Working with

Architects

At Kingspan Timber Solutions, we work with architects and specifiers to make sure you get all the support and information you need.

Call Paul Duffin on 07826 892 632

Making life easier for Architects & Specifiers

Kingspan Timber Solutions is more than just a timber-frame company. We offer a number of services and build systems that make the lives of architects and specifiers easier. Not only do we provide the timber-frame drawings and structural calculations that most other timber-frame suppliers offer, U-value calculations, thermal bridging calculations, fire resistance test evidence, and fire mitigation reports are all a part of the KTS bundle.

We carry out this testing independently, so you don’t have to. Alongside this, we can supply a set of CAD details that can be dropped into your model for an instant picture of you can achieve working with us, without you having to redraw everything. An Architects' Pack will provide you with all the information you'll need to make your life easier.
 
Our National Sales Manager, Paul Duffin, specialises in working with Architects and Specifiers.
To contact him directly please email paul.duffin@kingspan.com or call him on 07826 892 632

How we work with Architects & Building Designers

Our core business is the provision of timber build systems to self builders, many of whom route through architectural practices like yours.

By collaborating with architects we can provide an efficient, accurate and technically robust contribution to the design process to the benefit of all involved.

Is your project suitable? Let us have a look and we'll give you our honest opinion.
 

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Benefits of working with Kingspan Timber Solutions

  • Full quote for the erected build system is provided for you/your client
  • Up-front free engineering appraisal to determine if we have a suitable system for your project
  • A range of system performances and standard details to suit most projects
  • SAP Calculations and EPC Certificates to determine Thermal Performance (free of charge)
  • We undertake the superstructure engineering for you
  • Costs of the frames are provided early, assisting accurate cost control
  • We operate an Integrated Management System covering Quality, Environment, and Health & Safety, and some of our systems have third-party certification.
  • We supply an Architects' Pack to help make your life easier

More than just timber frame, we offer a high-performance building envelope for your new home:

  • High-performance structural building systems – Kingspan LOGIC+Kingspan ULTIMA™ or Kingspan TEK®
  • Weathertight Package – the installation of windows, doors and roof finsh, taking your build to a secure weathertight stage ready for internal works to begin
  • Insulation pack containing all the insulation to complete your new home. 
  • Structural engineering and architectural support service
  • Our onsite construction work will be supervised by a Kingspan Contracts Manager

Why work with Kingspan Timber Solutions

One of the first key steps in designing a building is to first work out what materials it will be made of. Timber is becoming an increasingly popular option for designers for many reasons, not limited to its design versatility, sustainability and rapid build times. The build systems at Kingspan Timber Solutions go one step further than this, and their added benefits should be considered at the outset of any design process.

Design Versatility
Sustainability
Build Benefits
Assessments
Further Benefits
Our timber frames and SIPs lend themselves to almost any house design or style. This means they have the ability to meet a wide variety of client budgets and plots, too. It also gives architects a huge amount of freedom. The thermal benefits which our insulation technology brings to our build systems are obvious, but less so are its structural benefits. Since the insulation is housed within the superstructure, this means it has very little impact on the overall design, leaving the architectural possibilities open. In fact, our systems can accommodate almost any design; if you can design it, we can build it.
The demand for more sustainable homes has only increased with time, and looks as if it will continue to do so. Whilst most people do not have the inclination, nor the money, to create a Passivhaus, the undeniable thermal benefits of choosing a timber-frame build system are attractive. Choosing a Kingspan build system will mean clients pay less for energy in the long term, and live in a stylish and comfortable that meets their needs.
The obvious build benefits of a timber-frame construction will be appealing to your clients. A high degree of dimensional accuracy is achieved through the frame being manufactured offsite. A fast build time taking the structure to a weathertight stage means internal works can begin sooner. An experienced Kingspan Timber Solutions Contracts Manager will oversee our entire time onsite, leaving you safe in the knowledge that the whole frame kit is taken care of by a single point of responsibility.
Kingspan Timber Solutions offers a complementary SAP assessment and Energy Performance Certificate service, so you can be sure that the structure you design meets the criteria required by both Building Regulations and your client. Additionally, we operate an Integrated Management System covering Quality, Environment, and Health & Safety, and some of our systems have third-party certification.
A free engineering appraisal is provided to ensure we have a suitable system for your project. Following this, a full quote of the erected build system is provided for you and your client. To assist accurate cost control, the frame costs are provided early.

Design Support for Architects - More Information

We appreciate that design is an interactive process and an Architect may find it useful to get some preliminary guidance about the structural solutions available. We are happy to provide outline appraisals during your design development.
We have a number of systems designed to deliver a range of performance, from Building Regulations to Passivhaus standard. You can specify our systems with confidence knowing that the stated performance data is backed by fire testing and full thermal modelling. We will provide a set of standard details, allowing you to design with accurate dimensions within your model. 
We provide a free SAP calculation and EPC certificate with every project. Our scope of supply includes SAP-compliant insulation. We provide you with U-value calculations produced by staff who are members of an approved U-value competency scheme. This also includes condensation risk analysis and is completely free of charge. For those clients taking external joinery from us, a free air test is also included.
As part of the order delivery process we provide a complete set of superstructure calculations and details for Part A compliance. This includes accurate loadings for foundation design.
KTS will always provide you, the Principal Designer, with a copy of our designer's risk assessment to add into the project's health & safety file. When on site, our construction team will work in line with our project-specific risk assessment and method statement. 
Apart from the obvious comfort of dealing with a longstanding company backed by the financial security of a Global PLC, we are happy to provide accurate quotations on an agreed scope of work. Our scope includes site construction of our frame and may extend to supply and fit for external joinery and roofline, or delivering the entire build to a secure weathertight stage with our Weathertight Package.
Our integrated management system is audited by CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers). We use high-quality components within an ISO9001-, ISO14001- and ISO45001-audited factory to produce a product that your client will be pleased with. We offer factory-finished timber, aluminium-clad, and UPVC windows and doors. 
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Kingspan Timber Solutions

Kingspan Timber Solutions

Eltisley Road

Great Gransden

Sandy

SG19 3AR

01767 676400