07 January 2015

Kingspan OPTIM-R provides insulation for seaside farmhouse

This Cornish cottage was built with Kingspan OPTIM-R Insulation specified for use within the roof terrace At 40mm thick, Kingspan’s OPTIM-R Balcony & Terrace System uses vacuum technology to achieve a thermal conductivity of 0.007 W/m-K. The systems, which all hold LABC System Approval, include OPTIM-R Flex infill panels, which can be cut to fill[…]

  • 07 January 2015

05 January 2015

Protan protecting Lakeland Climbing Centre roof from the weather

Lakeland Climbing Centre in Cumbria almost 30m high and thus subject to severe wind and weather loadings. 30 years-old roof needed replacing, but with minimal impact on the Centre Westmorland Flat Roofing’s solution was to use innovative vacuum roofing technology, unique to Protan, to overlay and secure Protan SE1.6mm single ply membrane to the 350m2[…]

  • 05 January 2015

22 December 2014

How new RdSAP helps tackle uninsulated party wall cavities

Tackling heat lost through uninsulated party wall cavities in existing homes Knauf Insulation welcomes new RdSAP (version 9.92) which follows new research headed by Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University), MIMA (the Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers’ Trade Association) and Knauf Insulation. New research findings include: significant amount of heat is lost through uninsulated cavity[…]

  • 22 December 2014

17 December 2014

Kingspan Insulation for Telford church featured in The Restoration Man

Restoration of the church on a remote isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides The Church stands on a remote isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.  originally built by Sir Thomas Telford in 1827-9 Keith and Sheenagh McIntyre bought the listed property when it just was a roofless shell of a building. They turned[…]

  • 17 December 2014

08 December 2014

Saint-Gobain win Large Corporate Award at Franco-British Business Awards

SAINT-GOBAIN win Franco-British Business Award Saint-Gobain win Large Corporate Award at Franco-British Business Awards Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, a leader in sustainable habitat and construction was awarded with the Large Corporate Award at the Franco-British Business Awards 2014. Following an in-depth assessment and presentation in front of a distinguished panel of judges, Saint-Gobain was presented[…]

  • 08 December 2014

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Encon Group achieve two internationally recognised certifications

Pictured from left: Will Barker and Richard Prince This was achieved in just five months across all of the group’s 21 sites and its Head Office from the UKAS-accredited body NQA using an integrated management system some 15 years after Encon became the first national insulation distributor to gain the quality standard ISO 9001 across[…]

  • 17 November 2014

17 November 2014

Kooltherm from Kingspan Tarec for new Dunlop manufacturing facility

Kooltherm from Kingspan Tarec for Dunlop new manufacturing facility 1,000 linear metres of Kingspan Tarec Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation were installed on the on the heating and domestic services pipework as well as on the supply vent ductwork across the building by M&E Contractors, P&R Morson. new facility achieved an EPC ‘A’ 21 rating and[…]

  • 17 November 2014

14 November 2014

Expanded polystyrene makers adopt ‘airpop’ name

Airpop expanded polystyrene EPS renamed Brand name airpop¬ now replaces many names previously used across Europe including Styropor, PSE, Piepschuim and Polyfoam bringing a common European name for the material. David Emes, Chairman of the BPF EPS group: ñAirpop has been chosen because the name immediately brings to mind what the material is made of[…]

  • 14 November 2014

11 November 2014

Encon Insulation partners with Nevill Long at new branch

The new site in Feltham will allow for the creation of new jobs The new branch incorporates three industrial units and two large yards that will help to improve delivery and trade for Encon, whilst its proximity to Heathrow Airport and major motorways will help with the transportation of goods. After 30 years of being[…]

  • 11 November 2014