As a supplier of insulated cladding made by a member of EPIC (Engineered Panels in Construction) we were very interested to read their post addressing why refurbishing buildings is key to addressing the climate crisis. Research done by Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group (LCICG), including the Carbon Trust in 2013, showed that upgrading non-domestic buildings so that they are energy efficient, and/or making use of low carbon technologies, could help the UK achieve some key target in it’s global and national obligations by 2050.
Amongst these are:
- Carbon emissions savings of 86MtCO2
- Potential energy cost savings worth £13 billion
- Export opportunities worth £1.7 billion from the development of innovative products
They point out that insulated cladding panels are a great option for refurbishing building envelopes, whether through over cladding of replacing existing elements, for several reasons. From a practical point of view, they are low weight and help support a quick installation, as well being available in a wide range of colours to lift the appearance of tired older buildings.
However, it is their proven thermal performance which makes insulated cladding an obvious choice for many non-domestic refurbishment projects looking to improve their energy efficiency.
Our insulated cladding are self-supporting composite panels for building cladding starting at 40mm and up to 120mm thickness, in steps of 20mm. The external face has clean, sharp lines and panels are available in an extensive range of finishes and colours, enabling designers to create modern, visually engaging buildings. Attractive and durable, they are used in a wider range of sectors including industrial, retail, office, health, education, and leisure. We also supply and fabricate a comprehensive range of accessories and components for the finishing touches.
Castle Steel Buildings can supply a range of insulated cladding for buildings in portal frame designs. Contact us today on 01302 301402 or get a quote for your own steel building direct to your inbox by filling in our quote request form here.