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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...

Trade show to shine a light on industry issues

THE RCI (Roofing, Cladding & Insulation) Show is back for 2019. The dedicated trade event for the roofing, cladding and insulation industry will turn its...

Spray foam insulation tipped to help tackle fuel poverty

THE British Urethane Foam Contractors Association (BUFCA) has urged specifiers and landlords to evaluate the energy performance of their housing during the Big Energy...

Superglass CEO appointed to Construction Scotland ILG

CONSTRUCTION Scotland has announced the appointment of Ken Munro, CEO of Stirling-based glass mineral wool insulation product manufacturer Superglass to its Industry Leadership Group...

Insulation solution helps historic church feel the heat

CONTRACTORS working on the restoration and modernisation of a 1930s-built church in Manchester have turned to spray foam insulation to solve a difficult heat...

The art of thermal improvements to listed buildings in Aberdeen

John Rennie from NBT discusses the use of woodfibre insulation from the Pavatex range to enable thermal performance improvements to Aberdeen Art Gallery A grade...

Aberdeen factory to tackle fuel poverty

A new factory in Aberdeen is to produce an “extraordinary new innovation” in internal wall insulation designed to make homes warmer and healthier. The site...

Cavity panel could be greener option

AN entrepreneur claims to have the solution to building low cost energy-efficient homes with a wall insulation product that could be of “great benefit”...

A modern touch for historic buildings

Paddy Leighton, director at Icynene UK, discusses how trials using spray applied insulation have proved successful in historic and difficult to treat buildings in...

Sustainability improvements help ‘future proof’ Dundee homes

A Dundee firm has helped 'future-proof' 88 housing association properties in the city following a £3.5 million energy overhaul. GoSustainable said the upgrade of homes...

Dumfries church project opts for spray foam solution

DESIGNERS of a new community Baptist Church, nearing completion in Dumfries, turned to spray applied insulation specialists, Icynene to solve a complex insulation challenge. The...

Putting safety first

By Adrian Pargeter, head of technical and product development, Kingspan Insulation Limited THE devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in June has raised many serious questions...

Spray foam insulation turns up the heat in Glasgow

REIDVALE Housing Association (HA) in the Dennistoun suburb of Glasgow, turned to spray applied installation specialists Icynene for a solution to the insulation of...

Is an airtight seal just an airtight seal?

By Peter Thompson, general manager of ISO-CHEMIE UK THE more airtight we make our buildings the less fresh air is able to penetrate through unwanted...