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  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO CHEMIE’S Peter Thompson retires
    ISO CHEMIE’S Peter Thompson retires
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Peter Thompson, a leading figure in the UK window and door sealants sector for more than two decades, is calling time on his career to pursue new activities. Currently general manager UK for ISO-CHEMIE, Peter will be retiring from his role at the end of June but is already planning the next instalment of his life with several personal projects...
    14 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-TOP WINFRAMER „TYPE 1” E30: new in-front-of-wall
    ISO-TOP WINFRAMER „TYPE 1” E30: new in-front-of-wall
    ISO-CHEMIE
    The ISO-Chemie family of in front of wall installation system products has a new member. The new ISO-TOP WINFRAMER „TYPE 1” E30 IN FRONT OF WALL INSTALLATION SYSTEM was specially designed for use in fire protection facades. The intumescent components of the new PURATHERM E30 material create an expansion effect when exposed to significant heat...
    06 June 2019
  • ISO-CHEMIE: ISO-Chemie Advice Service - ask the experts
    ISO-Chemie Advice Service - ask the experts
    ISO-CHEMIE
    Our ISO-Chemie Advice Service is made up of highly trained team members who will support you through the process of planning and implementing your construction projects. Take advantage of this service to overcome all the challenges associated with creating a top class building seal. If your site is already at the construction stage and you find...
    06 June 2019
  • A Proctor Group: New insulation product launched - Spacetherm® Slentex A2
    New insulation product launched - Spacetherm® Slentex A2
    A Proctor Group
    Spacetherm® Slentex A2 is the result of extensive research and development to produce a vapour permeable insulation with an A2 fire rating classification. The new insulation is classified as Class A2, s1 –d0 according to the Euroclass system, which classifies the reaction to fire performance of building products. Spacetherm Slentex A2 is a...
    06 May 2019
  • A Proctor Group: New Wraptherm wall membrane composite launched
    New Wraptherm wall membrane composite launched
    A Proctor Group
    The A. Proctor Group has launched a new wall membrane composite, which will improve airtightness levels whilst at the same time addresses the need to reduce thermal bridging, particularly in refurbishment projects. Wraptherm is a high-performance self-adhesive membrane composite specifically developed to be applied during the refurbishment of...
    18 January 2019
  • nmc (uk) ltd: New plant-based synthetic foam suitable for Climaflex®
    New plant-based synthetic foam suitable for Climaflex®
    nmc (uk) ltd
    A new synthetic foam based on renewable raw materials has been developed by NMC. The new NMC Naturefoam® is made mainly from polyethylene manufactured from sugarcane. Sugarcane grows back every year absorbing CO2 as it grows and thereby saves finite resources such as oil. This innovation significantly improves the environmental and energy...
    20 June 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 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 Insulation: Outstanding performance - Knauf Insulation and RoofSpace
    Outstanding performance - Knauf Insulation and RoofSpace
    Knauf Insulation
    Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool insulation has been installed as part of RoofSpace Solution’s award winning RoofSpace I-Roof™ System, at Derwenthorpe Village in York. The innovative solution achieved a U-value of 0.15 W/m2K and contributed to meeting Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Located in North Yorkshire, the new low carbon housing...
    20 February 2014
  • Panel Systems: Panel Systems helps raise awareness of street children
    Panel Systems helps raise awareness of street children
    Panel Systems
    Sheffield-based insulation distributor Panel Systems has helped to raise awareness across the UK of the plight of the millions of children across the world that live on the street, by supplying cut Styrofoam models for two special exhibitions which were held recently in London. As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Styrofoam insulation, Panel...
    07 August 2013
  • Knauf Insulation: Alumet reveals striking new façade
    Alumet reveals striking new façade
    Knauf Insulation
    Knauf Insulation has supplied its Earthwool® RainScreen Slab to a sophisticated new façade system installed on Alumet’s headquarters in Southam, Warwickshire, to ensure optimal fire, thermal and acoustic performance. The key to Knauf Insulation securing the project was its ability to provide in-depth technical support, including complex heat flow...
    01 August 2013
  • Celotex: Creating thermally efficient homes to strict standards
    Creating thermally efficient homes to strict standards
    Celotex
    Celotex ensures sustainable Poundbury is fit for a future king. On the fringes of Dorchester, Poundbury has become a pioneering example of a sustainable 21st Century housing model but with this comes a strict building code imposed by the Duchy of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales’ estate that owns the land. With challenging environmental standards...
    23 July 2013
  • Celotex: Performance achieved by Orion homes with PL4000
    Performance achieved by Orion homes with PL4000
    Celotex
    To help maximise saleable space whilst meeting U-value targets, Orion Homes has specified over 3,000m2 of Celotex PL4000 PIR insulation bonded to tapered edge plasterboard for its new Sunnydale Gardens housing development in West Yorkshire. Built by Orion Homes on a fully landscaped development, the Sunnydale Gardens estate comprises thoughtfully...
    19 July 2013
  • 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
  • Panel Systems: Cold winters are hot news for 'Insulation made easy'
    Cold winters are hot news for 'Insulation made easy'
    Panel Systems
    One of the coldest winters and springs for over 50 years has led to Panel Systems seeing a significant increase in demand for its Floormate and Roofmate insulation products. Perfect for DIY-ers, self builders and contractors, Roofmate and Floormate are extremely easy to install and highly effective in reducing the 40% of heat lost through floors...
    06 June 2013