TLX Timber-Frame Wall Insulation

TLX Timber-Frame Wall Insulation

Timber-Frame Wall Insulation Timber-frame construction in the UK is based on factory-made structural elements. The timber-framed wall panels carry building loads to the foundations while the outer cladding provides decoration and weather protection. The construction method readily incorporates high levels of thermal insulation to conserve energy and cut heating costs. Timber framing offers designers plenty of flexibility over layout and external appearance. For cladding, the choice is wide: brick, stone or lightweight claddings such as…

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Knauf Cavity Wall Insulation

Knauf Cavity Wall Insulation

Full-Fill Cavity Walls Full-fill cavity walls are the most popular method of insulation. Roughly 55% of all new build cavity walls are fully-filled. If you include refurbishments, it takes the total to 85% of all residential cavity walls.  The reason is simple: filling a cavity with mineral wool offers substantial savings compared to partial-fill solutions – sometimes as much 50%. You’ll be able to achieve the thermal performance required by the Building Regulations while saving anything up to £535…

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Rockwool Flat Roof Insulation

Rockwool Flat Roof Insulation

Flat Roof A flat roof with a single-ply membrane (SPM) typically consists of a structural deck with a vapour-control layer, thermal insulation, and a polymeric single-ply membrane top sheet. With proper installation and good maintenance, these durable materials have a life expectancy of up to 30 years. Materials that are lightweight and easy to handle help reduce the costs. They need less structural support and are cheaper to transport. For a safer installation, try bonding the membrane to the substrate…

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Kay Metzeler Flooring Insulation

Kay Metzeler Flooring Insulation

Solid floor insulation comes in two types: • Above-the-concrete slab: The most common solution is suitable for use with underfloor heating systems • Below-the-concrete slab: Often specified for commercial applications with a heavy flow of footfall or machinery Suspended floor insulation comes in two types: Over suspended concrete beams: Frequently used in new-build and residential dwelling Over suspended timber beams: Can be constructed to Robust Details Kay-Cel Super Plus Kay Metzeler’s Kay-Cel Super Plus is a…

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Guest Blog – DOW Floormate Hill Barn Case Study

Guest Blog – DOW Floormate Hill Barn Case Study

Dow Floormate – Product Information Floormate -AP products are manufactured in the UK using technology that takes CO2 from industry and uses it as a blowing agent in order to create blue extruded polystyrene foam with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than five. The process of extruding polystyrene foam generates a mass of small, homogeneous closed cells which give the final product high design loads, low water absorption and excellent insulating properties. Such…

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Kingspan Cavity Wall: From Ancient Rome to Modern Britain

Kingspan Cavity Wall: From Ancient Rome to Modern Britain

Cavity Wall: From Ancient Rome to Modern Britain The humble cavity wall is loved by builders and developers across the country. It has been used in the construction of over three quarters of Britain’s homes. So how did this construction method come to dominate the British housing stock? The Early History The basic principles of cavity wall construction – two leaves separated by a void – have been around since ancient times, with examples found…

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Mapei Smoothing and Self Levelling Compounds

Mapei Smoothing and Self Levelling Compounds

MAPEI SMOOTHING AND SELF LEVELLING COMPOUNDS Irrespective of the substrate in question, Mapei’s exclusive range of Mapei Smoothing and Self Levelling Compounds therefore ensure all flooring scenarios are covered. When installing resilient floor coverings within British Standards, the floor requires a surface regularity of SR2. This means there is no more than a 5mm departure over a straight edged area of 2 meters (or 3mm if you wish to obtain SR1 standard). Failing to comply with…

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How better sound performance can affect comfort levels

How better sound performance can affect comfort levels

How better sound performance can affect comfort levels Many of us will have experienced some sort of noise and sound performance issues within the home. Whether this is rowdy neighbours or kids playing loud music. The National Noise Attitude Survey, published in 2014 states: “54% of respondents are ‘bothered’ by neighbour noise, an increase from 37% in the 2000 survey, suggesting the problem is getting worse”. Acoustic comfort in the home is dependent on the acoustic…

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The Importance of CCF Fleet & Safety Management

The Importance of CCF Fleet & Safety Management

CCF Fleet & Safety Management As a leading distributor of insulation and interior products hence safety management plays a key role. It’s important to have a fully functioning national fleet of vehicles to service our customers. When managing a large fleet. many factors are needed to be considered . These are the driver’s, vehicles and the overall safety of employees and customers. Below is a summary of how CCF ensure safety management of its fleet….

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The Magic of Green Roofs Creating New Living Habitats

The Magic of Green Roofs Creating New Living Habitats

THE MAGIC OF GREEN ROOFS Green roofs provide a great way of turning unused space into living habitats. This can provide entertainment and enjoyment for all.   Alongside this, there are many practical benefits to installing a green roof. These include flood management, reduction of dust or smog levels. Also provision of an acoustic barrier, improvement of temperature regulation through the seasons. Lastly it ensures urban buildings look more attractive. While rural buildings suit their…

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