassic Coast. BREEAM ‘Very Good’ was a central requirement on the project, and the Kingspan TEK products delivered the excellent thermal and airtightness performance that was needed in a single operation. As a result, costs were reduced and speed of construction was significantly increased when compared with a traditional stud wall approach.

London Square Orpington

Kingspan Insulation

To ensure these new homes both are energy efficient and warm, the project team sought to surpass the Building Regulations. This led to the specification of Kingspan Kooltherm K106 Cavity Board, which boasts a thermal conductivity of just 0.18 W/m.K across all available board thicknesses. In addition to its outstanding thermal performance, Kingspan Kooltherm K106 Cavity Board also features a water–tight, vapour–open polypropylene fleece outer facing which protects against moisture penetration. As a result, it can be installed with a void of just 10 mm, limiting the thickness of the external walls.

Birmingham City Airport, New Control Tower

Knauf Insulation Ltd

Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool RainScreen Slab was chosen as the insulation component within a rainscreen cladding system on the new control tower at Birmingham City Airport. Towering 105ft above the terminal, the new air traffic control building at Birmingham Airport is an iconic addition to the city’s skyline. Built to replace the 79ft control tower that had been in use since the original terminal opened in 1939, the new £10m building has been designed to meet high standards of sustainability.

Acoustic insulation in Seoul’s subway

BASF Plc Basotect® Acoustic Melamine Foam

BASF’s specialty foam Basotect® is used in the Metro Line 9 stations in Seoul, Korea, to provide a quieter and more comfortable experience for commuters. The sound-absorbing and flame-retardant Basotect® was installed behind perforated steel walls in 25 subway stations of line 9. The foam was also chosen by the operators for its ease of maintenance.

Essential Thermal Insulation Literature Now Available

Cellecta Ltd

The 2015 HEXATHERM Thermal Insulation Brochure is now available from Cellecta. HEXATHERM is a proven range of insulation boards engineered for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, featuring BM TRADA Q Mark certification. Benefits of the range include high compressive strength, low water absorption and excellent life-long thermal performance, making them ideal for floors, roofs, basements and swimming pools. Available in a multitude of thickness’s (20-160mm) and strength grades (250-700kPa), HEXATHERM boards can meet exact project requirements. Cellecta’s HEXATHERM has been installed on hundred of projects nationwide.

Acoustic insulation in Spanish design hotel

BASF Plc Basotect® Acoustic Melamine Foam

Very good sound absorption and freedom of design. The low weight of Basotect® meant that it was possible to fit cylindrical sound absorbers to the ceiling that look like free-floating elements and blend in aestheticallywith the design of the lobby. As the lobby also has a restaurant and a bar, the sound-absorbing qualities of BASF’s melamine resin foam were decisive when it came to choosing the sound insulation.Thanks to its open-cell, fine-foam structure, the flame-retardant material is noted for its very good acoustic absorption in the medium and high frequency ranges.

London hotel clad with external wall insulation system

SAS Europe Ltd

Close to Heathrow Airport, this prestigious 303-room hotel is clad with ProRend EIFS external wall insulation system. The complex benefits from the energy saving and heat retaining properties found with the ProRend EIFS system. Design assistance and multiple site visits from our technical team ensured the architect's vision for this high-profile hotel could be achieved. Platinum grade EPS was chosen as the insulation due to excellent thermal properties. Fire breaks were installed horizontally at every floor and vertically between every room using mineral wool lamella slabs. Finished using ProRend Colourtex Uniform, a flexible silicone thin coat render.

New Build House - Hemsec SIPs

Hemsec Insulated Panels

A new build house in Woolton, Liverpool, on a garden site. The house is comprised of a two storey, rendered bedroom block sat atop a solid, long-format brick living block. The ground floor steps down to provide increased-height primary living spaces, on a level with the south­ west facing rear garden.

College Facade Support - Hemsec Carrier

Hemsec Insulated Panels

A brand new state-of-the-art further education building within Blackburn College campus will offer over 65 specialised teaching spaces to accommodate I.T, creative arts, fashion and textiles, photography, childhood studies, health and social care and public services, as well as a library, multi faith prayer rooms and an exhibition space. Constructed over 16 months at a cost of £18.3million, the 8600m2 building is finished in a striking blue stainless steel.

