Basildon estate customised with Kingspan Kooltherm

A new-build estate of bespoke modular houses, under construction as part of one of the UK’s most ambitious regeneration programmes, is benefitting from the outstanding thermal performance of Kingspan Kooltherm K110 Plus soffit board.

The Beechwood West estate forms the first step in Swan Housing Association’s 10-year development plan for Basildon. The housing association is aiming to reduce the operational CO2 emissions of each of its properties to 2.6 tonnes per year by 2021. This will be achieved by taking a fabric-first approach to the construction of new homes and implementing retrofit measures on existing properties, such as replacing boilers, windows, doors and roofs.

With this commitment in mind, the Kingspan Kooltherm K110 Plus soffit board was specified for use in houses with recessed entrances, in order to effectively insulate the spaces above.

The soffit board is part of Kingspan’s K100 range of rigid insulation boards which achieve a thermal conductivity of 0.018 W/m·K across all board thicknesses. This thermal performance allowed the target U-value to be met with a slim thickness of insulation, ensuring the aesthetic integrity of the development’s contemporary designs could be maintained.

Kingspan Kooltherm K110 PLUS soffit board produced at Kingspan Insulation’s Pembridge manufacturing facility is certified ‘Excellent’ to the demanding BES 6001 responsible sourcing standard and are manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP).