The Kingspan TEK® Building System has delivered outstanding results against a design and installation deadline of just four weeks for a stylish new primary school extension in Kent.
218 children attend All Faiths’ Children’s Community School, part of The RGS/AFS Thinking Schools Academy Trust, and the original 1970’s building had become overcrowded. To address this, Medway Local Authority provided funding for a new extension featuring three new classrooms, a children’s centre and a sports hall. The construction, overseen by King and Johnston Building Contractors, included the installation of a 600 m² Kingspan TEK® Building System pitched roof.
Architect John McCormack discussed the project: “Time management was a key aspect at All Faiths’ as the building had to be completed whilst the school was operational. To achieve this we designed the extension to support a carefully scheduled construction process, working closely with the school’s head teacher to ensure key decisions were made quickly and efficiently.”
Given the time restraints, the structural insulated panel (SIPs) construction of the Kingspan TEK® Building System made it a desirable solution. Its factory pre-cut design ensured a smooth, predictable installation process with minimal site waste, allowing the team of four installers to complete the work on schedule.
The Kingspan TEK® Building System panels comprise two layers of Oriented Strand Board type 3 (OSB/3) either side of a highly insulated core and at All Faiths’ they helped attain a final roof U-value of just 0.10 W/m².K. The System’s proprietary jointing system also delivers excellent airtightness, with potential for air leakage rates as good as 1m³/hour/m² at 50 Pa.
The Kingspan TEK® Building System holds BBA and NSAI Agrément certification and is recognised by the major building warranty providers including NHBC, Building Life Plans, Premier, Build Zone, Homebond and HAPM.
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