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Kingspan TEK™

Kingspan TEK™ is our structural insulated panel (SIPs) offering and achieves the best thermal performance of all our systems.

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Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) | Kingspan TEK

Kingspan TEK™ is our structural insulated panel (SIPs) offering. Kingspan TEK™ is composed of two sheets of oriented strand board (OSB) sandwiching a rigid, high-performance core of phenolic urethane with excellent insulative properties. Achieving excellent airtightness levels with virtually no thermal bridging, Kingspan TEK™ is perfect for those who want a rapid build time and exceptional thermal performance.

 
Kingspan TEK™ SIPs build system diagram

Building a Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) House

The Kingspan TEK™ Building system is the premium product range within our portfolio. For those aiming for Passivhaus performance, this is the system we recommend. It is also possible to use Kingspan TEK™ as a roof solution in conjunction with our Kingspan ULTIMA™ wall system for room-in-roof applications.

Benefits of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Construction | Kingspan TEK™

  • Exceptional thermal performance with wall and roof U-Values of 0.18 – 0.10 W/m2K with typical Y-Values ranging from 0.05 – 0.01
  • Highly airtight construction can achieve air permeability of less than 1 m3/hr.m2 at 50 Pa.
  • Panels are PEFC and FSC (C109304) Chain of Custody certified
  • Zero ODP and low Global Warming Potential
  • Fast, cost effective and predictable
  • High dimensional accuracy and zero shrinkage
  • Accommodation of all types of external facades
  • Minimal site waste

Kingspan TEK™ Information

Airtightness
Kingspan Kooltherm
Thermal Bridging
Fire Performance
Kingspan TEK™ comprises two sheets of OSB sandwiching a high-performance, rigid urethane insulation core. Our unique insulated jointing system creates an airtight structure with the capacity to reach Passivhaus standards of performance (less than 0.6 ach @ 50 Pa). For most buildings, a performance of 3.0 m³/m²/hr @ 50 Pa can be easily attained.
The thermal efficiency of Kingspan TEK™ is only increased with the addition of a layer of Kingspan Kooltherm insulation, a market-leading phenolic insulation. This can be added as an internal lining behind the service batten and even as an external wrap around the structure for very low-energy buildings.
The unique jointing system means the system is not interrupted by repeated studwork, minimising heat loss through thermal bridging, improving the building’s overall energy efficiency. Measurements of 0.03-0.04 are achievable.
The Kingspan TEK™ build system benefits from intensive structural fire testing and comfortably surpasses the requirements of Building Regulations. For most detached residential properties, the level of protection required can be achieved with just a single layer of 12.5mm plasterboard. An hour of fire resistance, if required, can be achieved with a single layer of 12.5mm fire-resistant board.

Our Build System Comparison

Parameter

Kingspan LOGIC

Kingspan ULTIMA™

Kingspan TEK™

Build System Timber Frame Timber Frame SIPs
U-Value (W/m2K) 0.21 0.13 - 0.19 0.10 - 0.18
Thermal Bridging 0.05 0.03 - 0.04 0.03 - 0.04
Air Tightness Range (m3/m2.hr) 3-5 1 to 3 0.05 to 1.5
SAP Fabric Efficiency 17% 24% - 28% 27% - 28%
Psi Values Good Excellent Excellent
Complete wall* 288mm 313-338mm 332-442mm
Panel thickness 123mm 148 - 173mm 167 - 277 mm
Cost Hierarchy £ ££ £££
*Wall thickness can vary with different external cladding materials.

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