Kingspan Off-Site specialises in the design and manufacture of off-site modern methods of construction (MMC) products and systems for residential, education, healthcare, hotel, leisure, commercial and justice market sectors. These off-site systems are cost neutral compared with traditional building methods - they provide cost and build speed, quality and programme certainty, reducing design and construction risks.
Off-site construction additionally enhances on-site safety due to the use of mechanised installation methods, and a reduction in on-site working time which is, claims the company, over 50 per cent. Visitors to Interbuild will see the first full demonstration of the Architectural Facade Systems, a complete through-wall facade system, manufactured off-site for immediate on-site connection to the main structure of the building. There will be live daily demonstrations. Kingframe is a complete throughwall system including a steel frame, acoustic/fire-performance board, insulation and an external facade carrier system. In effect a full wall ready for delivery to site, Kingframe was designed and developed in close co-operation with architects and building designers to ensure it met the clear demand for freedom of choice, flexibility and, of course, compliance with all applicable building regulations. There are more than 300 possible facade and construction-method options - including conventional fi nish, render and ventilated rainscreens - applicable to steel or concrete-framed buildings. The systems provide enhanced performance of thermal, airtightness, fire engineering and acoustic qualities, reducing energy consumption and CO 2 emissions by up to 40 per cent per year. In addition, construction teams are supported by a comprehensive design and construction guide, which incorporates more than 650 construction details.