Anyone considering building a new home quickly realises three things:
When you choose your build system for your home, thickness is often disregarded and performance is used as the main criteria for selection. This isn’t necessarily wrong as we all want lower energy bills but when you consider that the size of your home is limited by your planning permission this effectively means the thicker the wall the less floor area you will have to enjoy and the lower its value!
Insulation can add width to external walls, which takes up internal floor space – the poorer the performance the thicker the insulation to achieve the same energy reduction. Poor insulation and thick building systems therefore take up space that could be used to add value or make rooms more generous.
Imagine if you could reduce the width of the walls of your building, without compromising the overall thermal performance or the designed footprint, to release space and unlock your homes full value.
Kingspan Insulation investigated the financial benefits from using Kingspan Kooltherm wall insulation solutions versus comparative insulation solutions. The results are well worth looking into.
*Assuming a Build cost of £1400 per square meter
** Assuming a house value per m2 of £3000 per square metre.
The Kingspan Kooltherm® is an extensive range of Premium Performance rigid thermoset phenolic insulation for roofs, walls and floors.
Kingspan Kooltherm has a super high thermal performance with a thermal conductivity of 0.018-0.023W/m.K these are the most thermally efficient insulation products commonly used.
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