During research carried out by independent consultants, Rider Levett Bucknall, respondents consistently commented on the space saving properties of ductwork fabricated from The Kingspan KoolDuct System e.g. the ability to install ductwork in-situ between members of steel roof trusses.
As a pre-insulated material, with the capability of being constructed with flush joints between sections, it was possible to install ductwork flat against structural elements, thus maximizing the space available for other service installations and in some instances, reducing the space required for service zones. This was particularly advantageous for main riser ductwork and could, with early design consideration, lead to marginal increases in useable floor space. With service co-ordination often an area of risk for construction programs, any risk-mitigating properties are a useful attribute.