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Kingswood Academy

A wide range of products from our Kooltherm and Therma ranges were installed on the RIBA award winning Kingswood Academy in Hull.

The Project

The school, which was built as part of Hull City Council’s ‘Building Schools for the Future’ initiative, gained Academy status in June 2013. Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, its powerful form is accentuated by the striking saw toothed roof with seven pitches. 

To insulate the building’s metal rainscreen façade, Roofdec Ltd installed over 900 m² of 100 mm thick Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board.

To make full use of natural light, the brick facia to the main entrance features multi-storey glazed sections and to minimise the heatloss from around these windows, 75 mm Kingspan Kooltherm Cavity Closer was installed. The product ensures a continuous insulated cavity around the windows without the need for cut blocks or special reveals.

Location:
Hull
Products:
Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board, Kooltherm Cavity Closer, Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM
Architect:
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Contractor:
Roofdec
Additional information:
RIBA Award, RIBA Regional Award, BREEAM 'Very Good'
As with all installations on education facilities, this project combined high thermal and fire performance requirements with a relatively tight completion deadline. The Kingspan products are easy to handle and allowed us to meet all of the project’s targets with ease, including the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.

John Barnes - Roofdec
To complete the building envelope Roofdec also installed Kingspan's high performance Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM on flat areas of the building's iconic roof. 

The building received a ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ certificate as part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and has also been awarded a 2013 RIBA Award and a 2013 RIBA Yorkshire Award.
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