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Borders mill manufactures natural fibre construction insulation

THE UK’s first dedicated natural fibre insulation mill, based in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, is now up and running. Following years of research and...

You have the power to reduce your energy costs this winter

By Martyn Raine, technical skills manager at SNIPEF, the trade association for plumbing and heating professionals in Scotland and Northern Ireland "Go and put another...

Private investor completes acquisition of Avonside Energy

PRIVATE investor Rcapital has completed the acquisition of Avonside Energy Limited, the insulation and solar PV service provider. Avonside Energy is a standalone division of...

Flooring contractor sets sights on growth after major investment

SPECIALIST flooring contractor Advanced Traditional Screeding (ATS) has announced it is investing £500,000 in a new division to offer an insulation system tipped to...

Firm creates senior recladding and façades role

INSULATION specialist ROCKWOOL has promoted Hedley Thompson to the newly-created role of recladding and façades sector manager. The firm described the move as the first...

Knauf Insulation to invest over £45 million in UK glass mineral wool plants

KNAUF insulation has announced a series of investments in its two UK glass mineral wool plants, with the aim of boosting capacity and improving...

Orkney to trial underfloor robot in home insulation bid

A robot capable of spraying foam insulation under floors is to be trialled across selected homes in Orkney this month. The trial will be managed...

Construction membranes deliver hidden protection and thermal efficiency benefits

A combination of wall construction membranes from Glidevale Protect has been installed across two social housing developments, designed and built by modular construction specialists Connect Modular, part of The Wee House Group.

Materials manufacturer pledges support for construction industry charity

CONSTRUCTION materials manufacturer, TN International, has announced it has joined the industry charity CRASH as a corporate patron to support its work in helping...

TN International acquires bitumen roofing specialist in multi-million pound deal

TN International (TNi), owner of Scottish insulation manufacturer Superglass, has acquired bitumen roofing manufacturer Chesterfelt in a multi-million pound deal. The deal has been described...

Tapered insulation points way to long-term warm, dry flat roof performance

By James Wilkinson, design team manager at flat roof and single-layer tapered insulation specialist, Gradient PONDING caused by inadequately-designed falls is a significant contributor to...

Natural insulation factory in Jedburgh a step closer after funding boost

A Borders-based factory producing carbon negative insulation for homes and commercial properties has moved a step closer following a £3 million investment from the...

Insulation specialist highlights green credentials with new packaging

KNAUF Insulation has announced the launch of new packaging designed to make it easier to handle its non-combustible insulation products and reduce the firm's...

Red letter day for Knauf Insulation

KNAUF Insulation has announced it has become the first insulation manufacturer in Europe to have its glass mineral wool product range accredited as DECLARE...

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,...