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Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard

Kingspan Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard is a Codemarked insulated dry-lining plasterboard, suitable for internal use on walls.

Kooltherm K17 is a high performance, fibre-free rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core, sandwiched between a front facing of tapered edge 10mm gypsum based plasterboard, and a reverse tissue based facing autohesively bonded to the insulation core during manufacture.

Key Features
  • Super high performance rigid thermoset phenolic insulation
  • Fibre-free, closed cell insulation core
  • 3-in-1 insulation, dry-lining and vapour control
  • Also available in a range of other selected lining materials
  • Allows quick response heating and cooling
  • Resistant to the passage of water vapour
  • Easy to handle and install
  • Ideal for new build and refurbishment
  • Manufactured with a CFC/ HCFC-free blowing agent that has zero ODP and low GWP
  • Compliant with AS/NZS 4859.1
  • CodeMark-certified for NZBC compliance


Product size:

  • 2400mm x 1200mm (2.88m²)

Product thickness (including plasterboard) and R-value:

  • 35mm (R 1.3)
  • 40mm (R 1.5)
  • 50mm (R 2.0)
  • 60mm (R 2.6)
  • 70mm (R 3.1)
  • 80mm (R 3.6)
  • 90mm (R 4.1)

Other thicknesses available upon enquiry. Minimum order quantities apply.

Plasterboard thickness:

  • 10mm

Alternative lining boards, such as fibre cement sheets, can also be bonded to the insulation core to created customised finishes and facings.

Scope of Use
  • For internal use on walls
  • For bonding to brick, block or concrete masonry walls, which are free from moisture penetration
  • Ideal for new build or refurbishment
Limitations on Use

Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard has a gypsum plasterboard face and is therefore:

  • Not suitable to be used to isolate dampness
  • Not suitable to be used in continuously damp or humid conditions

Use Mechanical Fixing method for application to brick, block or concrete masonry walls where an adhesive bond is not suitable or heavy surface linings such as tiles are to be applied.

Statement of Building Code Compliance

Covered by Codemark Certificate CM20099 Rev 1 [2020]
If designed, used, installed and maintained in accordance with the scope of this Certificate, the above mentioned product will meet the following provisions of the NZBC:

  • B1 Structure: B1.3.1, B1.3.2, B1.3.3(a, j), B1.3.4
  • B2 Durability: B2.3.1(c)
  • C3 Spread of Fire: C3.4 (a)
  • E3 Internal Moisture: E3.3.1
  • F2 Hazardous Building Materials: F2.3.1
  • H1 Energy Efficiency: H1.3.1, H1.3.3(e)
Other Performance Attributes
  • Compliant with AS/NZS 4859.1
  • Kingspan Kooltherm products are warranted for a period of 10 years in both residential and commercial applications
B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
E3 Internal Moisture compliant
Internal Moisture
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
H1 Energy Efficiency compliant
Energy Efficiency
K17 Insulated Plasterboard Product Brochure
CodeMark Certificate

CM20099 Rev 1 [2020]

Installation and Operation
Additional Information
CAD/PDF Details
Concrete Wall - K17
Masonry Block Wall - K17

Kingspan Insulation is a leading manufacturer of high performance rigid insulation products for building fabric and building services applications

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