The Kingspan TEK Building System comprises 142 mm or 172 mm thick structural insulated panels (SIPs) connected with a unique jointing system for walls and roofs, and intermediate floors using I–beams or open web joists.
The system panels consist of a high performance fibre-free rigid urethane insulation core, sandwiched between two layers of Oriented Strand Board type 3 (OSB/3). During manufacture, the insulation core of Kingspan TEK Building System panels is autohesively bonded to the OSB/3 facings. This process provides more reliable and superior adhesion than the secondary bonding process used in the manufacture of most other SIPS.
Kingspan TEK Building System panels are a structural composite. This composite assembly provides stiffness, strength and predictable responses to applied loads.
The Kingspan TEK Building System is recognised by major building warranty providers such as NHBC, Building Life Plans, Premier, Build Zone Homebond and HAPM.
The System’s use is covered by European Technical Approval ETA-11/0466 and by LABC Registered Details Certificate No. EWW546.
The Kingspan TEK Building System comprising 142 mm thick panels holds BBA and NSAI Agrément certification.
The Kingspan TEK Building System leaves ample scope for individual design. The panels are pre–cut to match a project’s engineering and design specifications, and a complete kit is delivered to site ready for erection.
The Kingspan TEK Building System can be used to create the walls (loadbearing and non–loadbearing) and roofs of a complete building.
The Kingspan TEK Building System can be erected on any ground floor construction, however the foundations must have specific tolerances as per guidance available from the Kingspan Insulation Technical Services Department.
The Kingspan TEK Building System can be used to create buildings up to 4 storeys. The panels are lightweight compared with brick and block, at a maximum of 24 kg/m2 (excluding any additional timber), therefore they are ideal for use where heavy constructions are not possible.
As with all construction methods, including traditional masonry, a long lasting external weather proofing is also a necessary part of walls and roofs constructed using the Kingspan TEK Building System.
The performance characteristics of buildings constructed from the Kingspan TEK Building System quoted in this document are predicated on its use as a full System i.e. incorporating walls and roof built with Kingspan TEK Building System panels.
Kingspan TEK Building System roof and wall elements can be used individually with other non–Kingspan TEK Building System components. For example Kingspan TEK Building System panels can be used as a wall system in conjunction with a timber rafter roof.
For further guidance on the performance characteristics of Kingspan TEK Building System panels used in conjunction with other construction components please contact the Kingspan Insulation Technical Services Department (see rear cover).
NB: The System is not recommended for cellars or basement
constructions or for use in high humidity environments.