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Food for thought


Tis the voice of the lobster; I heard him declare You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair I suppose it was only a matter of time. After the Great British Bake-Off, the Great British Pottery Throw-down and the Great British Sewing Bee, there was only really …

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Encon Insulation & Nevill Long grow Fire Protection Centres

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The Fareham branch of the independent distributor Encon and Nevill Long, is the latest to become a Fire Protection Centre, adding to the business’s growing network of fire protection branches. This latest development means nearly half of Encon’s nationwide branches are now dedicated centres, supporting customers on projects across the …

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Actis welcomes 2023 £1 billion home insulation scheme

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A nationwide insulation funding scheme aimed at middle income householders living in energy inefficient properties has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis – and is set to see merchants being busy when it launches in 2023. The £1 billion ECO+ scheme, which launches in the spring and will run for …

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Snowy days


I’ve written before about the Government’s new-but-not-exactly-revolutionary scheme to encourage householders to take up the challenge of making their homes more energy efficient. About how any publicity campaign is going to have its work cut out to make people prioritise insulating their lofts over spending on the garden, the car, …

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Government to fund £1bn home insulation scheme

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The Government is to spend up to £1bn on another scheme to improve the insulation and energy performance of UK homes. This time, the scheme will run alongside a public information campaign advising people how to cut power usage, and will also target some middle-income homes, and be administered via …

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Rockwool ups the efficiency ante with new trade insulation range

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Insulation supplier ROCKWOOL has launched Thermal Insulation Cavity Slab 32 and Thermal Frame Slab 32, two dual-purpose products that are the most thermally efficient stone wool insulation currently available in the UK and Ireland. Made using Rockwool’s patented NyRock® technology, the new products have a more efficient fibre structure that is …

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SuperFOIL Insulation goes carbon positive

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SuperFOIL Insulation’s range of products has gone greener with more recycled materials, less waste, and the company has gone carbon positive. Through switching to UK-based suppliers with a commitment to using more recycled content, the company’s products are now made with 45% recycled material on average. Meanwhile, the company has …

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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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ROCKWOOL launches NyRock technology

ROCKWOOL NyRock technology

As pressure mounts on the construction industry to deliver more thermally efficient buildings while preserving standards of fire and acoustic performance, ROCKWOOL has launched NyRock technology, an evolution in stone wool composition that delivers the lowest lambda stone wool insulation available in the UK. Created using a new patented production …

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All a load of greenwash?

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If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable. I’m not sure this government is really committed to improving the country’s green credentials. There. I’ve said it. Oh sure, individuals within government are probably convinced of the need to improve our use of energy – …

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