Kay Metzeler Guest Blog – Underfloor heating

Kay Metzeler Guest Blog – Underfloor heating

CCF Partner with Kay Metzeler for Underfloor Heating Insulation Solutions In modern construction, space is key. This combined with an increasing need for thermal efficiency has led to a high demand for underfloor heating in both commercial and residential builds. Kay Metzeler, one of the country’s leading suppliers of Expanded Polystyrene products, recognise this demand and manufacture innovative underfloor heating products in varying grades, types and sizes for all projects. Underfloor Heating Panels Kay-Cel Underfloor…

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ROCKWOOL Guest Blog – Fire safety

ROCKWOOL Guest Blog – Fire safety

FIRE SAFETY IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS: STONE WOOL INSULATION COMPLIANCE Tim Vincent, Head of Technical at ROCKWOOL explains why specifiers should consider non-combustible stone wool insulation in multi-storey buildings. Buildings over 18m in height present numerous challenges when it comes to insulation requirements and fire safety standards. Given that most fires occur in domestic dwellings, high-rise residential buildings over 18m have a high safety risk in the event of a fire due to the long escape…

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Knauf Guest Blog – Full Fill Masonry Cavity Walls

Knauf Guest Blog – Full Fill Masonry Cavity Walls

Full Fill Masonry Cavity Walls and Exposure to Wind Driven Rain Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool® DriTherm Cavity Slabs are a mineral wool insulation product, specifically designed for use in masonry cavity walls and are approved for use in all exposure zones by the British Board of Agrément. The exposure of any site or building to wind-driven rain is dependent on its geographical location and various site specific factors. Due to some rain penetration problems in parts…

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CCF Econic Truck features at the Freight in the City 2016 Expo

CCF Econic Truck features at the Freight in the City 2016 Expo

Freight in the City Expo 2016 This year Travis Perkins Plc exhibited at the 2016 Expo, which is dedicated to making urban deliveries as safe, clean and quiet as possible. The second annual Freight in the City Expo took place on Wednesday 2nd November at Alexandra Palace, London, where more than 1,200 visitors attended from companies across the country with an interest in sustainable urban logistics. Last year we introduced Mercedes Econic trucks to our…

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Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Quiet please!

Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Quiet please!

Paul Barrett, Product Manager at ROCKWOOL® Ltd looks at acoustic issues in educational buildings and explains how selecting the right insulation can help contractors meet best practice requirements and deliver additional cost saving and fire safety advantages.  Acoustics Matter Acoustics in educational buildings matter. It’s imperative that ambient noise is kept as low as possible to minimise intrusion and distraction in these environments. It’s no surprise that studies consistently show that quieter classrooms and workplaces…

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Mapei Blog – Imperial War Museum Case Study

Mapei Blog – Imperial War Museum Case Study

CCF BRINGS MODERN FLOORING SOLUTION TO THE HISTORIC IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM When London’s Imperial War Museum (IWM) planned its £35 million refurbishment transformation in commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, the museum turned to Mapei, Polished Concrete Designs and CCF – a leading interior building products distributor – to provide a sound flooring solution fit for the prestigious building. CCF worked alongside the manufacturer and installer during the major redevelopment project to…

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Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Fire Stopping solutions

Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Fire Stopping solutions

Rob Wakefield, Technical Fire Protection Manager at ROCKWOOL, outlines why contractors need to place careful consideration on the products used to insulate wall and floor voids. As many contractors and ration of the design and potential fire risk in buildings is imperative. In particular, emphasis on fire containment to allow safe evacuation, reduce the risk of fire spread to other buildings, and enable access for fire fighters is of supreme importance when working on new or…

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Kingspan Guest Blog: Cavity Walls – The Future

Kingspan Guest Blog: Cavity Walls – The Future

Cavity Walls – The Future Back in 2011, the RIBA carried out an extensive survey of modern homes and homebuyer’s opinions towards therm. The report showed that for people who would consider purchasing a new-build home, energy efficiency was the most important benefit, whilst for 60% of people who would not consider a new-build home, small room sizes was the key draw-back. These results neatly summarise the dilemma developers currently face. With demand continuing to…

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