Kingspan – What is daylighting?

Kingspan – What is daylighting?

In 2013, a RIBA commissioned survey revealed that one in five homeowners were unhappy with the amount of natural light in their homes. This lack of sunlight can have a significant impact on the health of occupants and often means lights are kept on for longer, wasting energy. But how can we avoid this issue? The answer is effective daylighting. Daylighting Daylighting is the practice of installing windows, or other openings such as rooflights, and…

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John Yewman – Product Service

John Yewman – Product Service

Completely Choice Focused Only the best and most extensive range of products will do says John Yewman, UK National Sales Office Manager. Here, John discusses how customers can take advantage of CCF’s excellent breadth of product choice and availability. “Having the right range of products ready to purchase when needed is a top priority for all of our customers. This requirement never changes, so it’s always front of mind for each and every CCF branch…

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Why you should embrace the green with Armstrong

Why you should embrace the green with Armstrong

CCF’s launch of its Completely Customer Focused programme has coincided with the 15th anniversary of the UK launch of Armstrong Ceilings’ pioneering recycling scheme and the fifth of its becoming the first mineral tile manufacturer in Europe to win Cradle to Cradle™ certification. Recycling ceilings The recycling scheme, which is completely free to contractors (unique through Armstrong), originated with End-of-Life tiles but now also incorporates off-cuts from new installations, and applies to any mineral ceiling…

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High performance acoustic underlays ideal for a wide range of floor finishes

High performance acoustic underlays ideal for a wide range of floor finishes

Thermal Economics provide a range of acoustic underlays, allowing a choice of product to suit the projects specific needs. All of these underlays are thin, dense and robust resilient layers that are easy to install. They provide excellent impact sound reduction with minimal compression, making them ideal for use directly below most types of floor finish and they can even be used beneath non-loadbearing partitions. Isorubber products are tested by independent bodies such as the…

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Guest blog – Kingspan – How to install Thermaroof / Thermataper over a concrete deck

Guest blog – Kingspan – How to install Thermaroof / Thermataper over a concrete deck

How to install Thermaroof / Thermataper over a concrete deck: Estimated time: 5 minutes. Watch our video on how to install Thermaroof and Thermataper roofing products over a concrete deck. Contact your local branch today for any further information or request a quote on Kingspan products.

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Armstrong Ceilings Ultima+ Range

Armstrong Ceilings Ultima+ Range

Armstrong Ceilings’ new-look tile range is the Ultimate The next-generation Ultima+ range of mineral tiles and planks now features an even brighter whiter smoother surface, with 87% light reflectance to help achieve 16% cost savings compared with indirect lighting*. Durability, as well as aesthetics, is also enhanced with fully-painted edges, while the addition of a re-engineered MicroLook 90 edge detail enables a better fit and improved visual finish when used with standard or designer grids….

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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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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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CCF Opens New Sheffield Branch

CCF Opens New Sheffield Branch

  On Monday 5th February we opened a brand new 30,000 sq ft branch in Sheffield to support a wide range of users operating within the interior building market in the area to access an unrivalled choice of products, availability, and expert knowledge. Our team, based on Oakham Drive, is on-hand to offer complete product and application advice. Alongside stocking an extensive range of insulation, drywall, ceilings, partitioning, flooring and fire protection products.  In addition,…

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