Kingspan TEK® – SIPs (Structural Insulated Panel) Building System
The Kingspan TEK® Building System is based on structural insulated panels (SIPs), comprising a core of high performance rigid insulation sandwiched between two sheets of 15 mm Oriented Strand Board (OSB).
The Kingspan TEK® panels comprises 142mm or 172mm thick structural insulated panels and are joined together using a unique insulated jointing system that minimises air leakage and the system is not interrupted by repeating studwork, minimising heat loss through thermal bridging.
The panels consist of a high performance rigid urethane insulation core, sandwiched between two layers of 15mm oriented strand board (OSB).
The Kingspan TEK® Building System is recognised by the major building warranty providers such as NHBC, Building Life Plans and Premier Guarantee. The Kingspan TEK® Building System also holds BBA Certification.
Why opt for Kingspan TEK®
- Exceptional thermal performance with wall and roof U-Values of 0.21-0.10 W/m2K, with typical Y-Values ranging from 0.05-0.01
- Thinner panels means more floor space in your home
- Panels are PEFC and FSC® (C109304) Chain of Custody certified
- Fast, cost effective and predicatable
- Design flexibility and speed of build
- Accommodation of all types of external facades
- Minimal site wastage
Passivhaus Institute Certified
The Kingspan TEK® Building System is the perfect high performance building fabric solution for extremely low energy buildings which require little or no heating at all, such as those designed to Passivhaus standard. The Kingspan TEK® Building System has been used as an integral component of delivering many certified Passivhaus projects and has been used to construct our new Passivhaus show house.
The Kingspan TEK® building system complies fully with the requirements of the building regulations and has an independently tested fire resistance performance* of 30 minutes with only a single layer of 9.5mm plasterboard fixed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Should 60 minutes fire resistance be required, this can be achieved with a single layer of 12.5mm fire resistant board.
*Fire test undertaken by Exova UK Ltd in accordance with BS EN 1365-1: 1999.
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