What is the
Kingspan TEK® Building System?
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.
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.
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
a roofing system in conjunction with masonry or timber frame
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.
the Kingspan TEK® Building System
no worse than 0.20 W/ m2.K and lower U-values are
- 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
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
impact on the environment.
with zero Ozone Depletion Potential.
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
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.
easier to predict project completion times as the System
is relatively simple to erect and requires no wet trades or brick
are kept to a minimum as only registered Kingspan
TEK® Building System contractors can erect the System.
are vastly reduced due to the factory controlled
manufacture of the System and precise engineering and design.
controllable indoor environment than traditional
construction methods such as timber frame or masonry due to the
superior air tightness of the System.
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.
structural insulated panels building system in the UK and
Ireland to receive BBA and IAB certification.
Innovation Award winner 2002.
Homes Innovation Awards - Runner-up 2001
- Plan Expo
Best Innovation Category - Winner 2001
- Plan Expo
Best Sustainable Product Category - Highly Commended
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