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Celotex Case Study - Carperby Sports Pavillion

Football Association sponsor Mars chose the village of Carperby because they were impressed with the spirit and determination shown by the local community and could see the potential the new pavilion would have in getting more people playing football. Following five years of fundraising and a number of grants, Mars helped with the final tranche of funding to enable the new pavilion to be completed.

Designed and project managed by sports facility specialists, Steve Wells Associates, as part of a community involvement scheme, the provision of sustainable energy to the pavilion in Carperby will reduce carbon emissions, lower running costs and generate an income to help manage the new sports pavilion. Thermal performance outcomes also necessitated the adoption of a fabric first approach in the building of the facility with Celotex insulation chosen to be the most preferable PIR product solution.

Built by local contractor Scott Stephenson, 70mm thick Celotex CW4000 was used for the cavity …

CONSTRUCTION GOES DIGITAL WITH BIM

The use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) has been increasing steadily over recent years and has proved invaluable within the construction industry.

Offering access to up-to-date, technically relevant data, BIM is a highly important aspect of the planning and implementation of construction projects that is set to transform the industry.

GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION STRATEGY


Recognised as the future of construction, the Government Construction Strategy, published by the Cabinet Office back in May 2011, announced plans to make all Government funded projects use BIM technology from April 2016. With this starting date now imminent, the use and importance of BIM technology, and the practice of storing all project information, documentations and data electronically, is set to rise significantly in the construction industry both in the UK and internationally.


WHAT IS BIM?

Using BIM technology each professional involved in the creation of a project can seamlessly communicate and work with each…

Woodberry Down renewed with Kingspan Kooltherm

Woodberry Down renewed with Kingspan Kooltherm


Premium performance products from Kingspan Insulation have been used to insulate new high and low rise buildings as part of London’s largest and most ambitious regeneration programmes.

Woodberry Down was once heralded as the ‘estate of the future’ but in recent years had suffered from an increasing number of issues including: subsidence, asbestos, damp, and poor insulation. An eight phase regeneration plan will replace outdated concrete tower blocks with more than 5,500 brand new homes over the next 20 years. Architect Hawkins\Brown specified Kingspan Kooltherm K12 Framing Board and K15 Rainscreen Board for Kick Start Sites 2 and 5 within the master plan, comprising 710 residential units and over 1500m2 of commercial space spread across a number of blocks.

Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was installed as part of the anodized rainscreen cladding used on the top storeys of many of the blocks. These sections extend beyond 18 metres an…