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Kingspan Tarec® Provides Premium Finish for Exclusive Apartmentski

Located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 375 Kensington High Street is one of the most luxurious apartment complexes in the country. Every detail of the multi-million pound development has been carefully scrutinised to deliver the best possible experience for residents and this includes the specification of Kingspan Tarec®’s next generation Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation System.

The exclusive development from St Edward has been designed by Squire and Partners and was voted 'Best London Home' in the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014. The seven blocks include a range of one to three bedroomed apartments along with a private swimming pool, gym, cinema and 24 hour Harrods concierge service.

Kingspan Tarec®’s Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation System and Kooltherm® Insulated Pipe Support Inserts, were installed on all constant hot water and low temperature hot water services associated with the main Energy Centre. Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation offers industry leading performance with thermal conductivities as low as 0.025 W/m·K. This helped the Specialist M&E Contractor Briggs and Forrester (MEP) Ltd to minimise the space requirements for building services, maintaining the clean lines and luxury aesthetic of the apartments.

Steel framing manufacturers Sikla and Support Systems Ltd provided a high performance support solution for the pipework utilising Kingspan Tarec®’s Kooltherm® Insulated Pipe Supports. Independent thermal analysis has shown that the insulated supports can reduce heat loss by up ten times compared with wooden block supports, helping to ensure compliance with the building regulations and delivering significant cost savings over time.

Nigel Thompson, General Manager at Sikla commented:
"375 Kensington High Street is a great example of a solutions based package with several manufacturers coordinating from an early stage. It was the prior planning by the site team in my opinion that made the project a success. Once Briggs and Forrester had approved the initial proposals, Support Systems Ltd used our products and the Kingspan Tarec® Kooltherm® Insulated Pipe Support Inserts to fabricate the final pipework support solution at their facility. This streamlined the installation process saving both time and cost, whilst the high thermal efficiency of the Kooltherm® Insulated Pipe Supports, combined with the structural performance of our products, should bring long-term benefits for the client."

Kingspan Tarec®’s Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation and Insulated Pipe Support Inserts were installed on the project by Industrial Insulation. Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation is available as a freely downloadable BIM object from either or the BIMStore website. It is also the only pipe insulation to hold a national LABC Warranty and LABC Registered Detail, streamlining the Building Control checking and approvals process.

In addition to its free Pipeline Technical Advisory Service which can be contacted on 0808 168 7363, Kingspan Tarec® has now also launched Premier and Premier Plus Services. These services support purchases of Kingspan Tarec® Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation and the Kooltherm® FM Complete Pipe Insulation System respectively, delivering clear advice and guidance at every stage in a project, from the initial specification, to site visits and certification.


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