7+ star beauty uses Kingspan AIR-CELL

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12 December 2012
7+ star beauty uses Kingspan AIR-CELL

Designed by the award-winning architects at Sunpower Design, this unique home achieves an outstanding 7.6-Star energy rating.

Sunpower Director, Mr. Andreas Sederof, says they used Kingspan AIR-CELL Insulbreak 65 to help boost the energy efficiency of the home.

“We wanted a really high thermal rating for the roof, so we specified two layers of Kingspan AIR-CELL Insulbreak 65 - one between the rafters and battens and another between the battens and the roofing - which helped to significantly reduce the cooling loads,” he says.

“It’s the perfect material to use under the copper cladding as it provides a thermal break.”

The roof space was then supplemented at the ceiling level with R6.0 polyester batts.

Aside from thermal performance, non-allergenic characteristics are also very important in selecting insulation materials, according to Mr. Sederof.

“The use of non-irritant insulation materials is important in all our designs, which is why we like to use Kingspan AIR-CELL for reflective insulation and polyester for bulk insulation,” he says.

“The fibre-free nature of Kingspan AIR-CELL also means it’s easily handled and installed by the roofers.”

Other sustainability features of the home include AAC (autoclaved, aerated concrete) blocks, double-glazed windows and doors, a 2 kW solar PV system, FSC-certified jarrah boards, and a 23,000 L underground water tank.

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Kingspan Insulation’s thermal insulation includes flexible thermo-reflective foil and rigid cellular insulation, for roof, wall and underfloor cavities.

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