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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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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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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