A number of different products from Kingspan Insulated Panels, including Topdek and WoodTherm, were installed at Eires largest Tesco - the companys 8.5m flagship store in Maynooth, County Kildare.
Approximately 20,000m2 of Kingspan Topdek with a Trocal Grey membrane was installed by roofing contractors Lynch Roofing to provide a single component factory pre-engineered roofdeck, comprising a high performance single-ply PVC membrane with insulation and a trapezoidal steel structural deck.
Kingspan Topdek is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects with flat or pitched roofs above 1:80 (0.72 degrees), finished roof slopes after deflections or curved roofs with a radius greater than 40m. The product offers superior weather-tight properties, thermal performance, insulation continuity, airtight properties, fire performance and structural performance.
The wood veneer facades of the Kingspan WoodTherm complete wall and facade system are sourced from sustainably managed forests and come in a range of lasting colours to expand design options, and create classic texture and mood using the natural variation and beauty of real wood. Tesco chose the Dark Brown finish from the WoodTherm colour range for their Maynooth store.
Paddy Duffy, Tesco Project Manager said: We wanted to create a warm, welcoming feel for our customers, and the natural tones of the WoodTherm panels do just that without losing out on style or performance. Our message is simple it is perfectly possible to have buildings that help to conserve energy, are responsibly sourced and that look great into the bargain.
In common with other Kingspan systems, WoodTherm has its own installation platform requiring only one contractor for both wall and facade. Aside from the benefits of single point responsibility for the wall envelope, this makes it extremely quick to install and allows earlier access for other trades, thus removing the facade from the critical path.
Declan Quinn, whose company, P J Quinn Ltd installed WoodTherm at Tesco Maynooth, said: We installed 800m2 of WoodTherm at Tesco Maynooth. This was the first time that we had used the product, although we had previously used Thermatile, which is the same basic principle. Our operatives found WoodTherm very straightforward and simple to use and we were happy with the results on completion.
Kingspan Topdek and WoodTherm have an ECOsafe insulation core, containing no CFCs or HCFCs with a low Global Warming Potential, achieve an A rating according to the Green Guide to Specification and are available in FIREsafe LPCB insurer-approved form for assured fire performance. They are fibre-free, removing the risk of loose fibres being released and causing irritation and are available with the Kingspan Total Guarantee, offering thermal and structural performance guarantee.
The company also supplied over 11,000m2 of Multideck (a high-performance steel composite flooring system from Kingspan Structural Products) and 12,000m2 of KS1000 EB Euro Box architectural wall panel (AWP) in Kingspan XL Forté White.
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