CCS Building Refurbishment - Hemsec External

Hemsec Insulated Panels

Steel firm Capital Coated Steel invested £3.5m to acquire and refurbish their new headquarters and production base in Newport. The 130,000 sq ft former steel works will consolidate three existing businesses under one roof and significantly increase capacity. With a tight project deadline, Capital approached Hemsec to supply them with our External panels, recognising their excellent thermal performance values and superior smooth surface finish.

Floating Residential Development - Hemsec SIPs

Hemsec Insulated Panels

A new waterside 'floating home' residential development project in Grafhorst, Netherlands, with attached jetty. The houses have three storeys separated by concrete floor decks, which are supported by structural timbers within the SIP panel joints. The project is finished in Timber cladding.

Queens University : Belfast, UK

Kingspan Insulated Panels

The deep copper-brown tones of the façade work well with the brick palette of the original building, while the sharp, angular lines of the new structure contrast against the symmetrical regularity of the rest of the building. Architect : Burwell Deakins, London

Henry Moore Archive Foundation : Hertfordshire, UK

Kingspan Insulated Panels

The archive’s single-storey extension was clad in Corten steel Hook-on cassettes on both the walls and the mono-pitch roof. These weathered steel panels naturally oxidise to form a patina veneer, giving the façade a distinctive “rusted” look that shifts from a vibrant orange before settling to a dark red after several years of exposure to the elements. Architect: Hugh Broughton Architects

Dalmunach Distillery : Carron, UK

Kingspan Insulated Panels

The new distillery sits along the bank of the River Spey and is capable of producing up to 10 million litres of spirit annually. Formed in the shape of a leaf of barley, this project was inspired by the core ingredients used to make traditional scotch whiskey. The unique shape of the building adds character and is a reflection of the locally sourced ingredients used to make traditional scotch whiskey. Architect: NORR

Marks & Spencer, Cheshire Oaks

Knauf Insulation Ltd

Located near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, this store is one of Marks & Spencer’s most sustainable stores. It was opened in Summer 2012 with over 148,000 square feet of selling space across two floors, parking for 950 cars, spaces for 100 bicycles and electric car charging points. The store was designed to be the most carbon efficient premier store with a holistic approach taken towards key sustainability factors such as water, carbon, biodiversity, the community, materials and waste to landfill.

FOAMGLAS® T4+ tapered insulation for National Maritime Museum roof

FOAMGLAS®

The National Maritime Museum’s new £35m gallery has jewels which belonged to Sir Francis Drake, journals written by Captain Cook and items from the Titanic. A new rooftop restaurant looking out over Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory has paved areas and landscaping, its limestone terrace having to withstand vehicles placing dynamic loads on the insulation without compression. With no space to lay a concrete screed to falls, architects Purcell Miller Tritton specified FOAMGLAS T4+slab insulation. The factory-machined, tapered material will not move or deflect under load and retains its thermal performance for the building’s lifetime

SLIMVAC® offers smarter route to ultra-thin, lightweight thermal insulation

Promat UK

The SLIMVAC® range of ultra-thin vacuum insulated panels from Promat UK utilise next generation materials technology to deliver the highest levels of thermal insulation, without the bulkiness associated with traditional insulating products. With standard thicknesses of between just 20mm and 40mm, SLIMVAC® panels are ideal for applications where space constraints pose a challenge to delivering on thermal goals. It is an effective insulation for a wide range of applications including structures, flat roofs and facades with the benefit of being manufactured by Promat in ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001:2015 factories for consistent quality assurance and traceability.

The role of vacuum insulated panels (VIP) in FHS’s ‘world-leading energy efficiency’ goal

Promat UK

The implementation of the Future Homes Standard (FHS) policy to move away from fossil fuels to heat UK homes again highlights the need to rethink how well insulated properties could and should be. Most new build and refurbished homes could be insulated to a much greater standard than the current Building Regulations specify whilst providing more floor space, through more widespread use of advanced vacuum insulation panels (VIPs). This insulation technology, which was pioneered by Promat more than a decade ago, delivers superior thermal performance without the thickness usually associated with panels for cavities, flooring, roofing, balconies and terraces.

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