Meeting both the energy and access requirements of Building Regulations / Standards can be a tricky balancing act when constructing a balcony or terrace. Often, there is very little room for installing insulation, leading to unsightly and impractical steps on the balcony deck.
By using the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System of vacuum insulation panels there is no need to compromise on either. With a thermal conductivity of just 0.007 W/m.K, Kingspan OPTIM-R, allows you to achieve both a low U-value and level access.
This Technical Bulletin examines some of the issues to consider when insulating a balcony or terrace. It addresses the problems with meeting both the energy and access requirements, as well as how the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System can provide a solution to these problems. Download the Technical Bulletin here
OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace Video
The video below covers the benefits and installation stages for the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System, which comprises of Kingspan OPTIM-R panels and Kingspan OPTIM-R flex strips. It also covers other stages in the installation process, including the installation of vapour control layers, protection layers and paving slabs. The video demonstrates the installation of a ballasted balcony and terrace system, however other build ups can be used with the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System, including the use of tapered insulation to provide falls and adhered waterproofing systems.
When installing the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace system please refer to the advice given in the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace Installation guide and handling guidance provided with the product.
Find more information on the Kingspan OPTIM-R Balcony and Terrace System here.