Armstrong partners CCF’s Completely Customer Focused ethos

Armstrong partners CCF’s Completely Customer Focused ethos

Armstrong Ceilings and CCF first partnered several decades ago, when CCF specialised in ceilings, but CCF has now evolved to offer an extensive range of interior solutions and become one of the manufacturer’s largest distributors, if not THE largest. While CCF’s “Completely Customer Focused” campaign is relatively new, the three key pillars upon which its values have been built are those common factors and philosophy which have made the partnership with Armstrong so successful. This…

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Kingspan – What is a floating floor and how do you insulate it?

Kingspan – What is a floating floor and how do you insulate it?

There’s a lot of jargon in this industry, but quite often it’s all very simple. Take ‘floating floors’ and how you insulate them. So, what is a floating floor? A floating floor is typically taken to mean a lightweight construction where chipboard, gypsum or cement fibre board floor panels are ‘floated’ across the top of the rigid insulation layer. Floating floors are used most often in domestic buildings especially when retrofitting or refurbishing an existing…

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Kingspan – How to mount a TV on insulated plasterboard

Kingspan – How to mount a TV on insulated plasterboard

So, you’ve found your way here because you’ve installed insulated plasterboard and you want to fix something heavy, like a TV, to your walls. Lightweight mirrors or lamps? Fine. Just use a self-drilling drywall anchor fixing, which is usually OK for loads of up to 8kg. Medium weight shelves or cabinets? Also fine, but be sure to use steel expanding cavity fixings, or ‘umbrella’ fixings, which transfer the load (of up to about 12kg per…

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Kingspan – Insulation: Do you really get what you pay for?

Kingspan – Insulation: Do you really get what you pay for?

Insulation: Do you really get what you pay for? That question is right at the heart of this blog post which will take an in depth look at a major research study which looks specifically at the impact of using a premium performance wall insulation solution in commercial properties, compared to a cheaper and poorer performing insulation. As you might expect, the cheaper insulation resulted in walls which were up to 80 mm thicker. The…

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Weber – What are the benefits of external wall insulation?

Weber – What are the benefits of external wall insulation?

External wall insulation makes it possible to insulate a home by fitting insulation to its external walls. This can improve thermal performance, reduce energy consumption and provide a pleasing aesthetic finish. EWI offers multiple advantages for both renovation and construction. 1 – What work does external insulation involve? External Wall Insulation (EWI) consists of applying several layers of render and insulation to a home’s external walls: insulation layer: polystyrene, mineral wool, resole foam glass fibre…

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Cembrit Fire Rated Sheathing Board – protective shell for steel and timber frame constructions

Cembrit Fire Rated Sheathing Board – protective shell for steel and timber frame constructions

Cembrit Windstopper Extreme is a versatile, tough A2 fire rated sheathing board which provides weatherproofing for the building. This allows interior work to proceed in a build before the exterior finish is complete. The board also has a proven fire resistance, and has been tested up to 120 minutes. Its vapour permeable characteristics allow the building to breathe, whilst accommodating insulation placed directly against the board. The Scandinavian heritage of Windstopper Extreme also ensures it…

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Armstrong – Royal War Blinded Centre

Armstrong – Royal War Blinded Centre

An Armstrong suspension grid for plasterboard ceilings, which is up to 40% quicker to install than traditional systems, has been used as the foundation for a completely bespoke, visually stunning day care centre ceiling that was created at a fraction of the cost of a specialist solution. SOLUTION: Armstrong’s Drywall Grid System (DGS) was used to form a curved ceiling at Scottish War Blinded’s new Hawkhead Centre for visually impaired veterans in Paisley, Scotland. Other…

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Guest Blog – Armstrong Ceilings’ new green video showcases recycling benefits

Guest Blog – Armstrong Ceilings’ new green video showcases recycling benefits

A look at the value that Armstrong Ceiling Solutions’ pioneering recycling schemes bring to saving the environment, and contractors’ money, is given in a new green video. The two-minute video showcases the numerous benefits for specifiers, main contractors and installers in signing up to Armstrong’s peerless green philosophy. This is to leave as small a footprint as possible through its commitment to employing energy savings, sustainable water management, waste reduction and more greenery for a…

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NEW weberend protect provides hydrophobic coating for buildings

NEW weberend protect provides hydrophobic coating for buildings

Weberend protect by Saint-Gobain Weber is the perfect solution for invisibly protecting external renders and other building substrates from water and liquid ingress. This hydrophobic coating prevents absorption of most types of surface contamination including water, oil and graffiti and reduces the risk of algae, moss, lichen and mould. Easily applied by roller, brush or spray, this protective coating keeps the building exterior clean and dry, providing a long lasting protection against the elements while…

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CCF Puts Completely Customer Focussed Initiatives First

CCF Puts Completely Customer Focussed Initiatives First

This year, we have commited to a national service training initiative for all staff, in addition to launching a new and improved website. The online resource and training will help to further develop the customer service experience, by improving access to technical expertise, sales support and account management solutions. The customer focused training initiative is being led by CCF’s external sales team and training specialists to upskill staff at every level, with an emphasis on…

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