PRODUCT PROFILES | HOTELS, LEISURE & HEALTHCARE
Insulation installed at in-patient unit
Kingspan Insulation products
have been installed throughout
the envelope of the new
in-patient unit at St David’s
Hospice Care in Newport.
To ensure a slim external
wall construction whilst also
achieving the target U-value
of 0.16 W/m2K, Kingspan
Kooltherm K8 cavity board was
specified within the cavity wall
sections of the construction.
The unit, which holds an
Energy Performance Certificate
of A, also features an insulated
floor and roof, with both elements
achieving a U-value of 0.10 W/m2K.
To deliver this, almost 3,000m2 of
Kingspan Kooltherm K3 floorboard
was fitted along with Kingspan
Kooltherm K7 pitched roof board
and Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM.
Kingspan insulates rehabilitation centre
Kingspan Kooltherm K15 rainscreen board has been fitted as part of the state-of-the-art
Get Busy Living rehabilitation centre.
Kingspan Kooltherm K15 rainscreen
board has been installed on a new
£1million rehabilitation centre for
people with sporting injuries.
As a charity, it was important
that the building was as energy
efficient as possible to reduce the
long-term running costs.
Cladding and roofing
contractor, Sage Building Envelope
Contractors, installed the Kingspan
Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen board
throughout the building envelope.
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The premium performance
product features a fibre-free core
and can reportedly achieve thermal
conductivities as low as 0.020
W/m.K, resulting in a slim wall
build-up. It has also been assigned
the highest possible Green Guide
summary rating of A+ by the BRE
and has been certified as ‘Excellent’
under the demanding responsible
sourcing standard, BES 6001.
www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk A number of Kingspan Insulation products have been installed on the new in-patient unit
at St David’s Hospice Care in Newport
Hidden benefits for hotel interiors
Powermatic door closers are said
to deliver outstanding performance
in fire resistance and accessibility,
but it is their concealment that is
said to bring a host of benefits for
hotel projects which reportedly
makes them the specifier’s choice
for hotel interiors.
Fitting between the door and
frame, Powermatic door closers
are reportedly totally concealed
when the door is closed, ensuring
that nothing interferes with the
appearance of the door and
interior. They are also said to
help create a more homely, less
functional, or institutionalised,
ambience within the room.
According to Concealed Door
Closers, these benefits have seen
Powermatic used on impressive
hotel projects across the globe,
including The Savoy and Brown’s
Hotel in London; ARIA resort and
casino in Las Vegas and the South
Lodge hotel and spa in Surrey.
Chorley Hospital gives children a
of a 1930s building
by Frank Whittle
into a children’s
is the first of its
kind in the UK.
by Formica Group
for the washrooms at this NHS
experience centre at Chorley &
South Ribble Hospital.
The new learning, inspiration,
future, employment (LIFE)
centre offers young people the
opportunity to learn about various
hospital operations, while gaining a
greater understanding of the NHS.
In the washrooms, the use of
Younique by Formica Group’s
digitally rendered panels has
enabled the project team to create
a fun design feature with an
educational theme on the toilet
doors. Formica laminate has also
been used for the lockers and
integrated plumbing systems (IPS)
to provide a ‘consistent aesthetic’.
Frank Whittle Partnership
reportedly focused the design
on what the future of hospital
wards could look like, breaking
away from the ‘sterile’ look that
is mostly associated with hospital