At K Systems we are committed to supporting the improvement in people’s lives that External Wall Insulation (EWI) can offer, whether the funding is aimed at reducing fuel poverty, improving home energy efficiency to support achieving regional decarbonisation targets, or to improve the fire safety of medium and high-rise buildings.
K Systems not only has one of the widest ranges of independently certified EWI system offerings available, but also the experience of working with landlords, specifiers, architects and installers to specify, detail and supply the most suitable system for your project and maximise the benefit to the occupants while minimising disruption.
Our experience of specifying EWI systems extends to traditional masonry, steel framed and timber framed builds as well as to non-traditional building types. Whether they are low or high-rise, we can offer the system, expertise and support during design and on-site to ensure a successful project outcome.
K Systems is already highly active and experienced in supporting the many funding schemes aimed at reducing carbon emissions and tackling fuel poverty, including;
The Government released a £4.5 billion fund to remove unsafe non-ACM cladding on residential and mixed residential use properties that are 18 metres and over and do not meet building safety regulations.
K Systems are offering a free CPD, which focuses on high-rise building fire safety. Our CPD will provide an in-depth look at external wall insulation systems for high-rise buildings, key design considerations, regulation compliance, fire and safety standards and the Building Safety Fund.CPD ENQUIRY
This is an opportunity for building owners to act and put the safety of residents first as the Government’s £4.5 billion Building Safety Fund has been relaunched to applications since July 2022.
At K Systems we are keen to help building owners and approved installers during the application and regeneration process. As one of the leading EWI system designers and suppliers to the UK and Republic of Ireland, we have a variety of systems and finishes with approvals from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) and The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Alongside our accreditations and full compliance with fire safety regulations, we are an established and respected company with excellent technical service. This includes façade system design advice through to on-site installation support, to ensure quality and reliability. We offer clients excellent stock holdings as well as a partnership approach with approved installers to aid a smooth installation process with minimal disruption to residents.
Building owners or those who are responsible for the property have a legal responsibility for the repair, condition and safety of their buildings to ensure that both buildings and residents are kept safe. This includes the removal and replacement of a variety of dangerous non-ACM cladding systems, which after evaluation have been deemed a fire safety risk. A new code of conduct has been establised within PAS 9980:2022 to allow competent profressionals to conduct Fire Risk Appraisals of External Wall (FRAEW) construction for existing multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings.
The Government has recommended that building owners register for the fund where they are aware of any unsafe cladding that has been used and if there is any doubt regarding the materials that its structure consists of.