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  • Norbord: Norbord launches CaberAcoustic flooring range
    Norbord launches CaberAcoustic flooring range
    Norbord
    The UK's most specified chipboard flooring - CaberFloor 5 - has been upgraded with an attached acoustic layer on the underside to reduce both impact and airborne transmitted sounds in timber flooring. The new product is called CaberAcoustic and is suitable for domestic and non-domestic applications...
    02 October 2017
  • Knauf Insulation: Knauf Insulation helps Open Hands with warmer buildings
    Knauf Insulation helps Open Hands with warmer buildings
    Knauf Insulation
    Knauf Insulation recently donated a mixture of its Earthwool® insulation products to a project in Leicester, assisted by CRASH – the construction and property industry’s charity for the homeless – to help convert garages into a new support centre for The Open Hands Trust. The Open Hands Trust exists to make a powerful and lasting difference in the...
    16 April 2014
  • Knauf Danoline: Do you know the quality of the air in your office?
    Do you know the quality of the air in your office?
    Knauf Danoline
    How about in your living room? The answer might shock you, especially considering the fact that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors. Indoor air is polluted in many ways - building materials, furniture, cleaning agents and people all release particles and odours (so-called VOC's or Volatile Organic Compounds) that contaminate indoor air. Poor...
    03 April 2014
  • Address the sound of your home's acoustics
    Knauf Danoline
    In many countries, modern homes are designed with high ceilings and large glass surfaces to let as much daylight in as possible. Add to this the minimalistic trend of sparse furnishing and hard surfaces, and you have the formula for an unpleasant sound environment. In such rooms, the sound remains in the room for too long, reverberating between...
    03 April 2014
  • Knauf Insulation: Knauf Insulation joins Sustainable Energy Association
    Knauf Insulation joins Sustainable Energy Association
    Knauf Insulation
    Knauf Insulation is the latest company to join the newly launched organisation, Sustainable Energy Association, at the highest category of membership. As Knauf Insulation is one of the leading providers of energy efficiency measures and building products in the UK and across Europe, it has joined the Sustainable Energy Association to take an...
    18 March 2014
  • Knauf: Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion
    Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion
    Knauf
    Bag yourself a van in £20,000 Knauf promotion Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems – is reprising its popular Golden Ticket competition from last year with another stunning prize promotion worth over £20,000. Top of the prize list is a VW Caddy Van, which retails at over £14,000. Runner Up prizes...
    19 July 2013
  • Hunter Douglas: Inspiration at new college from Hunter Douglas
    Inspiration at new college from Hunter Douglas
    Hunter Douglas
    The landmark Newcastle Sixth Form College, designed by RMJM, is not only providing a state-of-the-art education facility but also makes a bold and impressive design statement. Hunter Douglas worked with contractor BAM and ceiling contractor Brebur Ltd to provide stretch metal LS8 1200x600mm tiles in white and grey, which were specified along with...
    08 July 2013
  • Hunter Douglas: Techstyle ceiling panel at Netherlands' Defence Ministry
    Techstyle ceiling panel at Netherlands' Defence Ministry
    Hunter Douglas
    Hunter Douglas has worked with Sander Architects to develop a new type of Techstyle ceiling panel for the recently renovated Netherlands' Defence Ministry. The flat, lightweight Techstyle panels have a plaster-like surface and their cellular structure and non-woven material means they absorb both high and low frequencies, providing highly...
    25 June 2013
  • Hunter Douglas: Synagogue refurb benefits from Hunter Douglas' expertise
    Synagogue refurb benefits from Hunter Douglas' expertise
    Hunter Douglas
    London’s Mill Hill Synagogue, which formed more than 60 years ago and now serves a 1,200-strong community, has undergone an extensive refurbishment that includes bespoke ceiling solutions from Hunter Douglas. Liaising with PCC Interiors, the main installers, Hunter Douglas provided 350m2 of solid wood - Siberian Larch - in the linear open system...
    20 June 2013
  • Hunter Douglas: Social consciousness among talented, young architects
    Social consciousness among talented, young architects
    Hunter Douglas
    Seven winners were honoured at the seventh edition of Archiprix International in Moscow this May. The biennial event under the patronage of Hunter Douglas offers universities and colleges from around the world a platform to present their best graduation projects in the field of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. Seven of the 25...
    19 June 2013
  • Hunter Douglas: Hunter Douglas to create major new operations site
    Hunter Douglas to create major new operations site
    Hunter Douglas
    Hunter Douglas is to consolidate its position as one of the country’s leading and most innovative architectural products manufacturers with a new operations base. As a market-leader in architectural systems, the company is to transfer all sales and production at its Hednesford office to the Hunter Douglas Faber site in Northampton, creating a...
    21 May 2013
  • Hunter Douglas: New ceiling solution to be launched by Hunter Douglas
    New ceiling solution to be launched by Hunter Douglas
    Hunter Douglas
    Hunter Douglas has a long tradition of innovation and is launching a Baffle ceiling solution to the UK that is ideal for large spaces, offering an adjustable and design-led system that make them the perfect bespoke solution for major developments. The Baffle ceilings are created for both indoor and outdoor commercial applications and works well...
    11 April 2013
  • Knauf: Knauf makes changes across the board
    Knauf makes changes across the board
    Knauf
    Clients, installers and stockists alike will benefit from new Knauf Plasterboard range, developed by Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems – to offer a wider range of performance options from a smaller number of board types; while introducing two high performance products for demanding commercial...
    06 March 2013
  • Knauf Insulation: Knauf insulation boosts 2 projects in Bootle, Liverpool
    Knauf insulation boosts 2 projects in Bootle, Liverpool
    Knauf Insulation
    Knauf Insulation has donated its Earthwool® insulation products to two projects in Bootle, Liverpool, assisted by CRASH, the construction and property industry’s charity for the homeless. Both projects involved the conversion of existing accommodation into self-contained flats for the homeless by the Bosco Society. The Bosco Society is a small...
    05 February 2013
  • Knauf Insulation: Polyfoam® ECO gets Best in Class BRE Green Guide rating
    Polyfoam® ECO gets Best in Class BRE Green Guide rating
    Knauf Insulation
    After extensive testing by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Knauf Insulation’s Polyfoam® ECO range of extruded polystyrene products has achieved a certified BRE Green Guide Rating of “A”. The Polyfoam ECO range are the only extruded polystyrene products to be independently assessed by the BRE allowing specifiers to have the utmost...
    04 February 2013