While the benefits of installing EWI are numerous, choosing the right insulation material for both your property and your own requirements is essential. At EWI Store, we’ve recently started stocking Kingspan K5 insulation boards, which offer a different array of advantages for end-users. Our insulation range covers EPS, XPS, Mineral Wool, Wood Fibre… and now excitingly Kingspan K5! We’re delighted to be able to offer even more choice for customers.
As a result of this recent addition, we’ve had lots of enquiries regarding the properties and advantages of this type of insulation, so we’re going to take a look at the five key benefits of choosing Kingspan insulation boards for your EWI system!
1. High Compressive Strength
Kingspan boards are known for their high compressive strength. This means that the boards have an excellent level of impact resistance, so if you have children who are likely to kick footballs at your wall then this is a great option.
2. Advanced thermal performance
Kingspan insulation boards offer excellent thermal performance. Compared to EPS where you would need 90mm to reach building regulations, just 60mm of Kingspan insulation can bring your property in line with regulations.
3. Resistance to Moisture
Because phenolic boards have a closed cell structure, they are very waterproof. This means that water cannot get into the material so the risk of damp and mould growth is low.
4. Environmentally Friendly
Kingspan K5 insulation is made of high-quality phenolic foam. It’s CFC and HCFC free and has an ozone depletion potential of zero. Its environmental impact is therefore very low for a foam insulation material.
5. Great fire resistance
Kingspan K5 boards have a class 0 fire rating, defined as ‘medium risk’. K5 boards will prevent the spread of flames and emit low levels of smoke and toxic gasses – they are therefore capable of meeting building regulations.
Looking for a bit more technical information about Kingspan K5 boards? Give our sales team a call, they can tell you everything there is to know and provide a good overview of how these boards compare with the rest of our insulation range.