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NIA launches New Build/Commercial Code of Professional Practice

THE National Insulation Association (NIA) has introduced a new Code of Professional Practice (CoPP) specifically for installer members working in new build and commercial...

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...

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...

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...

It’s a big deal for association

An insulation industry trade body has announced a big increase in membership as demand grows for external wall products. The Insulated Render and Cladding Association...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Products firm is a film star

SOME of the country’s most prized cinema heritage is protected by products supplied by Kingspan Insulation. The £12m BFI Master Store Building in Warwickshire was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...