Guest Blog – How to insulate a concrete floor

Guest Blog – How to insulate a concrete floor

In this guest blog Kingspan explain different methods of insulating a concrete floor. Much depends upon whether the floor is new or existing; how the floor will be used; the type of construction, and what you want to achieve. There are a few things to consider to help make your decision easier… Is the insulation strong enough? If your concrete floor is for industrial or heavy duty applications, then any insulation you use needs to…

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Guest Blog – What are Green Guide Ratings?

Guest Blog – What are Green Guide Ratings?

This guest blog by Kingspan explains the nature of Green Guide Ratings that are frequently used by product manufacturers. But, what are they and how are products assessed? Green Guide Ratings (more properly called BRE Green Guide Summary Ratings) first came into use in 1996 as a method of comparing the environmental credentials of individual construction materials easily. The products are ranked in order of their environmental impact in a range of generic building specifications. How…

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Guest Blog – How to insulate under a suspended timber floor

Guest Blog – How to insulate under a suspended timber floor

In this guest blog post, Kingspan provide a simple, practical guide to the best practice methods for fitting insulation boards, such as Kingspan Kooltherm K3 Floorboard, into a suspended timber floor. This is a floor where the timber floorboards are attached to floor joists and the insulation suspended on timber battens between the joists. This type of floor is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects. U-Value/Thickness of insulation We are assuming that you have already worked…

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CCF Prepares to Bring Insulation Expertise to Life at Ecobuild 2015

CCF Prepares to Bring Insulation Expertise to Life at Ecobuild 2015

Leading insulation and interiors building products distributor CCF is urging attendees to visit its unique insulation room-set at Ecobuild 2015 for first-hand experience of the product knowledge and technical expertise of its dedicated team who “never stop thinking about insulation.” The unique stand has been designed to reflect CCF’s significant investment in insulation including stock availability, staff knowledge, and breadth of choice, including specialist insulation for all application types. The room set, which is part…

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