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Kingswood Academy

A wide range of Kingspan Insulation products were installed on Hull's RIBA award winning Kingswood Academy.

The Project

Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and built as part of Hull City Council’s ‘Building Schools for the Future’ initiative, Kingswood Academy's powerful form is accentuated by the striking saw toothed roof with seven pitches.

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

Location:
Hull, UK
Products:
Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board, Kingspan Kooltherm Cavity Closer and Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM
Architect:
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Developer:
Hull City Council
Contractor:
Roofdec Ltd
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Insulating the rainscreen façade

To insulate the building’s metal rainscreen façade, Roofdec Ltd installed over 900 m2 of 100 mm Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board. The premium performance product, with thermal conductivities as low as 0.020 W/m.K, is LABC System Approved which helped to speed up the Building Control checking and approval process.

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 Ltd

Making full use of natural light

The brick facia to the main entrance features multi-storey glazed sections to make full use of natural light. In order to minimise the heat loss from around these windows, 75 mm Kingspan Kooltherm Cavity Closer was installed.

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Completing the envelope

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

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