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  • 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
  • Retailer chooses Aluglaze panels for distribution centre
    Panel Systems
    Sheffield-based architectural panel manufacturer Panel Systems has supplied Aluglaze insulated panels to a major supermarket retailer for a 633,500sq ft distribution centre on Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale. Over 400 light grey Aluglaze panels were supplied to the glazing contractors. Each panel was made with rigid Styrofoam insulation to...
    29 April 2013
  • Panel Systems: Panel Systems reports increase in demand for AluGlaze
    Panel Systems reports increase in demand for AluGlaze
    Panel Systems
    Panel Systems, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of architectural panels, has reported an increase in demand for its aluminium composite panels from architects and specifiers choosing an infill panel solution to bring old buildings to life or create vibrant new buildings. Danny Phelan, Sales Manager at Panel Systems, explains: “Aluminum is one...
    09 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