23 June 2015

Report suggests overwhelming ROI with Kingspan Kooltherm

The solutions have been developed to offer superior thermal performance with a thinner profile, allowing valuable useable floor area to be maximised within the building footprint. ‘Real Value of Space in Commercial Real Estate’, was carried out by Sweett Group on behalf of Kingspan Insulation. ‘Real Value of Space in Commercial Real Estate’ The comprehensive[…]

  • 23 June 2015

18 June 2015

Structural External Wall Insulation to be showcased at CIH

Structherm’s team of specialists will be available on Stand G8, exhibiting its Structural External Wall Insulation (SEWI) system, specifically designed for hard-to-treat; non-traditional and high rise buildings. A team of specialists from Structherm will be exhibiting and answering questions on Stand G8. The SEWI system offers many benefits for residents and social landlords, including: Extended[…]

  • 18 June 2015

16 June 2015

Spray foam insulation specified for WWII Ferro concrete barge

The Project Robotmother envisioned the tethered boat housing its maintenance rooms and bunking space, in addition to a mezzanine level office space. It approached Marraum Architecture with a complex, tricky brief. Originally, rigid PIR foam insulation was specified. However, at the application stage it became apparent that it would not entertain the roof’s jagged roof[…]

  • 16 June 2015

  • 15 June 2015

01 June 2015

Specifier support literature for thermal insulation board

Sundolitt XPS is a lightweight and durable thermal insulation board. Designed to withstand heavy loads, XPS also features a water-resistant design to withstand severe weather conditions without the risk of deterioration. XPS can be used for many applications, including cold store flooring. XPS has a wide variety of applications, including; commercial and domestic flooring, inverted[…]

  • 01 June 2015

30 April 2015

External wall insulation systems specified to increase energy efficiency

The large housing estate of terraced properties is managed by Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) who appointed Effective Energy to deliver funding under the ECO initiative for EWI as part of its on-going programme of development at Victoria Estate. CPM Contracts installed Alumasc EWI systems to 109 properties in order to provide an energy efficient,[…]

  • 30 April 2015

30 April 2015

Commercial Code of Professional Practice introduced by NIA

NIA members active in the new build/commercial sectors will now have to follow the code which contains standards for: The NIA’s new CCoP has designed a new set of standards for members working in the New Build/Commercial sectors. Training/Accreditation, Technical Competence, Health & Safety, Insurance, Complaint Handling, Service Levels, Quality Assurance, Technical Advice & Support,[…]

  • 30 April 2015

28 April 2015

How buildings impact our health, wellbeing and comfort

Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director at Saint-Gobain, explains how a holistic approach to building can improve occupant health and wellbeing. My Comfort _ the Multi-Comfort building concept When we typically spend 90% of our time indoors or in vehicles, it’s fair to say that the buildings we live, work or play in every day, have[…]

  • 28 April 2015

28 April 2015

How buildings impact our health, wellbeing & comfort

  Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director at Saint-Gobain, explains how a holistic approach to building can improve occupant health and wellbeing.     My Comfort – the Multi-Comfort building concept When we typically spend 90% of our time indoors or in vehicles, it’s fair to say that the buildings we live, work or play in[…]

  • 28 April 2015

20 April 2015

Impact of thermal bridging on condensation and mould growth

Condensation and mould growth Impact of thermal bridging on condensation and mould growth To identify areas where there is a risk of condensation and therefore mould growth in different design situations, a ‘surface temperature factor’ (fRsi) can be used. It allows surveys under any thermal conditions and compares the temperature drop across the building fabric,[…]

  • 20 April 2015