Kingspan puts on performance at creative arts building

Located a stone’s toss from the historic Canterbury Cathedral just, the Daphne Oram Creative Arts Building appears to showcase the very best of contemporary construction having an attractive, energy conserving design utilising Kingspan Therma Duct Insulation highly.

Canterbury Christ Church University’s new Daphne Oram Creative Arts Building sits on the outskirts of a worldwide world Heritage Site. Nicholas Hare Architects and principal constructing contractor – Coombs – proved helpful to build up a sensitive design that is divided over three volumes and utilizes brick and reconstituted stone to react sensitively to the encompassing context. The building includes a selection of rehearsal, exhibition and performance spaces contains glass floor sections that display components of the initial St Augustine’s Abbey precinct wall, which sits beneath.

Delivering excellent energy performance was important also, with the building made to attain BREEAM ‘Very Good’. Project M&E consultants, Max Fordham LLP, created the building providers specification in order to minimise plant energy make use of thoroughly. As part of this process, Kingspan Therma Duct Insulation has been specified within the mechanical ventilation system servicing specialist music rehearsal spaces on the floor floor.

Kingspan Therma Duct Insulation supplies a simple insulation solution for lagging rectangular, flat or circular oval ductwork. The boards supply excellent insulating performance with a thermal conductivity of 0.023 W/mK, limiting heat transfer to and from the ductwork.

The ductwork insulation offered several advantages during installation also. Its rigid design facilitates simpler installing vapour barrier tape and completing materials for a continuing vapour barrier. In addition, it avoids overstretching of the insulation and really helps to maintain specific thicknesses at corners when put on rectangular ductwork and at junctions with the HVAC equipment. This can help to guarantee the energy is attained by the ventilation system performance expected.

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Kingspan Therma Duct Insulation, created at Kingspan Insulation’s Selby and Pembridge manufacturing facilities, are usually certified to BES 6001 ‘Excellent’. This contributed to the ongoing work to attain additional credits within the responsible sourcing portion of the BREEAM assessment. The product is currently also supported having an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), providing detailed information regarding its very existence environmental performance. The EPD document and all the product certification could be downloaded from  plus a free BIM item object which is obtainable in IFC and REVIT formats.

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