About the Kingspan TEK™ Building System
The Kingspan TEK™ Building System is a simple, but revolutionary, way of building your dream home quickly and with outstanding energy efficiency.
Kingspan TEK™ Building System walls and roofs are constructed using structural insulated panels (SIPs) connected with a unique jointing system that minimises the amount of air that can pass through the joints.
The SIPs that lie at the heart of the System comprise two 15 mm OSB/3 (Oriented Strand Board type 3) facings with a 112 mm or 142 mm fibre–free insulation core manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).
The Kingspan TEK™ Building System comprising 142 mm thick panels yields worst case whole wall and roof U–values of 0.20 W/m2.K with no additional insulation.
The Kingspan TEK™ Building System comprising 172 mm thick panels yields worst case whole wall and roof U–values of 0.17 W/m2.K with no additional insulation.
Extremely low U–values, e.g. 0.10 W/m2.K, can easily be achieved with the addition of an insulated lining on the inside of the Kingspan TEK™ Building System panels.
In addition to this, the proprietary jointing techniques used in the Kingspan TEK™ Building System can yield air leakage levels as good as 1 m3/hour/m2 at 50 Pa.
The energy efficiency of a home built with the Kingspan TEK™ Building System could result in your home being so energy efficient that you may have the potential to avoid installing a conventional heating system, e.g. radiators, altogether. This could result in dramatic energy cost savings over the lifetime of the building.
The System also delivers space. A Kingspan TEK™ Building System wall, designed to achieve a U–value of 0.17 W/m2.K, can be as little as 275.5 mm deep. To achieve the same U–value a timber frame wall may have to be 450.3 mm deep and a masonry full fill cavity wall may have to be 433.0 mm deep.
Kingspan TEK™ Building System panels are completely pre–insulated and when used on a roof it can give you a room–in–the–roof as standard.
Kingspan TEK™ Building System technology can greatly speed up construction time. A two–storey Kingspan TEK™ Building System kit can be erected in a matter of days and once the kit is erected and the doors and windows installed, an airtight, waterproof environment is created. Cladding, roofing and first fix can then proceed at the same time. There is no waiting around for rafters to be installed and the roof covering to go on.
With such a short build time there is little scope for delay and, since the factory manufactured panels arrive on site precisely engineered to the required specification, the margin for on–site error can be all but eliminated. Everything required to erect a kit can come from one source, reducing its environmental impact and the cost of multiple shipments and, since only what is required to erect the kit is delivered, site waste associated with the erection of the kit can be all but eliminated.
The Kingspan TEK™ Building System is BBA (for 142 mm and 172 mm panels) / NSAI (for 142 mm panels) Agrément (delete as appropriate) certified and has an expected life span of at least 60 years. Kingspan Insulation Limited provides a 20 year defect warranty for Kingspan TEK™ Building System panels. The System is recognised by building warranty providers such as NHBC, Building Life Plans, and Build Zone, and is also covered by LABC Registered Details Certificate No. EWWS546, which means that it is pre–verified by the local authority building control network. Consequently, many queries that local building control may have, when confronted with a modern method of construction, are dealt with before they can be raised.
For more information on the Kingspan TEK™ Building System please call us or visit www.kingspantek.co.uk
Kingspan Group has over 40 years of experience and is a global provider of high performance, sustainable building products and solutions for the international property and construction market.
Kingspan is committed to producing high efficiency, low cost and low carbon building solutions across a broad range of market sectors.
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