Kingspan ‘Optim-R’ achieves BDA certification

Kingspan 'Optim-R' achieves BDA certification

The ground-breaking thermal performance of the Kingspan OPTIM-R panel has now been independently verified as it became the first vacuum insulation panel to be granted a BDA Agrément®. The demanding certification ensures the product is fit for purpose and is recognised by professional bodies such as the NHBC and LABC. This can help to fast-track procedures and approvals, saving both time and cost for all involved.


The certificate is issued by BDA Advies, part of the Kiwa Group, an internationally respected institute with over 30 years’ experience in testing and inspecting materials for use in the building envelope. Its independent assessors carefully examined and tested all aspects of the Kingspan OPTIM-R panel, from manufacture to installation. Their full findings can be viewed within the document on the Kingspan Insulation website:


With a proven aged design value thermal conductivity of 0.007 W/m∙K, the certificate confirms that Kingspan OPTIM-R panel can far out perform the next best insulation product. It also contains installation guidance, R-values and typical details for all Kingspan OPTIM-R system applications. As a further mark of the rigour and quality of the BDA Agrément® scheme, all results are audited and verified annually. This means, when installed according to Kingspan’s guidance, you can have complete confidence that all Kingspan OPTIM-R systems will perform as expected.


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