A unique collaboration between industry leaders Kingspan Insulation and
Dulux AcraTex has resulted in a new lightweight cladding system with
exceptional performance characteristics.
The Exsulite-Kooltherm thermal facade system is a fully integrated,
lightweight External Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS), which has only
recently entered the Australian market.
The National Construction Code (NCC) requires these types of walling systems to
comply with appropriate design and installation controls. Exsulite-Kooltherm thermal
facade system is CodeMark certified as a total integrated system. Considered
the building industry’s highest level of certification, the CodeMark
certification means Exsulite-Kooltherm is compliant with NCC requirements.
The cavity element
The cavity element in the Exsulite-Kooltherm thermal facade system is
created by installing a vertical spacer or batten to each wall stud. Designed
as a self-draining ventilation system, the cavity enables deflection, drainage
and drying - the cavity prevents potential water ingress from passing through
to the frame, ensures any moisture or water ingress is drained down the back of
the Kingspan Kooltherm insulation board and out through the bottom of the
wall through weep holes, and dries out any remaining moisture through
ventilation provided along the bottom of the cavity and the Exsulite
vapour-permeable wall wrap.
Exceptional thermal performance
The Exsulite-Kooltherm thermal facade system offers excellent
thermal performance, thanks to the Kingspan Kooltherm K5 external wall
board, a rigid, thermoset insulation board and lightweight exterior walling
system, which delivers both weatherproofing and insulation of the building
envelope, helping to eliminate thermal bridging that may occur through the wall
Supplied as a fully integrated EIFS system, the Exsulite-Kooltherm thermal
facade system allows uncomplicated construction with all system components from
one single supplier, Dulux AcraTex, and installation performed by a Dulux
AcraTex Exsulite trained and registered installer. Since Exsulite-Kooltherm is
supplied as a complete, integrated system from a single supplier and installed
by a registered installer to specifications, there is no scope for mistakes in
assembly, risk of product substitution or incorrect specification.
The builder or client also gets the assurance of a job well done with
complete quality control documentation for the job and finish provided by the
installer in the Exsulite-Kooltherm System Certificate of Installation.