Kingspan Kooltherm K110 PLUS Soffit Board and Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard have been installed as part of the conversion and expansion of a former office building in Birmingham.
Beaufort House offers 88 one and two bedroomed apartments in the heart of the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter.
Benchmark Architects have drawn on Urban Luxe and Art Deco influences for their revisions to the Beaufort Housing Development Project.
This styling is continued within all of the apartment rooms, which also feature generous open-plan living areas and a range of modern facilities.
The construction work, overseen by Shaylor Group Ltd, included the erection of a recessed, two-storey roof extension.
To ensure the new apartments provided a comfortable environment for occupants, the design team looked to address the performance of areas of the existing building fabric – bringing them up to the standard of current Building Regulations.
To insulate the ceiling of the basement (containing a residents’ bike store) and an undercroft below the ground floor they specified more than 650 square metres of Kingspan Kooltherm K110 PLUS Soffit Board.
The soffit board has a thermal conductivity of just 0.018 W/m·K across all thicknesses, the lowest of any commonly used insulation material.
This allowed heat loss through the ground floor of the building to be minimised, without significantly reducing headroom within the basement area.
Installers mechanically fixed the boards to the basement ceiling and concrete undercroft soffit.
The building’s stylish, glazed roof extension has been designed to provide contrast with the brick façade of the main building.
To insulate its external walls, 57.5 mm Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard was installed. The product combines vapour control, 12.5 mm plasterboard and a premium performance insulation core in a single product, which allowed installers to rapidly fit the insulation and begin decorating the apartments.
The internal layer of insulation also mean that flats respond more quickly to heating – keeping them comfortable throughout the cooler months.
Kingspan Kooltherm K110 PLUS Soffit Board and Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard produced at Kingspan Insulation’s Pembridge manufacturing facility are certified ‘Excellent’ to the demanding BES 6001 (Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products) responsible sourcing standard.
Noise intrusion from the flightpath into London’s Heathrow Airport has been dramatically cut at Meadowbank Adult Education Centre in Cranford, thanks to Granada secondary glazing.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Case Studies, Glass, Glazing, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows
Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite), part of The Keystone Group, has been identified as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020 by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Roofs, Windows
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed Simon Forrester as its new Chief Executive.Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Recruitment
Senior Architectural Systems is inviting specifiers to get in touch to discuss how aluminium window systems can help create healthier interiors that can limit the spread of coronavirus.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Health & Safety, news, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows