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The design of a vast manufacturing facility built five years ago has proved so successful that Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation chose to repeat the formula for their latest project
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Designing a large manufacturing facility to be aesthetically pleasing is a mission in itself. But when the building facade also needs to be energy efficient, compliant and cost effective, it is even more of a challenge.

For the Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Stewart building, the designers specified one cladding system that met all these requirements. Kingspan's KS1000 architectural wall panel (AWP) is a pre-engineered cladding system that has been used extensively in the United Kingdom for more than 30 years.


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Kingspan's New Zealand commercial manager Paul Metcalfe says the insulated wall panels, also known as Polyisocyanurate (PIR) panels, are seen as an alternative to expanded polystyrene (EPS) cored panels, as they are a proven firesafe product.

Metcalfe says that as well as providing an aesthetically pleasing facade, the Kingspan panels remain thermally efficient for the life of the building. In addition, strict quality control standards in the manufacturing processes to ISO EN 9002 ensure Kingspan systems are produced to precise tolerances.

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"The Kingspan system is simple, lightweight and quick to install, enabling significant savings to be made at the construction phase," Metcalfe says. "Roof, wall and facade systems can be installed up to 50% faster than site-assembled, built-up alternatives."

For details, contact Kingspan, PO Box 39-136, Harewood, Christchurch, phone (03) 358 7536, fax (03) 358 7539. Website: www.kingspan.com.

Sep 20, 2006
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