In the UK, Kingspan saw improved demand for housing and non-office commercial building.
In particular, its insulated panel products sales jumped 23% in 2010, while insulation board sales rose 7%.
Kingspan said this reflected solid new build and refurbishment activity and continued growth in the penetration of its Kooltherm products.
Access floor sales revenues fell 19% as anticipated from the fall off in office activity globally.
It warned that steel price rises continued to pile pressure on margins and further raw material cost rises were in the pipeline.
But the insulation product giant warned that bad weather in the early part of the year meant group sales were down 6% in 2010, translating to a predicted 10% fall in trading profits in the first half of the year.