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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Knauf Launches NEW Jointing Range

Knauf Launches NEW Jointing Range

Knauf has launched a new range of powdered joint fillers and finishes that give improved workability for contractors and provide a better finish for follow-on trades. Joint Filler Premium and Joint Cement Premium provide bedding and finishing for joint tape respectively while the Fill and Finish Premium option can be used for both applications. The Premium range was developed following extensive research with contractors, understanding the characteristics that would be required from a perfect jointing…

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Building Homes with Better Acoustic Performance

Building Homes with Better Acoustic Performance

The most recent Government National Noise Attitude Survey found that 48 per cent of British people felt their home life was spoilt to some extent by noise; which highlights the importance of good sound insulation – and offers housebuilders an opportunity to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Saint-Gobain’s UK Home, Health and Wellbeing Report suggests that one of the most common features homebuyers attribute to an ideal home is low levels of noise and peaceful surroundings. Internal…

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Weber Guest Blog

Weber Guest Blog

Weber’s YouTube video illustrates how to remove unsightly algae using high performance weber CL150. Saint-Gobain Weber takes training in the specification and application of their innovative, market leading materials responsibly.  A team of technical advisors is available to support and advise, either over the telephone or on site, on the correct use of a diverse product offering. “In addition to the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy here in Bedfordshire, one of several across the country,” says Rob…

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Armstrong – Dumbarton Care Home

Armstrong – Dumbarton Care Home

BACKGROUND A suspended grid system from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, that sub-contractors have found supremely quick to install, has been used on a building forming part of a council’s biggest-ever capital investment programme. SOLUTION Some 3,500m2 of Armstrong’s DGS (Drywall Grid System) was specified for the new state-of-the-art £13.1 million new Dumbarton Care Home designed by Cooper Cromar Architects for West Dumbarton Council in conjunction with Hub West Scotland, its development partner. The DGS suspension system for…

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Rockfon Guest Blog – Grid Release

Rockfon Guest Blog – Grid Release

New grids, acoustic wall solutions and helpful installation videos from Rockfon With our three new developments, we can provide you with more help and choice when it comes to specifying acoustic ceilings and wall panels. The ultimate matt white grid New Matt White 11 is our whitest grid. By diffusing light, its subtle textured surface helps drastically reduce reflections that are traditionally found with metal surfaces, helping to eliminate the contrast between the ceiling tile and…

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Thermal Economics – Floating Floor Insulation Products

Thermal Economics – Floating Floor Insulation Products

Floating acoustic floors are a simple and proven method of reducing impact and airborne sound in new build and refurbishment projects. Over the past decade acoustic boards or decks have become extremely popular and there are many variants available. The quality and performance of these products can range drastically, so it is important to ensure that the products that you are using are fit for purpose. These products are designed for use in floor build…

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Kingspan – How to insulate under a suspended timber floor – a practical guide

Kingspan – How to insulate under a suspended timber floor – a practical guide

In this blog post we aim to provide a simple, practical guide to the best practice methods for fitting insulation boards, such as Kingspan Kooltherm K103 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…

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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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Product Focus: Knauf Sliding Doors

Product Focus: Knauf Sliding Doors

At CCF we provide you with the best quality products and we know that the Knauf Sliding Doors is one of them. The kit has everything you need in one box, which allows for installation of doors that slide into the cavity of a partition and are designed to fit UK metal stud sizes. Product Features One person installation 20 minutes installation time Each kit contains a soft close mechanism as standard Fully warranted Only…

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