Currently the Irish building market is under quite a lot of pressure, the construction sector is facing a skills shortage while the country has a housing shortage. Those who work within the industry are in high demand with project deadlines set very tight.
In a demanding market, speed, accuracy and skill are required to meet the current work load. While those working within the industry need materials and products that are quick and easy to install while being of a high quality to meet or beat the regs.
Our Kingspan K8 insulation board is designed to be quick and easy to install, it is the perfect partial fill cavity wall solution. K8 is designed to be easy to cut on site allowing for easy product placement particularly around windows and openings such as sills and joints. The insulation board fit together quickly and the joints are simply taped. As the product is so easy to cut it leads to little or no waste on site because of this less product is wasted and customer can save on costings.
Kingspan K8 is a premium performance rigid thermoset insulation with thermal conductivities as low as 0.020w/m.k. K8 meets NHBC technical requirements when used with a 50mm residential cavity as a clear cavity is maintained moisture penetration is resisted.
Interview with Martin Donnellan (Block layer) in the west of Ireland
I personally find that the Kingspan Kooltherm K8 is the easiest insulation to fit, for the way it cuts and goes together. I find it an awful lot easier even for cleaning as well when we put each board down on top of each other it’s a lot easier for us to sweep or clean it.
What is one main advantage of the K8 product to you?
There is no doubt that the main advantage of K8 is the speed that I can use it. It goes together so well, and you can be so efficient with it that I could have it down to .00mm tightness together. I find it so easy to use. When people are using the K8 on a straight wall, that’s no problem, but when you come to details like behind sills and lentils and junctions at windows that’s the big advantage of K8, the way it comes cut and easily goes together.
Why do you like working with Kingspan Insulation on a daily basis?
In general with Kingspan, the service is the big thing with Kingspan Insulation. I can get the product to me within a few days and that’s a huge benefit to me when falling from one job to the next sometimes you don’t have the time, it’s a killer. Then when dealing with clients they don’t always want to buy the whole product together and then they are afraid that they will run short. With Kingspan there’s a huge benefit to it because I can say to them that I will have it here within 2 days and that’s a great benefit for us.