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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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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Driving To Deliver Service With A Difference

Driving To Deliver Service With A Difference

Emily Caviglia, a delivery driver for insulation and interior building products distributor CCF, reveals what attracted her to the construction and distribution sector and how she puts service first for customers every day. Taking the wheel Having worked in an office environment and similar indoor roles it was in 2014 that Emily decided she would take her love of driving and make a career out of it by training to becoming a Class 1 HGV driver….

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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 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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Tackling Passive Fire Protection with effective insulation specification

Tackling Passive Fire Protection with effective insulation specification

As Building Regulations have become more stringent over time, specifiers need to make smart choices when it comes to choosing insulation solutions. Here, Annemarie Shotton, Category Group Manager for insulation at CCF, discusses the challenges and how CE-marking and third party accreditation certified insulation products offers an efficient and simplified solution for Passive Fire Protection. Fire protection and safety has long been an important and vital part of the specification and building design process due…

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Taking an innovative approach to achieving U-values

Taking an innovative approach to achieving U-values

Taking an innovative approach as part of a whole building solution to achieve U-values can not only meet or exceed Building Regulation and prevent heat loss, but also improve design and build efficiencies offering an overall superior result. Annemarie Shotton, Category Group Manager for insulation at CCF, discusses methods of insulating walls and the benefits new products are bringing to market.   When it comes to insulating a new-build, materials change of use or refurbishment…

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