Designwall 500

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BENCHMARK Designwall 500 Architectural Wall Panels

Designwall 500 architectural wall panels can provide a fresh look to old, worn down buildings. This economical, structurally bonded panel is the perfect fit for retrofit projects. While similar to Designwall 1000 in specification, Designwall 500 features a reinforced plastic backer in place of an interior metal skin. 

  • Light weight allows for easy handling on site
  • Expanded polystyrene core provides an R-value of 3 (sidelap inclusive)
  • Standard non-directional embossed or optional smooth finish
  • Offered in a standard 24" width with custom widths as small as 8" available
  • Exterior skin available in standard 22 or optional 20 gauge 
Note:  Use of Designwall 500 panels in multistory applications may require additional building code approval. Please contact Kingspan technical services at or your local Kingspan sales representative for details.

Product Information

Technical Information
Performance Testing & Approvals
Exterior profile Flat with stucco embossing (optional non-embossed or shadowline)
Interior profile Plastic backer
Exterior gauge 22 ga
Interior gauge N/A
Widths 8” - 24”
Lengths 1’ - 18’
Thicknesses 1 ⅛”
Reveal options 1/16” to ½”
Post Fabrication Longitudinal bend, transverse bend, trimless ends, beveled edge, tapered edge, modified edge, curves along width (in field only), curves along length (in field only)
R-value ≈ 2.8 per thermal modeling
Orientation Vertical

Test Procedure Results
Flammability ASTM E84 Flame spread <20, smoke developed <300
NFPA 259 Tested for potential heat of building materials 17,293 BTU/lb
ASTM D1929 Self-Ignition: 752°F, minimum
Flash Ignition: 698°F, minimum
Foam specification ASTM C578 Type I, CFC and HCFC free
Structural ASTM E72 Vacuum chamber tested. Panel load / span and deflection tables are available
Thermal Thermal Modeling Therm 5.2 24” module with standard EPS Core: R-2.8
Air Infiltration ASTM E283 0.21 CFM/ft2 of panel area at 6.24 psf
Water Penetration ASTM E331 No uncontrolled water penetration at 6.24 psf. differential pressure. No water penetration at 6.24 psf pressure differential for a two (2) hour duration

In today’s challenging construction market, realizing the customer’s requirements often involve leaving the past behind and stretching the boundaries forward. Kingspan products and services are engineered to provide the confidence necessary to meet these challenges.  
BENCHMARK By Kingspan insulated metal wall panels have been used on every continent in the world under extreme climatic conditions and are manufactured from the highest quality materials, using state of the art production equipment to rigorous quality control standards, ensuring long-term reliability and service life.

  • 2 year standard material workmanship warranty
  • Up to 20 years standard finish warranty
Contact our sales or customer service departments for information regarding our optional warranty programs.




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Designwall 500 Vertical CAD Details (DWG)

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