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Contractors World International Vol 7 No 5


Composites &

Alternative Solutions

Scientific advances have resulted

in many new compounds and

composites that will prove to be

an economic solution to problems

found on construction projects

around the world.

Composite Single

Envelope Solution

Will Be UK’s



new super energy-efficient cold storage ware-

house extension for Turners (Soham), one of

the UK’s leading temperature controlled stor-

age and distribution companies, is to feature a state-of-

the-art insulated single envelope designed and installed

by composite panel specialist, ISD Solutions.

Forming the weathered external skin of the building,

this will be the first UK chilled distribution warehouse

to incorporate Kingspan’s latest IPN-QuadCore technol-

ogy, a new insulated panel core which delivers a thermal

improvement of up to 20% over standard PIR insulated


Located at Turners’ existing site near Boston in

Lincolnshire, the 5,500 m² extension will provide capacity

for 5,500 pallets, plus packaging space and loading docks,

all chilled to 1°C.

It is led by project designers FJB Systems, who have

formulated a range of features to meet Turners’ envi-

ronmental goals.

These include the use of natural refrigerants and

reclaimed heat, rain water harvesting to provide all grey

water requirements, LED lighting and controls to reduce

energy consumption, roof top photovoltaic panels and

rapid doors.

The air-tight fully insulated single envelope construc-

tion proposed by ISD Solutions using Kingspan IPN-

QuadCore panels, adds further environmental benefits

and cost savings both during the construction phase and

energy savings to reduce operational running costs over

the life of the building.

Tony Wall, Managing Director of ISD Solutions said:

“We are delighted to be working with FJB

Systems and lead contractor H.H. Adkins on this

ultra-efficient cold store development. Single

envelope composite panel construction is fast

out pacing traditional building methods in

warehouse and cold store developments. The

air-tight thermally efficient building skin can be

constructed around 20% faster than traditional

builds and significantly reduces the need for

secondary steelwork.”

ISD Solutionswent on site in April, and completed

work on the single envelope by the end of July 2016 with

final completion and handover of the project expected

this autumn.

ISD Solutions