KoolDuct helps to revitalise library

Kingspan, KoolDuct, ductwork, duct

Kingspan’s KoolDuct system played a key role in keeping the multi-million redevelopment of the main library of the University of Hull on schedule. The Brynmor Jones Library has over a million books. Sheppard Robson’s design helps to create new open learning zones and improves the flow between the original front section and the rear extension, originally constructed in 1969.

To minimise disruption, BAM completed the work in phases over 18 months, enabling students to continue to access the library throughout.

Western Thermal fabricated the KoolDuct system and installed it directly to the six builders work rising walls.

Richard Cardiss, contracts director with Western Thermal, explains, ‘The KoolDuct system panels are pre-insulated, so we were able to skip the process of installing a traditional duct system and installed the boards direct to the riser walls, which was necessary due to the access requirements.’

KoolDuct has a high-performance insulation core, enabling it to achieve very low thermal conductivities. It can be used to produce ductwork with very low air leakage, leading to considerable reductions in fan energy use over time.

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