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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

External wall insulation transforms Ayrshire homes

EXTERNAL Wall Insulation (EWI) by Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified for the thermal and aesthetic upgrade of Weir properties owned by East Ayrshire District...

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”...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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