Poetry in motion with Kingspan Insulation

  • 27 Jul 2018

Kingspan Kooltherm K108 Cavity Board has featured on the first phase in the major redevelopment of housing estate, The Poets, in Swinton.

This will help the project meet its thermal performance requirements with slim wall build-ups.

Salford housing association Salix Homes has been working with contractors Galliford Try Partnerships to regenerate the estate.

The project has seen 160 two, three and four-bedroom homes built, replacing 146 properties set for demolition, due to historic structural issues.


Phase One involved the construction of 22 new houses designed to offer residents contemporary and functional homes.

For the energy efficiency of the homes, whilst still upholding the estate’s welcoming and recognisable aesthetic, 75 mm Kingspan Kooltherm K108 Cavity Board was installed behind traditional red stock brickwork faҫades.

Part of Kingspan’s premium performance Kooltherm K100 range, the insulation board has a fibre-free phenolic core with outstanding thermal conductivity.


This incredible performance allowed the target external wall U-values to be met, with no need for thicker insulation, which would encroach on living space and would move away from preferred cavity sizes.

Particular attention to detailing lowered the risk of thermal bridging, helping to make the homes economical to keep warm, even in colder months.

Kingspan’s comprehensive technical guidance on standard details offers clear details for a variety of wall junctions, including sills and jambs.

Terry McBride, development manager at Salix Homes, commented: “Everyone deserves the opportunity to live in modern, comfortable homes they can afford.

“At a time when social and affordable housing is in such short supply, we are delighted that this development will bring new homes to people on the housing waiting list and provide them with a fantastic place to live.”

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