Tag Archives: Actis

Laird opens Actis-insulated community ‘shed’

ACTIS Community Shed Opening Pipe welcome for Earl of Aboyne

A new community building in Aberdeenshire aimed at tackling social isolation, to which Actis donated more than 400 sq m of insulation materials, has been officially opened. The official opening of the 3,500 sq ft timber frame and blockwork Aboyne and Mid-Deeside Community Shed was attended by around 100 people …

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New Part L convention makes U-value calculations clearer for users


Lack of clarity on how to carry out U-value calculations for those specifying multifoil insulation has been resolved – thanks to the introduction of a new convention brought in under revised Part L of the Building Regulations this summer. The updated BR443’s clear guidelines will also help building control officers …

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Actis training module earns CPD certification

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A training module devised by insulation specialist Actis has received official certification from the CPD Certification Service. The training module demonstrates how to comply with changes to Part L and prepare for Future Homes Standards. Tomorrow’s Insulation Solutions for Future Homes Standards is the fourth in Actis’ series of professional …

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Actis ticks all RIBA ‘mandatory competencies’ boxes

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The importance of sustainability, ethical practice and health and safety were key topics at a recent RIBA CPD Providers Network event attended by Actis specification manager, Amaret Chahal. It was the first time Actis had been invited to join other RIBA-approved CPD providers at the event, following the inclusion of …

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Actis appoints new East of England area sales manager

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Actis has appointed Jerrell Paton as its new East of England area sales manager. Paton will help increase awareness of the benefits of the Actis Hybrid range of insulation and insulating membrane products. He aims to strengthen existing relationships with merchants and distributors and forge new ones throughout the East of …

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Actis and STA respond to initial consultation on the government’s Future Homes Standard

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The construction industry has just a few more weeks in which to respond to the government’s proposed revisions to Parts L and F of the Building Regulations – the first step towards its Future Homes Standard. And insulation specialist Actis has been working with the Structural Timber Association on the …

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Actis welcomes cross-party report on how timber can help solve the housing crisis

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A report published this month into how the timber frame industry can play a major role in helping solve the housing crisis has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries says the government must commit to long-term investment into the industry to give …

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Actis welcomes appointment of  government’s MMC champion

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The appointment of construction industry renaissance guru Mark Farmer as the government’s champion of Modern Methods of Construction has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. “The author of the ground-breaking, government commissioned Farmer Review of the Construction Labour Model, which called on the industry to ‘modernise or die’ in 2016 …

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Actis CPD at football ground thermal efficiency conference


Architects, developers and surveyors will be given a chance to learn about the latest developments in the thermal, acoustic and HVAC sectors at a free conference later this month at Bournemouth Football Club. Delegates at the TEAC(H) – Thermal Efficiency, Acoustics and HVAC – conference on Wednesday September 25, will …

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