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INSULATION Bloomberg London HQ is blooming good Kingspan TEK offers speedy fit Sika Roofing cut installation times with Sika C-250 spray adhesive A new spray-applied insulation adhesive from Sika Roofing is reportedly set to cut installation times by up to 20% – delivering substantial cost savings for contractors. The latest in a suite of sprayapplied products from Sika, designed to make installation quicker and easier for contractors, Sika C-250 Spray is said to be suitable for use across all Sika Roofing brands – Sika Liquid Plastics, Sika Sarnafil and Sika- Trocal – and is compatible with all substrates. Ian Muddiman, head of applications and roofing at Sika, said: “Sika C-250 Spray’s ease and speed of application will reduce project delivery times, labour costs and waste, enabling contractors to make significant financial savings on warm roof installations, while ensuring even distribution of the adhesive and excellent adhesion integrity. “The new product innovation is part of our investment in developing solutions that help our 058 FEBRUARY 2018 RCIMAG.COM customers to address the challenges they face on-site, improve efficiency and reduce installation costs.” Each recyclable 25.4kg metal canister of Sika C-250 Spray contains 18.4kg of adhesive, which is said to be sufficient capacity for an approximate 140m² installation area. The targeted spray nozzle is said to ensure accurate, efficient distribution of adhesive. The pressurised canister can be completely emptied of its contents, turning the canister into scrap metal. This is said to reduce waste, preventing up to 12 containers from being sent to landfill per 140m² of installation area, and avoids the need for any specialist waste disposal arrangements. Suitable for both refurbishment and newbuild projects, the high foaming spray adhesive is reportedly designed to bond insulation boards to any substrate, with fast grab to enable rapid project completion. For refurbishment installations, it allows for substrate undulations. Ian added: “The tooling is designed to be ergonomic, which Zink Copper Stainless 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk reduces the stress on the user, and we have developed Sika C-250 Spray for use with the same tooling as our Sika Primer 610, so it can be flushed, cleaned and interchanged, reducing the amount of kit our contractors need on-site, while helping them to ensure excellent installation quality. “Once again, C-250 demonstrates our market-focused approach to new product development, and we’re confident it will be a game changer for the industry.” Sika C-250 is available to Sikatrained roofing contractors. To find out more about the product visit: http://gbr.sikatrocal. sika.com/en/solutions_prod ucts/Accessories/adhesives.html Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London makes use of many of Dow Building Solutions Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) products, helping it achieve sustainability goals including a BREEAM rating of ‘outstanding’. The headquarters covers 3.2 acres between the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral – offering almost 1.1 million ft² of sustainable office space, alongside public amenity spaces that are home to cultural artefacts and restore historic sites including the Temple of Mithras. Several thicknesses of XENERGY and FLOORMATE thermal insulation has been supplied by Radmat to the main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine: 140mm XENERGY SL, 50mm FLOORMATE 300-A and 150mm FLOORMATE 500-A. The new building has been designed to score a 98.5% BREEAM rating, which is the highest score achieved to date by any major office development. Gary Sutton, divisional manager for Radmat, said: “Dow’s extensive ranges of XPS products meant they were ideally positioned to supply the necessary materials for this landmark project. The versatility of their insulation materials offers design flexibility to architects while meeting sustainability targets.” www.dow.com/en Off-site construction has facilitated the quick erection of an Early Years Centre school. The building envelope was successfully completed in just over two weeks, with the help of the Kingspan TEK Building System of structural insulated panels (SIPs). Surrey Square Primary School commenced a 10-year improvement plan in 2006, the final part of which included the erection of its singlestorey Early Years Centre and crèche. This newbuild will accommodate up to 34 pre-school children and eight under three-year olds. Earle Architects specified 420 m² of the Kingspan TEK Building System in a 142mm thickness for the walls and roof of the new centre. Earle Architects commented on the specification: “The Early Years Centre and crèche have been designed to achieve harmony with the original Victorian school building through the use of natural materials, including exposed glulam beams. We chose Kingspan TEK as all of the panels are PEFC Chain of Custody certified with low embodied energy and excellent Uvalues, to ensure minimal environmental impact.” The Kingspan TEK Building System panels have been fixed to the glulam frame on the walls and roof, which provided a secure building envelope that was then sealed with a breather membrane to make it watertight. Following this, the rooflights were installed down the centre of the roof and the Kingspan TEK panels clad with western red cedar shingles. Kingspan TEK Building System panels are light which ensured there was less structural stress on the school building, in addition to being easy to handle. They were pre-cut by delivery partners, Glosford Timber Solutions, to specification and delivered to site ready for installation. www.kingspantek.co.uk


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