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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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Grenfell inquiry hears how Celotex misled industry over fire rating

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The inquiry into the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower has heard from a former employee that foam insulation manufacturer Celotex misled the industry over the fire tests on its insulation board used in the tower block. The inquiry into the fire in June 2017, which killed 72 people, heard this …

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Superglass takes top Scottish engineering award

Ken Munro CEO Superglass

Leading insulation manufacturer Superglass has today (October 1 2020) been named Company of the Year by Scottish Engineering, recognising the company’s excellence in areas such as innovation and investment. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the traditional Awards Dinner couldn’t take place, but Scottish Engineering Chief Executive Paul Sheerin visited the …

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Chancellor to announce voucher scheme for home insulation

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The Green Homes Grant, to be announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer this week, will give hundreds of thousands of homeowners vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, a move which the Treasury hopes will help to support more than 100,000 jobs in the industry. Rishi Sunak …

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4,000 bacon butties later, Knauf Insulation wraps up Feel Good Factor tour

Over 4,000 free bacon butties were given out to builders across Great Britain last month as Knauf Insulation celebrated the 10th anniversary of ECOSE® Technology, its unique bio-based binder for mineral wool insulation. The Feel Good Factor roadshow toured branches of builders’ merchants and distributors, visiting 36 locations nationwide over …

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CCF a leading insulation and interior building products distributor has announced the appointment of Chris Woollard as Commercial Director.

CCF, insulation and interior building products distributor, has announced the appointment of Chris Woollard as Commercial Director. Following nine years working within Travis Perkins plc Group brands, Woollard will provide expertise and advice to support the Commercial Team, and drive innovative projects that ensure company growth. Since joining the Group in …

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