Insulation advice from Building Superstore

  • 9 Aug 2023

Building Superstore is helping contractors get the full view on the new Part L requirements thanks to its extensive range of insulation products and dedicated customer service team.

Following the introduction of new updates to Part L of the Building Regulations last year, Building Superstore has been working closely with its customers to respond to the changes and prepare for the end of the transitional period in June, when the new lower U-value targets become mandatory for all new build homes.

A key part of this has been to offer a wider variety of insulation materials, with many contractors keen to explore new products and innovations to reduce both carbon and costs on their next projects. By offering access to a comprehensive range of materials, tools and accessories via its sister site Insulation Superstore, Building Superstore provides a bespoke service specifically for the professional trade contractor and works with customers from the design to construction stages.

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With traditional solutions such as insulation boards remaining a popular choice for many customers, Building Superstore has also seen an increase in orders of its multifoil insulation products as well as more sustainable solutions such as those manufactured from natural sheep wool and cotton fibres.

‘Performance gap’

Rob Martin, head of trade at Building Superstore comments: “To achieve compliance, we need to give customers greater choice. We are seeing more and more trade customers taking a more considered approach, with many looking to go beyond the new lower U-value targets and choosing recycled and sustainable insulation materials to further reduce the carbon footprint of their build.

“We are also working with customers to limit the ‘performance gap’ of how well a product works in theory to how effective it is when installed on site. It’s important to offer a solution that contractors can work with, and which works for them. With so many products available and new regulations to content with, we’re committed to guiding our customers to find the right product at the best price.”

Building Superstore is part of CMO Group Plc, itself the largest online-only retailer of building materials in the UK. By opening a trade account with Building Superstore, professional contractors can take advantage of flexible online ordering, special offers, discounts, select next day deliveries and tailored technical support. Account holders will also have access to over 130,000 products across CMO’s eight dedicated product superstores including Roofing SuperstoreDoor SuperstoreInsulation Superstore and the recently launched Plumbing Superstore.

Trade Account

A Building Superstore Trade Account can either be cash or credit and, as all the merchant’s products come directly from the supplier, the best and most competitive prices can always be guaranteed. The real value however comes from Building Superstore’s commitment to offering the best service possible, with each customer allocated their own account manager who will oversee their orders from start to finish.

Each Building Superstore account manager is on hand to provide expert guidance, finding cost-effective solutions to fit a range of budgets and identifying suitable alternative materials when necessary to avoid any potential disruptions or delays. Always available by phone and email, the Building Superstore team are dedicated to helping customers choose the best products for their project and supporting them right through to its completion.

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