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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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...