04 November 2014

Reflectashield TF 0.81 film enhances thermal performance

The membrane enhances the thermal performance of timber and steel frame structures The high performance membrane provides a high level of emissivity and breathability, as well as secondary protection to the building when it is being constructed. Installed on the external face of the timber frame with the foil side facing out, the product has[…]

  • 04 November 2014

03 November 2014

Encon Insulation support for construction Academy

Pictured from left: Plastering technician Laura Miles, construction technician Callum Thurman, Encon’s John Collins, workshop labourer John-Paul Wrenn and plastering lecturer/team leader Daren Yeatman. Encon Insulation supplied 80 first and second-year students at New College Nottingham’s Academy of Construction, Basford Hall, with work-wear and building materials such as plasterboard, bonding bags, industrial pipe sections, and[…]

  • 03 November 2014

28 October 2014

Kingspan Kooltherm rainscreen board for mass spectrometry HQ

Facade insulation for the new Waters Corporation mass spectrometry headquarters in Wilmslow includes 20,000 m2 of Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board Waters Corporation consolidated 4 existing sites in the local area to create the new 19,753 m2 facility largest single site globally committed to the support and development of mass spectrometry systems set in 37 acre[…]

  • 28 October 2014

27 October 2014

Do watered down energy efficiency targets mean a lost opportunity?

Lost opportunity of a generation Making the world a better place doesnt happen overnight. It takes ambition and time – lots of time. Yesterday, the European Council watered down the European Unions energy efficiency targets for 2030 to 27%. Overnight we lost 16 years. And we lost our ambition. Barry Lynham, Group Director of Strategy[…]

  • 27 October 2014

20 October 2014

Eco-Liner thermal laminate plasterboard achieves BBA certification

Eco-Liner plasterboard thermal laminate EcoTherm’s BBA Certified Eco-Liner is a 2 in 1 application board saves time and materials on site but also brings buildings in line with latest Building Regulations/Standards without impacting internal space. Due to the excellent thermal performance of EcoTherm’s PIR insulation (lambda 0.022W/mK), minimal thickness is required to insulate the wall[…]

  • 20 October 2014

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28 August 2014

Retrofit industry calls for additional government incentives

The retrofit industry is a key source of income for many construction companies – however figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change suggest that approximately just 32,000 efficiency measures were installed in June 2014, the lowest level since April 2013. 32,000 efficiency measures were installed in June 2014, the lowest level since April[…]

  • 28 August 2014

11 July 2014

Approved Document L1A criteria can be met with Fabric First approach

Stephen Smith, Market Development Manager at Knauf Insulation Northern Europe, explains that it is ‘possible to exercise the design flexibility which has been included within ADL1A 2013 and adopt a more practical approach.’  The new revisions also include a new criteria, Target Fabric Energy Efficiency, that recognises the importance of a Fabric First approach to[…]

  • 11 July 2014

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10 June 2014

Powerpanel H20 – the cement board for all seasons

This dual-use from a single product makes Powerpanel H2O the obvious choice for specifiers looking to simplify their product selection and distributors managing their stock levels.  More about Powerpanel H2O 12.5mm cement-bonded light weight board reinforced with glass-fibre mesh suitable for domestic and commercial builds can be installed as the internal lining – or as[…]

  • 10 June 2014