Kooltherm wall insulation installed in Dundee residential towers

  • 20 Aug 2015

The tower blocks, originally constructed in the 1950s using a solid concrete no fines wall construction, each comprise of 30 flats.

Kingspan’s Kooltherm Wall Insulation System makes up part of a £3.5m refurbishment.

Following a Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) undertaken by Sustainable Energy Scotland, it was recommended that an internal wall insulation system was installed to the requirements of PAS 2030 to improve the buildings’ energy efficiency.

Kooltherm Wall Insulation System

All residents were temporarily moved within the blocks for the duration of the upgrades, which were carried out by Abertay Housing Association and local contractor McGill.

The Kingspan Kooltherm Internal Wall Insulation System was specified for the project, requiring 82.5mm and 32.5mm of Kingspan Kooltherm K18 Insulated Plasterboard to be installed on a new timber batten frame inside of the external walls.

All internal partition walls were also lined with 32.5mm of the insulated plasterboard.

In addition to this, Kinspan Kooltherm K10 Soffit Board was applied to the ceiling to provide the maximum insulation values to each individual room.

Both boards offer thermal conductivities as low as 0.020 W/m.K, featuring a fibre-free core and manufactured with a blowing agent, which has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).

They are certified ‘Very Good’ under the demanding BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products standard and have a Green Guide rating of A .

Eco friendly housing

Originally constructed in the 1950s, each block comprises of 30 flats.

Bob Sander, Operations Director for Abertay Housing Association, commented: “We were delighted to secure substantial eco funding for this project; the largest Abertay Housing Association has ever delivered, so that our tenants benefit from homes that meet SHQS Scottish Housing Quality Standard 2015 and importantly, are easy and affordable to keep warm.”

Richard Hands of FBN added: “The retrofit met the original feasibility design targets we set of raising the EPC ratings for all flats from an F rating up to a B.

This should dramatically reduce the tenant’s energy bills and meet the recommendations of the Energy Saving Trust for all homes to reach a B standard by 2050.”

Kingspan Insulation,
Pembridge,
Leominster,
Herefordshire,
United Kingdom,
HR6 9LA

Visit Kingspan Insulation's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

EverEdge

EverEdge want to save you money on your lawn edging

The best lawn edging for your garden is not always the most expensive, explains EverEdge, as the company gives its benefit of over 25 years in the business to help you choose the right product for your garden in this article…

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Systems, Garden, Landscaping, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Steel and Structural Frames

Contour Heating

Section 136 Suites with Contour

This article sees Contour explain what a 136 suite is, why someone would choose this service and the design requirements for one…

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Posts

Contour Heating

Contour Anti-Ligature Ventilation Grilles for Young Offender Institutions

It is important anti-ligature ventilation grilles help to provide safe, secure Young Offender Institution cells, explains Contour…

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC

REHAU