Hawkins\Brown has specified a range of Kingspan Insulation products for one of London’s largest and most ambitious regeneration programmes.
The development is subject to an eight phase restoration programme which will see its high and low rise concrete tower blocks replaced with more than 5,500 new homes over the next two decades.
Once heralded as the ‘estate of the future’, Woodberry Down has suffered from a number of issues in recent years including subsidence, asbestos, damp and poor insulation.
As part of the restoration, Hawkins\Brown has selected Kingspan Kooltherm K12 Framing Board and K15 Rainscreen Board for Kick Start Sites 2 and 5, consisting of 710 residential units and over 1,500m2 of commercial space.
Kingspan Koolterm K15 Rainscreen Board has been utilised as part of the anodised rain screen cladding, used on the top storeys of many of the blocks.
The board has been successfully tested in accordance with the criteria set out in BR 135 regarding fire performance of external thermal insulation for walls of multi-storey buildings. As many of the buildings extend beyond 18 metres, it was essential that the insulation offered excellent fire performance ad complied with the Building Regulations / Standards.
In addition, the Rainscreen Board was the first to achieve certification to BS 8414 (fire performance of external cladding) and LABC System Approval as a thermal insulation layer in rain screen cladding system.
The boards benefit from being lightweight and easy-to-install and can also be used within both timber and steel frame constructions.
Both insulation products deliver thermal conductivities as low as 0.020 W/m.K and have been assigned 2008 Green Guide Summary Ratings of A+.
Once completed, Woodberry Down will include three new public parks; a community centre and libray; a children’s centre; and retail and commercial opportunities.