The Poets

The Project

Salford housing association Salix Homes has been working alongside contractors Galliford Try Partnerships to regenerate the estate. As part of the project, 160 two, three and four-bedroom homes are being built, replacing 146 properties that are being demolished due to historic structural issues. Phase One involved the construction of 22 new houses designed to provide residents with contemporary and functional homes.

75 mm Kingspan Kooltherm K108 Cavity Board was installed behind the red stock brickwork. With an outstanding thermal conductivity of 0.018 W/m·K, the product’s performance enabled the target external wall U-values to be met or exceeded without the need of thicker insulation which would encroach on living space and move away from preferred cavity sizes.

“Everyone deserves the opportunity to live in modern, comfortable homes they can afford. At a time when social and affordable housing is in such short supply, we are delighted that this development will bring new homes to people on the housing waiting list and provide them with a fantastic place to live.” - Terry McBride - Salix Homes

Particular attention to detailing ensured that the specification achieved good thermal performance and minimised thermal bridging, helping to make the homes more economical to keep warm, even in the colder months. Kingspan’s comprehensive technical guidance on standard details provides clear details for a variety of wall junctions, including sills and jambs.


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