Condensation can substantially reduce the performance of insulation and could affect a building’s integrity. In order to predict any potential condensation before installing insulation, a Condensation Risk Analysis can be performed. Determining the risk of ‘interstitial’ or ‘surface’ condensation in a building depends on the components of the assembly, the order in which they appear in the construction, the building’s use and its geographical location (the calculation is based on specific local Met Office Data).
Condensation Risk Analysis for individual elements, performed in accordance with BS 5250: 2006 and BS EN ISO 13788: 2002, are supplied free-of-charge alongside U-value calculations produced by Kingspan Insulation’s Technical Services Department.
There are two methods of requesting a U-value calculation: