Actis has appointed a new technical manager, Harsha Mistry, who will work alongside Thomas Wiedmer in the newly created role.
Before joining Actis, Mistry was involved in a variety of hospitality, residential and commercial projects in the UK and India, working closely on-site with builders and craftsman, where her in-depth knowledge of materials, joinery and detail drawings were invaluable.
Actis UK and Ireland sales director Mark Cooper said: “Harsha’s appointment means we can expand our technical resource as we enjoy continued growth. With the net zero target drawing ever closer, more and more specifiers are appreciating that our range of insulation solutions offer a quick, clean and easy way to create a thermally efficient building.”
Its launch earlier this year of a major new Actis product, a two-in-one reflective insulation with an integrated vapour barrier, has seen a marked leap in interest in the already popular Actis range.
The company’s latest product in the Actis stable, Eolis HC, has been designed to enable builders and roofers to reduce the number of steps required to achieve an impressive U-value as well as airtightness in roofs.
Cooper added: “Harsha and Thomas’ technical backgrounds mean they understand the very complex issues faced by architects and specifiers. They have both worked at the coalface in the construction industry, so speak the same language as those aiming to build the energy efficient homes of the future as well as improve the thermal performance of existing properties through retrofitting.”
Actis’ Triplex technology iits core ensures installation is not only twice as quick as traditional alternatives, but will also transform the loft and barn conversion sector where headroom is at a premium due to shallow rafters Eolis HC sits alongside the Hybrid range which also helps counteract thermal bridging and improve U-values.
Mistry commented: “I’m passionate about helping the construction industry work towards net zero. It’s great to join a company which shares my goals and values and is playing such a major role in helping the profession achieve this.”