Kingspan Optim-R achieves BDA Agrément cert
The thermal performance of the Kingspan Optim-R panel has now been independently verified as it became the first vacuum insulation panel to be granted a BDA Agrément certificate.
The demanding certification ensures the product is fit for purpose and is recognised by professional bodies such as the UK’s NHBC and LABC. This can help to fast-track procedures and approvals, saving both time and cost for all involved, according to Kingspan Insulation UK.
The certificate is issued by BDA Advies, part of the Kiwa Group, an internationally respected institute with over 30 years of experience in testing and inspecting materials for use in the building envelope. Its independent assessors carefully examined and tested all aspects of the Kingspan Optim-R panel, from manufacture to installation. Their full findings can be viewed on the Kingspan Insulation website.
With a proven aged-design value thermal conductivity of 0.007 W/mK, the certificate "confirms that Kingspan Optim-R panel can far out perform the next best insulation product", according to the company. It also contains installation guidance, R-values and typical details for all Kingspan Optim-R system applications.
As a further mark of the rigour and quality of the BDA Agrément scheme, all results are audited and verified annually. Kingspan said this means, when installed according to Kingspan’s guidance, you can have complete confidence that all Kingspan Optim-R systems will perform as expected.