Kooltherm K10 PLUS soffit boards from Kingspan Insulation were specified by Brookfield Multiplex for the carpark at the Crown Towers Perth, Australia’s newest 6-star luxury hotel and casino.

Designed by YWS Design & Architecture as a world-class entertainment complex, Crown Towers Perth features 500 guest rooms along with multiple restaurants and bars, a high-end retail, business and convention centre as well as gaming and entertainment zones. Bates Smart was commissioned to design the grand and welcoming interior and public spaces.

Brookfield Multiplex, which built the complex, was particular about specifying only quality products throughout the project. Selecting Kooltherm K10 PLUS soffit boards for the hotel’s carpark exemplified this dedication to quality. Installed by CeilCon throughout the Crown Towers Perth carpark, Kooltherm K10 PLUS soffit board was chosen for its superior thermal properties, durability, quality of finish, and Group 1 NCC fire classification for NCC compliance.

Green credentials and product compliance were vital considerations when selecting materials for the project. According to Wayne Gray, Director of CeilCon, Kingspan insulation products are regularly specified for their superior thermal properties while ensuring the project is compliant, meets NCC requirements and achieves a Green Star rating.

He explains that Kooltherm K10 PLUS is manufactured without the use of CFCs/HCFCs, and has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP) – all important considerations that further strengthen the project’s green credentials.

Kingspan Kooltherm K10 PLUS soffit board is constructed from a fibre-free rigid thermoset, closed cell phenolic insulation core, sandwiched between a front-facing 6mm fibre cement sheet and a reverse tissue-based facing, both autohesively bonded to the insulation core during manufacture. These properties give Kooltherm K10 PLUS a significant advantage over regular soffit boards, both in terms of superior performance and durability.

Wayne said Kooltherm K10 PLUS was a natural choice for them when working on Crown Towers Perth; among its many advantages are the superb acoustic dampening qualities of the fibre-cement facing. Kooltherm K10 PLUS was specified because their client wanted a soffit with the board pre-adhered, so they could easily paint over and wash the surface.

Secure adhesion is assured when installing K10 as each board is supplied pre-bonded from the manufacturer, and is affixed with 11 pins. Unlike conventional soffit board products that are more difficult to work with, Kooltherm K10 PLUS can be simply installed.

Kooltherm K10 PLUS soffit boards were used in large quantities in the Crown Towers Perth carpark. The installer ended up using 2,800 square metres of the insulation material for the project.

Wayne found the experience of working with Kingspan very positive throughout the project, appreciating the prompt supply of the insulation product as well as their responsive customer service.

Image: Kooltherm K10 PLUS soffit boards were used in large quantities in the Crown Towers Perth carpark