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Online hubs offer insulation advice

ROCKWOOL has created a series of technical resource hubs to help specifiers access information and advice on specialist insulation solutions.  The online hubs comprise passive...

Procast lands massive North Lanarkshire housing upgrades contract

STRATHAVEN-based Procast has landed a £32.5 million contract to improve homes in North Lanarkshire. The four-year programme will involve roofing, rendering and insulation upgrades to primarily...

Orkney Islands Council encourages residents to make use of £1.5m initiative

ORKNEY Islands Council has highlighted the help available for local householders via the Scottish Government's HEEPS:ABS scheme. The initiative was launched to help improve the...

Scot targets building sector with plant-based insulation

THE produce of small-scale farmers in East Africa has gone global through a collaboration with a Scottish innovator. “We acknowledge it’s not the norm or...

Derbyshire firm opens first Scottish premises

A UK building and plumbing supply firm has opened its first Scottish base in North Lanarkshire. M Markovitz Ltd, headquartered in Derbyshire, opened the new...

Stirling insulation manufacturer scoops top industry award

INSULATION manufacturer Superglass has been named Company of the Year by Scottish Engineering. Due to Covid-19, the annual award dinner couldn’t take place this year,...

Century-old tenements set for refurbishment

PROCAST has been awarded an £880,000 contract to refurbish 100-year-old red sandstone tenement flats in Glasgow's east end. The project will involve an extensive makeover...

SFA and Zero Waste Scotland partner to offer football clubs ‘financial lifeline’

THE Scottish FA (SFA) and Zero Waste Scotland have partnered to offer free environmental support to football clubs across the country. Guidance will be given...

Procast lands Airdrie town centre refurb role

STRATHAVEN-based Procast has been awarded a contract in the upcoming project to refurbish properties in Airdrie's Buchanan and Hallcraig Streets. The contract forms part of...

Barrhead contractor lands contract to provide external wall insulation to Glasgow homes

HUNDREDS of homes across Glasgow are set to become more energy efficient with the addition of external wall insulation in time for winter. Delivered through...

Engineer creates insulation inspired by polar bear fur

AN engineer has used his passion for biomimicry to create a new type of home insulation inspired by the technical properties of polar bear...

Manufacturer urges PM not to abandon home insulation pledge

INSULATION manufacturer Superglass has called on the UK Government to fulfil its £9 billion manifesto pledge to fund household insulation following reports the commitment...
Protect VC Foil Ultra

Class W1 reflective membrane delivers in extreme conditions

An innovative design and build café project on a busy coastal sea front open to high winds and driving rain, has received added protection to its external wall structure thanks to the installation of Protect Thermo Extreme.

Building supply companies abandon merger

THE Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced it is cancelling its Phase 2 merger investigation after Kingspan abandoned its proposed deal with Building...

Scottish Government consultation reveals support for home energy improvements

A public engagement programme on how to end Scotland’s contribution to climate change has shown widespread support for home energy efficiency improvements, the Scottish...

Understanding heat loss will help address climate challenge

By Paddy Leighton, director, Icynene UK THE recently published Committee for Climate Change Report “UK Housing: Fit for the Future”, states that better standards of...
Rockwool new timber frame slab

Slab insulation range the ‘perfect choice’ for timber frame housing

INSULATION specialist Rockwool has launched a new timber frame slab insulation range to capitalise on the growing new-build timber frame housing market.  The new stone...

Better insulation vital to slowing global warming

By Paddy Leighton, UK director, Icynene THE uptake of energy efficiency measures such as loft and wall insulation must be accelerated for domestic housing if...

Kingspan helps transport London Bridge Station into the future

ADVERTORIAL The Kingspan OPTIM-R Flooring System has been installed as part of the £1bn refurbishment of London Bridge Station. The system was specified in two...

Innovation was the name of the game at RCI Show 2019

MANY of the biggest names in the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors made their way to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in late March for the...