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January 2012

Ceilings, Wall Systems, Insulation and LED lighting from Forman Building Systems


The new Kingspan Kooltherm products have the potential to offer significant advantages to both specifiers and installers. Available in a range of thicknesses and finishes, these phenolic core insulation sheets have the lowest thermal transmittance of any commercially available insulant. Producing twice the R value for thickness of glass wool and expanded polystyrene and 50% higher than extruded polystyrene, Kooltherm products produce vastly superior fire performance.

Kooltherm is highly resistant to water vapour (over 96% closed cell) and will absorb less than 2% moisture, meaning it can be installed in almost any weather. With a surface compressive strength of 175kPa, it is also highly resistant to impact damage during installation and in use.
Kingspan Kooltherm is the obvious choice for any Greenstar rated building; it is BRE certified in Europe, as well as being EnviroSpec certified here in New Zealand. Kooltherm K10 contains no CFC’s, HCFC’s or ozone depleting chemicals.


The New Echopanel Mura is an innovative, cost effective and easy to install designer acoustic wall covering. It contains 60% post-consumer recycled content with a low VOC.
Echopanel Mura has a smooth, clean designer look on the face side, while the back has been engineered with a forgiving texture that can be adhered to a variety of surfaces, while hiding some surface imperfections. Echopanel Mura is 1.9mm thick with a NRC of 0.1. Echopanel Mura can be used as a wall/ceiling covering, or as an integral part of operable walls, partition screens and workstations.
Echopanel Mura comes as a 1.2m wide, 25m long continuous roll and, thanks to the specific texture of the fabric, when double cut, Echopanel Mura forms invisible seams as the fibres interlock on a micro scale.

Currently available in: 9 plain colours, 2 prints options, Otto (6 colour choices), Quattro (4 colour choices) and with an embossed design (Biline).

Echopanel Mura is an ideal candidate when creating sustainable interiors for:

  • Commercial offices - Hotels

  • Restaurants - Education

  • Apartments/Residential - Cinemas, theatres and auditoriums

LED Lighting

Forman Building Systems Ltd has released a LedionOpto Commercial Recessed Down Light as part of their LED lighting range. This product has already gained specification on major projects as it provides a great alternative to CFL and Metal Halide technologies which are currently being using in commercial applications.

The down light is available in 15W, 25W and 50W versions, providing good illumination distribution while providing up to 50% energy savings when compared with traditional lighting technologies. In addition, these fixtures are comparatively priced.

They are available in three colour temperatures including 3000K, 4000K and 6000K, with a CRI of up to 80Ra, making them suitable for most general lighting applications in commercial and retail spaces. There are clear and frosted lens options available. Photometric IES files are also available for this range.


Focusing on new architectural trends calling for acoustical and design solutions using exposed soffits, and where the focus shifts to the end user wellbeing, Armstrong designed a range of discontinuous ceilings to deliver the highest quality of workspace standards.
Armstrong SoundScapes Shapes – Acoustical Clouds, is a designer acoustic panel, pre-formed into a convex, concave, square, circle, hexagon, trapezoid, or parallelogram shape.

SoundScapes Shapes improves the overall comfort of an individuals working environment,
offering excellent sound absorption and light reflectance. SoundScapes Shapes can be used
to provide a striking design for a new space or be used to refresh or renovate an existing
area. SoundScapes Shapes can retrofit to most ceiling systems in minutes and are the ideal
solution for an area that suffers from background noise and reverberation.
No special tools are required for installation and you can easily adjust and fit the
SoundScapes Shapes to a variety of heights and angles.

View more information on Comfortech Building Performance Solutions, including contact details.
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