Keystone Group Shortlisted for Trio of Housebuilder Product Awards

The Keystone Group is delighted that three of its group products have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2015 Housebuilder Product Awards.

Its innovative Keylite Futuretherm roof window has been shortlisted for ‘Best Building Fabric Product’ for the second year while IGGRPs Roof Dormer is finalist for ‘Best Site Product’ and its new and improved Smartroof Prism roof panel system is in the running for ‘Best Brand New Product’.

Housebuilder Product Award Finalist

The new Keylite Roof Windows range with Futuretherm technology is now the preferred choice of many leading builders, featuring a unique integrated Expanding Thermal Collar, which stands apart from all other products in the market.

Keylite’s research demonstrated that accessory thermal collars were seldom bought or fitted. This results in a 20mm gap between the window frame and the roof timbers remaining uninsulated, causing cold bridging and heat loss in otherwise well-insulated roofs. With Futuretherm, however, the installer fits the window as normal and then pulls the release tapes to activate the foam collar. The foam collar instantly starts to expand, closing the gap around the frame in a simple action.

The IG GRP Dormer is a fully-moulded one piece unit, which arrives onsite ready for installation, reducing the demand for skilled labour onsite. IG GRP is committed to developing products that exceed current regulations and their research and development team work in response to challenges facing the house builder. IGGRP’s thermal roof dormers have thus evolved to offer industry-leading thermal performance and an improved installation process.

smartroof Prism is a new SIP system for room-in-roof configurations, which can be installed in just a few hours rather than the days taken for a traditional roof.

smartroof delivers major benefits in terms of thermal performance, consistent quality, site safety and speed of construction. Prism’s enhanced insulation and airtightness enables builders to comply with building regulations in relation to fabric energy efficiency and the need to achieve higher performance levels, compliant with Part L 2013. The system offers consistent thermal performance as low as 0.09w/m2k, which can be computer modelled aiding design enhancements, accurately assessing the building’s efficiency at the design stage.

Sean Coyle, CEO for the Keystone Group comments; “The Housebuilder Product Awards recognise innovation and excellence and at Keystone we pride ourselves on developing innovative products which solve real problems on site. We are honoured that industry experts have recognised this and shortlisted three of our group products”.

The Housebuilder Product Awards will take place on 25th June at Edgbaston Stadium. Winners will be announced live at the gala lunch, we wish all the finalists the best of luck.

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