Over the years there has been a shift towards the use of fast built systems in particular when constructing social housing, schools and hospitals. This shift is a result of addressing the current challenges facing the construction industry; including, the availability of trades, construction landfill waste and the speed, safety and quality of builds.
Those adopting an offsite or fast build system need to select an insulation to not only achieve the higher level of thermal performance required under NCC 2019, code to do so with consideration as to how it will be adopted and integrated into a faster build program and system.
Considerations with respect to speed of installation, trade simplicity, product availability, weight and space all become focus points in the design and build brief. Furthermore, how the building will be used must also be considered, in respect to climatic zone, air quality, light and temperature ensuring a healthy and comfortable building environment for its occupants.
Kingspan Insulation offers a selection of insulation products for various applications as fast built solutions. Kingspan AIR-CELL is a thermo-reflective insulation that provides the best thermal break solution for metal framed walls on the market as a there in one solution. AIR-CELL helps to reduce thermal bridging, improve air tightness and decrease conductivity between building elements while at the same time being extremely fast, versatile and easy to use.
Kingspan’s Kooltherm range of products offer a high performing thermoset phenolic foam insulation that is almost twice as effective as glass wool, requiring almost half the thickness to achieve the same required thermal R value. This offers great advantages in wall thickness and can be integrated as a laminated plasterboard or ceiling board as both fast and lower footprinted trade friendly solutions to conventional systems.