Kingspan TEK Building System

Kingspan TEK Building System specified for Passivhaus home

  • 24 Aug 2016

The Kingspan TEK Building System has been used in the construction of a Passivhaus home in South Manchester.

PHI Architects was contracted to design a Passivhaus dream home for Steve and Mel Howarth.

In their original brief, the couple demonstrated an eagerness to utilise off-site fabrication by specifying a structural insulated panel construction. The Kingspan TEK Building System was selected to form the walls and roof of the development in response to this.

Kingspan TEK Building System

Working in conjunction with Point1 Building Systems, PHI Architects fitted the system to achieve the building design. The first floor rooms benefit from open ‘vaulted’ ceilings, which create the illusion of space.

Featuring an OSB/3 either side of an insulated core, the Kingspan TEK Building System panels are able to deliver U-values of at least 0.20 W/m2.K. Panels of a 172mm thickness, which are also available from the Kingspan TEK range, are able to achieve lower U-values of 0.16 W/m2.K.

Kingspan TEK Building System

With assistance from Point1 Building Systems, Kingspan Insulation developed a special specification for the development, to practically eliminate thermal bridging.

Additional membranes and tapes were installed with the system to minimise air leakage throughout the property. The system was able to achieve an airtightness test result of 0.45 air change per hour @ 50 pa: a good result, such as this, can reduce energy consumption by 1 kwh/m2/a.

The build was able to meet Passivhaus requirements.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Abloy
Keylite

What's new in Keylite?

Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite), has launched a quarterly newsletter for industry professionals involved in the specification, distribution and installation of roof windows.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Publications, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Windows

Gilberts

Gilberts demonstrates the role of good ventilation in mental health

Balancing the creation of a positive environment for health and wellbeing, with the needs of a medium secure mental health unit, has been achieved simply, safely and effectively by Gilberts.

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation

VORTICE