Visqueen’s High Performance Vapour Tapes

Visqueen’s High Performance Vapour Tapes

Interstitial condensation is one of the potential causes of dampness within a building. It occurs when pressure and temperature differences force warm, humid air from inside the building through structural elements in a wall or ceiling until the air reaches a point cold enough for the moisture in the air to condense. When this moisture condenses and permeates into building elements such as timber or insulation, materials dampen and, subsequently, mould can develop. This can…

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PROFAB: Can you trust product fire rating test certificates?

PROFAB: Can you trust product fire rating test certificates?

Choosing a product that carries the mark of a reputable third-party certification body gives assurances as to the performance of the products. Using certificated products, correctly installed, provides a powerful demonstration that due diligence’s have been served.   1000 SERIES CERTIFIRE ACCESS PANELS 1-2 HOUR FIRE RATED METAL ACCESS PANELS   As a manufacturer of passive fire protection products Profab Access Limited acknowledge the value placed on QA and product certification by architects, specifiers, contractors and…

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Armstrong Recycling Scheme

Armstrong Recycling Scheme

How the scheme works: Since 1999, the Armstrong ceiling recycling programme has diverted over 195 million square feet of old ceiling materials from going to landfill. When old ceiling tiles are being removed from a building, working with CCF, Armstrong can recycle them into new ceiling tiles. You can even arrange for CCF to collect your unwanted ceiling tiles which are then sent to the closest Armstrong Ceilings plant where they are up-cycled into new…

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ROCKWOOL® Fire Protection: Resistance Vs Reaction

ROCKWOOL® Fire Protection: Resistance Vs Reaction

Rob Wakefield, Technical Manager – Fire Protection at ROCKWOOL®, discusses the difference between the reaction to fire and the resistance to fire. Specifiers need to give careful consideration to the potential fire risk in buildings, with particular emphasis put on compartmentation to allow safe evacuation, reduce the risk of fire spread within the building and to enable access for fire fighters. To be able to achieve this, it is important to understand the difference between…

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Case Study: Rockfon ceiling solutions for work, rest and play

Case Study: Rockfon ceiling solutions for work, rest and play

Weaponness Park in Scarborough, a former brownfield site, has been transformed into a £15million development comprising an improved community leisure centre, a new stadium for Scarborough Athletic Football Club (bringing the club back to the town), a University Technical College and a satellite campus for Coventry University. Willmott Dixon were appointed by Scarborough Borough Council under Scape Group’s Major Works framework to deliver all three projects. The new facilities have helped revitalise this area of…

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Guest Blog British Gypsum – Acoustic Ceilings Range

Guest Blog British Gypsum – Acoustic Ceilings Range

British Gypsum acoustic ceilings range combines aesthetic design with performance and unique fire resistant properties. The Gyptone, Gyprex, Rigitone and Eurocoustic ranges offer enhanced acoustic, moisture and impact resistant performance with acoustic performance levels up to Class A sound absorption. Gyprex Vinyl faced, wipe-clean tile ideal for use in commercial ceiling applications 100% recyclable gypsum core Wipe-clean vinyl surface Antibacterial grade available High level of light reflectance and resistance to staining   Gyptone Perforated gypsum…

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Guest Blog Ecophon – Ceilings and Walls

Guest Blog Ecophon – Ceilings and Walls

Ecophon is an international market leader in the design and manufacture of acoustic ceiling and wall panel solutions. Part of the global Saint-Gobain Group, Ecophon provides innovative solutions to meet functional, aesthetic and value needs in a sustainable manner. ECOPHON® Focus™ Ecophon Focus™ offers different edge details Comprehensive range of sizes Level changes and installation options Available in a wide range of sizes and lengths Can be ordered in different standard and special NCS colours…

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Product Focus: Knauf Brio Dry Screed

Product Focus: Knauf Brio Dry Screed

Improved acoustic performance and underfloor heating efficiency for a range of applications. Knauf Brio is a dry screed engineered flooring panel made up of 60% recycled content that has an entirely dry installation process that maximises on-site efficiency. The strong, lightweight and quickly-installed dry screed system is specially developed for new or refurbished residential and commercial buildings. Knauf Brio is ideal for use over underfloor heating systems, with a very high thermal conductivity of R=0.38…

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Guest Blog Superglass – Party Wall Roll

Guest Blog Superglass – Party Wall Roll

Party Wall Function While the division between adjoining properties might have been assumed to be an area of neutral heat loss, in that no transfer would take place between spaces at similar temperatures, research confirms that cavity party walls are subject to significant energy leakage. Referred to as Thermal Bypass, the phenomenon is now taken into consideration within the current Building Regulations and potentially represents a major concern to house builders and designers in terms…

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Case Study: CCF helps to insulate the Falkland Islands

Case Study: CCF helps to insulate the Falkland Islands

When project ANEMOI, an initiative led by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to replace accommodation at the top of three mountains in the Falkland Islands, needed the right technical expertise, product availability and swift delivery service – they turned to Rexel UK Ltd and leading building products distributor CCF to get the job done with military precision. To get started, representatives from the MOD visited CCF Peterborough and outlined the building requirements. This included a…

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