A popular choice for construction projects in New Zealand, Kingspan’s PIR-cored insulated panels are suitable for a wide variety of building façades and provide a high performance building envelope that meets the multitude of performance requirements that are required on modern buildings.
With the recent H1 insulation requirement changes, insulated panels fixed to a structural frame provide an easy solution to provide a thermal envelope with minimal thermal bridges whilst providing a modern aesthetic. For example, a 100mm KS1000 Architectural Wall Panel (AWP) provides an installed R-value of 4.94. Click here to find a Kingspan panel solution for each Climate Zone.
With growing interest and awareness of the environmental footprint of buildings, Kingspan has invested in both ecospecifier global greentag certificates (GreenRate Level A) and also EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) for many of its products, providing independent certification of Kingspan’s insulated panels for use in Green Star and other rating schemes.
For peace of mind for designers and consenting authorities, a number of Kingspan products are CodeMark certified by SAI Global, the highest level of product certification available in New Zealand. The products certified are: KS1000RW Trapezoidal Roof and Wall Panels, KS1000 Architectural Wall Panels and KS1000 Evolution Panelised Façade. The CodeMark certification (demonstrating compliance to the New Zealand Building Code, equivalent to an Acceptable Solution) along with an extensive range of details/options to choose from, makes design and compliance easy for designers.
Kingspan has subjected its panels to numerous fire test regimes for both local regulatory purposes and the insurance industry. The insurance industry fire tests are large scale tests performed by Factory Mutual (FM) Global and require annual audits and ongoing monitoring. A number of Kingspan insulated wall panels have achieved FM Global, Class 1 without height restriction, the highest possible rating achievable in the FM Global 4880 test, making them ‘insurer approved’ panels.
Kingspan panels have been operating in New Zealand since 2006 and have an experienced nationwide team that provide technical service and support to designers on a daily basis.