Kingspan TEK

Kingspan TEK adds excitement to school dinners

  • 25 Jan 2019

Pupils at Filton Avenue Primary School are enjoying the benefits of offsite construction in their warm, vibrant new dining hall, erected in a matter of weeks using the Kingspan TEK Building System.

Recent increases in the school’s intake meant that the existing lunch facilities, located away from the main buildings, needed to be upgraded.

Studio LIME proposed a simple pitched roof design, using brightly coloured cladding to encourage students to enjoy healthy school meals inside.

Kingspan TEK

The construction work was completed by Jones Building Group during term time. This was one of the reasons the Kingspan TEK Building System was specified.

Alex Robertson, architect, explained: “The Kingspan TEK Building System was chosen to reduce the on-site duration of the project and the noise and disruption that goes with it.

“A number of classrooms are located nearby and operated effectively for the duration of the project. We were also keen to use the system as it allowed us to get a weather proof envelope as quickly as possible, reducing the scope for delays.”

Kingspan TEK panels comprise a high-performance insulation core sandwiched between two layers of OSB/3.

They were designed and factory cut to the project’s unique specifications by Kingspan TEK Delivery Partners, SIP Build UK.

This offsite production process minimised site waste and allowed the panels to be quickly erected. Once a breather membrane was applied to the outer face of the panels, the structure was watertight allowing internal trades to begin work.

The bespoke production process gave Studio LIME considerable design control, as Alex continued.

“By using the Kingspan TEK panels on the roof and walls, we were able to have consistent detailing across the whole of the building envelope,” he said.

“This significantly reduced the number and complexity of different interfaces, minimising the potential for future maintenance issues.”

Under the Bristol Core Strategy, it was also essential that the building achieved a high level of energy efficiency.

The Kingspan TEK Building System supported a fabric first construction approach, limiting the heating demand of the building.

The insulated core of the structural insulated panel, allowed U-values of 0.17 W/m2.K to be reached on the wall and roof whilst its OSB/3 facing and unique jointing system minimised air-leakage through the building envelope.

The lightweight design and excellent spanning capability of the panels also allowed the size and weight of the roof supports to be significantly reduced compared with alternative fabric options.

This made the building more cost effective to construct and allowed acoustic plenums to be formed over the dining hall to minimise noise.

Leave a Reply

More articles

GEZE

A new link to fire safety with GEZE

GEZE UK is launching a new product which links control units for smoke and heat extraction, providing a cost-effective and easy-to-install solution that boosts fire safety.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Security and Fire Protection

Prater

Prater wins largest aviation project to date at London City

Leading building envelope specialist, Prater, has been appointed to deliver the full envelope package at London City Airport.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Cladding, Curtain Walling, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Facades, Health & Safety, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Walls

Hush Acoustics

How to reduce creaking floors with Hush Acoustics

This article from Hush Acoustics outlines the causes of the annoyance that is creaking floors, as well as solutions to help deal with the issue.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Floors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing

Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries lays landmark millionth tonne on A14 project

Aggregate Industries, working with the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, has laid its millionth tonne of material on Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Civil Engineering, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment