Kingspan’s RVoS Calculator makes it easier to estimate the additional space and value that can be added by Kingspan’s Kooltherm wall insulation solutions.
Users of the free calculator can choose from five common external wall constructions, each comparing Kingspan’s Kooltherm solutions to lower performing alternatives.
Calculator users can set a few additional project parameters including:
By setting the project parameters, the user will receive a clear estimate of the additional floor space that can be recovered by using a Kingspan Kooltherm solution, and the added rental income and capitalised value this can provide.
The calculator has been based on independent research from Currie & Brown, commissioned by Kingspan Insulation.
The research considered a database of 7,290 buildings of different types from across the country and ten real case study buildings, looking at how the use of different external wall insulation specifications impacted the useable floor space and value of the properties.
The findings showed that whilst the use of Kingspan Kooltherm wall insulation solutions raised initial material costs, the additional floor space recovered through its use resulted in a positive return on investment (ROI) on this cost for 92% of the database buildings.
Furthermore, 40% of the buildings achieved an ROI of between 300% and 1000%, whilst 18% showed an ROI greater than 1000%.
Kingspan are also running a series of free regional seminars exploring the research and further issues surrounding energy efficiency in commercial and private domestic developments.
To sign up for a seminar, or to view the full RVoS research, click here.