Punch Taverns Case Study

As part of its growth plan, Punch Taverns, a successful, blue-chip pub company, decided to build a new office complex, Sunrise House, in Burton-on-Trent. As the building was to feature a host of green technologies, high performance yet cost effective insulation was needed to ensure a superb thermal envelope. Celotex' XR4000 insulation boards were chosen by specifiers for their many desirable qualities.

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Using Celotex' XR4000 insulation boards for a new office building

Products Used: XR4000
Sector: Offices

As part of its growth plan, Punch Taverns, a successful, blue-chip pub company, decided to build a new office complex, Sunrise House, in Burton-on-Trent. As the building was to feature a host of green technologies, high performance yet cost effective insulation was needed to ensure a superb thermal envelope. Celotex' XR4000 insulation boards were chosen by specifiers for their many desirable qualities.

Designed by Associated Architects of Birmingham and overseen by main contractors Ashford Construction, specialist contractor Pyrotect was tasked to install 1,200 square metres of Celotex XR4000 insulation. Chosen above alternatives for its performance qualities, workability and cost effectiveness, it was applied to Sunrise House's concrete soffit flooring.

Celotex XR4000 is perfect for achieving low U-values in "cut to fit" applications and prevents the need to 'double up' thinner layers of insulation. This helps designers to satisfy the requirements of Approved Document L (2006) of the Building Regulations and BREEAM and makes them perfect for use in eco-friendly projects.

Made from polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam, the foil faced boards have an R-value that outperforms many other materials, including mineral wools, and are an effective way to reduce costs and carbon emissions. Celotex boards, the first PIR insulation to be rated A+ when compared to the BRE Green Guide 2008, also offer low Global Warming Potential and zero Ozone Depletion Potential.

A key quality of Celotex XR4000 insulation is its thickness. Owing to its state of the art manufacture, Celotex are the only PIR manufacturer who can deliver from stock up to 200mm in a single application, from stock. Whilst very durable, Celotex XR4000 boards are lightweight and can be cut to shape on site with a saw, increasing speed and ease of installation.

Now recognised as a gateway project for the Burton-on-Trent area, the building has proved popular with staff and the local business community alike. Marking a sterling commitment by client, designer and contractors to pull together to effect a pristine building, it boasts superb thermal efficiency thanks to Celotex.