BENCHMARK Karrier System

Benchmark Karrier System


  1. Tongue and groove joint interfit achieves excellent airtightness performance 
  2. Steel Framing 
  3. A variety of internal liners are available 
  4. PIR insulation core 
  5. Flush fixing system
  6. Weathertight solution allows earlier internal fit-out while facade is installed
The Karrier System is a proven factory engineered building system which comprises individual high performance insulated panels designed to support the façades. Standard panels are available in a width of 1100mm, and can be cut making them ideal for projects with close window arrangements.

The lightweight panels can be manually lifted into position or can be installed with mechanical handling devices.This option is extremely flexible and can be considered at design and post design stages of a project.
The panels can be fixed to a lightweight steel framing system (SFS).

BENCHMARK Karrier Panel Datasheet

Technical Details

Product Dimensions
Product Weight & Thermal Performance
Fire Compliance & Environmental Ratings
Product Data Sheet
Standard lengths 2 to13.7 metres*.

* For orders supplied outside of Australia maximum lengths are 11.8m.
Maximum length for panels transported by rail is 12m. Exact lengths to be determined by the cladding contractor from the steelwork drawings.

All BENCHMARK Karrier panels have a predicted single figure weighted sound reduction Rw =24dB. Sound Reduction Index (SRI)

Frequency (Hz)
63 125 250 500 1k 2k 4k 8k
SRI (dB)
20 15 17 23 18 25 40 46

Dimensions & Weight 

Core Thickness (mm) 50 75 100 125 150 200
Weight kg/m2* 0.6/0.5 Steel 12.5 13.5 14.5 15.5 16.5 18.5
When tested to AS/NZS 1530.3, Karrier panels achieved the following fire hazard results;

Ignitability Index 0
Spread of Flame index (SFI) 0
Heat envolved index 0
Smoke development index 2
  • Karrier panel systems meet the requirements of BCA Specification C1. 10a as a Group 2 product, when tested to AS ISO 9705.
  • Karrier panel with aluminium Hook-on Cassette System has been tested to BS8414-2.
  • AS/NZS 4859.1:2018 compliant
For further details please contact Kingspan Technical Services

Fire Testing

150mm thick Karrier Panel and Aluminium Shingle Rainscreen Façade System has been tested to BS 8414-2 and passes all AS5113 criteria, excluding debris. ​

To find out more about Kingspan's BS8414 tested systems visit here 

BENCHMARK will provide up to a 25 year structural and thermal warranty on the product upon project completion. The panel must be installed as per BENCHMARK’s recommended construction details and the installers trained by our BENCHMARK field service manager. Project is to be inspected prior to warranty being issued.
  • External weather sheet: Substrate to be a nominal 0.6mm thick ribbed profile with Z275 Zincform G300S coated steel to AS1397, with painted steel coating.
  • Insulation core: To consist of 50-200mm, closed cell, zero ozone depleting potential (ODP), CFC & HCFC free, polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation. The auto adhesive properties of the core bond to the external and internal sheets and provide strength and rigidity to the panels.
  • Internal liner sheet: Substrate to be a minimum 0.5mm thick ribbed profile Z275 Zincform G300S coated steel to AS1397, with painted steel coating.
For sound transmission reduction, panels typically have a single figure weighted sound reduction index
(SRI) of Rw = 24dB. For specific acoustic solutions contact BENCHMARK Technical Services.
Fr 63 125 250 500 1K 2K 4K 8K
SRI 13 17 21 26 26 26 42 52

BENCHMARK Karrier Panel Datasheet

Declared Thermal Value

Karrier Panel (KS1100 KP)

Declared Thermal Conductivity (λ Value) 0.022 W/m.K @ 23°C
Panel Nominal Thickness (mm) Product R-Value (m²K/W) at 23°C Product U-Value (W/m²K) at 23°C Total R-Value (m²K/W)
Heat Flow Out (Winter) Heat Flow In
50 2.24 0.45 2.49  2.30
75 3.44 0.29 3.76 3.46
100 4.6 0.22 4.96 4.58
125 5.77 0.17 6.18 5.70
150 6.93 0.14 7.39 6.82
200 9.26 0.11 9.82 9.05
Total R-Values for the building element as required by the Energy Provisions of the National Construction Code, calculated in accordance with AS/ NZS 4859.2 2018. KS1100 KP is manufactured, tested and packaged in conformance with AS/NZS 4859.1 :2018
Declared Product R-Value is calculated in accordance with AS/NZS 4859.1:2018 as required for compliance to the National Construction Code 2019.


Sustainability Details

Planet Passionate Kingspan Insulated Panels
Through our new Planet Passionate 10-year groupwide sustainability programme, we aim to make significant advances in the sustainability of our business and of our products.

Safe and easy to install

BENCHMARK Karrier provides a weathertight building envelope in a fraction of the time of other systems it can be factory allowing the build team to remove the façade from the critical path of the build program.
Karrier panel comparison to built up system

BENCHMARK Karrier System can be used in conjunction with BENCHMARK’s metallic and non metallic Rainscreen Façades.

Where BENCHMARK by Kingspan does not offer a specific façade type to meet the client or Designer’s requirements we can work with your required façade supplier to provide structural calculations to ensure your façade is adequately fixed to our BENCHMARK Karrier panel.

Rainscreen Facade Options