Kingspan Insulation’s AIR-CELL and Kooltherm products provide the perfect insulation solution for fast build systems.

In meeting the National Construction Code 2019 requirements and achieving high building envelope thermal performance, Kingspan’s range of fast build insulation solutions offers significant advantages to designers and builders alike.

Over the years there has been a shift towards the use of fast build systems in particular when constructing social housing, schools and hospitals. This shift is a result of addressing the current challenges facing the construction industry; including availability of trades, construction landfill waste and the speed, safety and quality of builds.

Those adopting an offsite or fast build system need to select insulation to not only achieve the higher level of thermal performance required under NCC 2019 but also to do so with consideration as to how it will be adopted and integrated into a faster build program and system.

Considerations with respect to speed of installation, trade simplicity, product availability, weight and space all become focus points in the design and build brief. Furthermore, how the building will be used must also be considered with respect to climatic zone, air quality, light and temperature ensuring a healthy and comfortable building environment for its occupants.

Kingspan Insulation offers a selection of insulation products for various applications as fast built solutions. Kingspan AIR-CELL is a thermo-reflective insulation that provides the best thermal break solution for metal framed walls on the market. AIR-CELL helps to reduce thermal bridging, improve air tightness and decrease conductivity between building elements while being extremely fast, versatile and easy to use at the same time.

Kingspan’s Kooltherm range of products offers a high performing thermoset phenolic foam insulation that is almost twice as effective as glass wool, requiring almost half the thickness to achieve the same required thermal R value. This offers great advantages in wall thickness and can be integrated as a laminated plasterboard or ceiling board that is both fast and lower-footprint trade-friendly solution compared to conventional systems.

“Combining both Kingspan’s AIR-CELL and Kooltherm products provides the perfect insulation solution for fast built systems. Kingspan AIR-CELL products help deliver a thermal break solution required for NCC compliance, while Kingspan Kooltherm K12 and K17 offer a significant increase in thermal performance when compared to standard batt insulation between a frame,” Kingspan Insulation’s technical services manager, Killian Smith said.