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What is the Kingspan TEK® Building System?

The Kingspan TEK® Building System is a simple but revolutionary way of building homes quickly and with outstanding thermal efficiency using Structural Insulated Panels [SIPs].

SIPs are made from two sheets of oriented strand board [OSB], bonded during manufacture to a CFC/HCFC-free, zero Ozone Depletion Potential [ODP], rigid urethane insulation core.

The overall result is a home that is very energy efficient, making it very cheap to run, often requiring only a bare minimum outlay for fuel bills.

The system is highly versatile being able to construct a range of buildings from new homes right through to commercial properties. The Kingspan TEK® Building System is recognised by the major building warranty providers such as HAPM, NHBC and Zurich Municipal. It also holds BBA, IAB and Zulassung Certification.

Design Flexibility

The Kingspan TEK® Building System can be used to create the walls (loadbearing and non-loadbearing), roofs and floors of a complete building. The Kingspan TEK® Building System can be used as a roofing system in conjunction with masonry or timber frame walls.


The Kingspan TEK® Building System can be used to create buildings up to 3 storeys. Because the panels are light weight compared to brick and block, at 25 kg/m2, they are ideal for use, where heavy constructions are not possible.

Benefits of the Kingspan TEK® Building System


  • Highly energy efficient.
  • U-values no worse than 0.20 W/ m2.K and lower U-values are easily achievable.
  • 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.
  • Because all the components for a typical Kingspan TEK® Building System scheme e.g. panels and ancillaries, come from one source, 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.

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® or equivalent) 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.
  • Accidents are kept to a minimum as only registered Kingspan TEK® Building System contractors can erect the System.
  • Defects are vastly reduced due to the factory controlled manufacture of the System and precise engineering and design.


  • More controllable indoor environment than traditional construction methods such as timber frame or masonry due to the superior air tightness of the System.
  • Incorporates a room in roof, so it is an excellent solution to Planning Policy Guidance Note 3 (PPG3) in England and Section 5 in the Planning and Development Act in the Republic of Ireland.
  • First structural insulated panels building system in the UK and Ireland to receive BBA and IAB certification.
  • BBA Innovation Award winner 2002.
  • Building Homes Innovation Awards - Runner-up 2001
  • Plan Expo Best Innovation Category - Winner 2001
  • Plan Expo Best Sustainable Product Category - Highly Commended 2001

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