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  • Taplanes: Taplanes joins forces with Aiken Group
    Taplanes joins forces with Aiken Group
    Taplanes
    Andy Jones, Taplanes' regional engineer for the south of England, travelled to Aberdeen in Sept to join forces with Aiken Group at the SPE Offshore Europe Conference. The Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, conducted the official opening of the Aiken Group stand at the conference in true red ribbon style. The stand featured...
    19 October 2015
  • H+H UK: Rå Build offers essential speed for Silk Mills project
    Rå Build offers essential speed for Silk Mills project
    H+H UK
    Speed was of the essence in the development of Silk Meadows, which included 11 homes set along a newly constructed street. The street snakes through a Crest Nicholson development of two, three and four bedroom houses on the outskirts of Taunton. The urgency was because this phase of the 67-home development contained the three show homes needed to...
    09 January 2013
  • H+H UK: H+H aircrete blocks & Thin Joint system, Craven Gardens
    H+H aircrete blocks & Thin Joint system, Craven Gardens
    H+H UK
    Williams Homes used H+H Jumbo Bloks and H+H Celcon Blocks with Thin Joint Celfix mortar to build Craven Gardens, an exclusive development of eight detached four and five bedroom homes located in the historic market town of Melton Mowbray. The homes are designed to combine modern materials with energy efficient, low maintenance construction. H+H...
    08 November 2012
  • H+H UK: Light Gauge Steel vs Thin-joint Masonry
    Light Gauge Steel vs Thin-joint Masonry
    H+H UK
    Davis Langdon were commissioned by H+H UK Ltd to undertake a study to provide a detailed comparison between Light Gauge Steel (LGS) Frame construction and H+H UK Ltd thin-joint masonry construction using aircrete units. The study focused on a comparison of costs, together with speed of build, programme, robustness, thermal mass and other benefits...
    11 October 2012
  • Kingspan Insulated Panels: PowerPanel helps to keep costs down at Brook House
    PowerPanel helps to keep costs down at Brook House
    Kingspan Insulated Panels
    If you are in the business of advising people about the best ways to use renewable energy systems, it is important to practice what you preach, so when Sustainable Energy Systems Ltd (SES) came to refurbish one of their own buildings it made sense for them to take advantage of the new PowerPanel systems from Kingspan Insulated Panels. The Kingspan...
    07 March 2012
  • Kingspan Insulation: Exemplar design by Walters & Cohen and Kingspan systems
    Exemplar design by Walters & Cohen and Kingspan systems
    Kingspan Insulation
    A Kingspan Insulation roofing system, that provides insulation and drainage for flat roofs in one easy-to-install package, is top of the class at a school in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. The design for the £3.5m Cobblers Lane Primary School is based on the Exemplar Primary School design by architects Walters and Cohen, a commission the practice won...
    29 February 2012
  • Kingspan Insulated Panels: Kingspan AWP creates striking effect at Castle College
    Kingspan AWP creates striking effect at Castle College
    Kingspan Insulated Panels
    Castle College was created for Highfields as an Automotive & Engineering Training Centre. It needed to be a functional and energy efficient building as well as having a striking appearance. Kingspan Architectural Wall Panel AWP in mini-micro was used (KS1000MM) in Moorland Green, Linden Green and Yellow....
    28 February 2012
  • PowerPanel helps cut energy costs & achieve zero carbon
    Kingspan Insulated Panels
    A major refurbishment of the headquarters of the Ocean Housing Group in St Austell is demonstrating how using a thermally efficient insulated panel system and state-of-the-art photovoltaics from Kingspan can achieve outstanding results, even in the gloomiest winter weather. Matthew Goddard, Commercial Manager for main contractors MITIE Tilley...
    24 February 2012
  • Kingspan Insulation: Kingspan Insulation fills a vacuum
    Kingspan Insulation fills a vacuum
    Kingspan Insulation
    Kingspan Insulation has always been at the forefront in developing high performing insulation solutions for the construction industry, and is proud now to extend its product range by offering a Vacuum Insulation Panel (VIP). To be launched at Ecobuild 2012, the product is aimed at providing solutions to problem areas where space or technical...
    16 February 2012