Insulation solution

A private development for contemporary urban living in Bristol is benefiting from the latest advancement in vacuum insulation technology and exceptional thermal performance with the Kingspan OPTIM-R E Roofing System.

The Old Library is an exclusive new-build featuring 36 spacious studios and apartments in the vibrant, North Bristol neighbourhood of Cotham. The classic exterior design complements the surrounding Victorian architecture, whilst the contemporary interior provides stylishly finished living spaces. Autograph Homes, the developer, designed the building in line with their commitment to building with ‘imagination and intelligence’, combining exciting architectural features with the latest smart and sustainable technologies.


Rayne Park, Norwich CC

The Kingspan TEK Building System is providing a precise offsite building solution for one of the country’s largest Passivhaus developments in Bowthorpe, Norwich.

Flooring research booklet

Kingspan Insulation has published a new white paper assessing how different floor insulation specifications can impact cost and floor-to-ceiling height in home refurbishments.

The Crofts with cutaway

Tim Vincent, Head of Technical at ROCKWOOL UK, looks at the latest advice for HAs on managing fire safety in connection with the insulation and cladding on existing housing stock.

Installation of Kingspan Kooltherm K106 cavity board

New research has shown that by using premium performance phenolic insulation over cheaper, thicker mineral fibre insulation, developers can reduce construction thicknesses and actually save on total upfront costs.

Swifix fixings

Swifix fixings have recently been installed as part of the external wall insulation system for a major refurbishment project for Caerphilly Council.

Bridging the gap with Kingspan

One of the most fundamental things any social landlord can provide is housing that is energy efficient. Not only will this help to futureproof their building stock, it also helps to tackle the rising issue of fuel poverty.

The introduction of Fabric Energy Efficiency standards (FEEs) in the last round of Building Regulation changes provided an assurance of minimum performance levels for new housing. However, as insulation levels have increased, the effects of thermal bridging have become more pronounced, and this can be a particular problem for the cavity wall constructions that are so popular throughout the UK.  One of the simplest ways to treat heat losses from thermal bridges around openings, such as doors and windows, and at the same time help to comply with the Regulations, is with insulated cavity closers.