Advantages of the Kingspan TEK® Building System

Sustainable

  • Highly energy efficient.
  • U-value range between 0.10 W/m2.K and 0.23 W/m2.K.
  • Air-tight construction – as low as 0.08 air changes per hour at normal air pressures or 0.91 air changes per hour at 50 Pa (approximately 1 m3/hour/m2 at 50 Pa).
  • Low site wastage as schemes are designed, cut and palletised in the factory meaning no excess building materials are delivered to site.
  • All the components for a typical Kingspan TEK® Building System scheme e.g. panels and ancillaries, come from one source, therefore there are fewer deliveries compared to more traditional construction methods where components can often be sourced from and delivered by a number of different distributors or manufacturers. The overall result is less transport, which reduces the project’s impact on the environment.
  • CFC/HCFC-free with zero Ozone Depletion Potential.
  • Low GWP (Global Warming Potential).
  • Egan Compliant
  • Panelised system enables a fast track building process, which helps to reduce construction time considerably.
  • Follow on trades can start work sooner as the Kingspan TEK® Building System, when wrapped with a non-tenting breather membrane (e.g Kingspan nilvent®) offers a weather-tight shell helping the contractor complete the project faster.
  • For the contractor and developer, faster completion of projects can result in earlier cash recovery, improved cashflow and can increase capacity through the ability to achieve more project completions in a year.
  • Much easier to predict project completion times as the System is relatively simple to erect and requires no wet trades or brick layers.
  • As a result of reduced time on-site, and as only trained and approved contractors will erect the Kingspan TEK® Building System, the likelihood of accidents on-site are reduced.
  • Defects are vastly reduced due to the factory controlled manufacture, precise engineering and design of the system.
 

Innovative

  • More controllable indoor environment than traditional construction methods such as masonry due to the superior air-tightness of the System.
  • Incorporates a room in roof, so it is an excellent solution to Planning Policy Statement Note 3 (PPS3) in England and Section 5 in the Planning and Development Act in the Republic of Ireland.
  • First SIPs building system in the UK and Ireland to receive BBA and IAB certification.
  • Building Homes Innovation Awards – Runner-up 2001.
  • Plan Expo Best Innovation Category – Winner 2001.
  • Plan Expo Best Sustainable Product Category – Highly Commended 2001.
  • BBA Innovation Award winner 2002.
  • Design for Manufacturer (60K Competition) – Winner 2006.
  • Used on the UK’s first house to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes – Level 6 (BRE Innovation Centre 2007).