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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CCF Econic Truck features at the Freight in the City 2016 Expo

CCF Econic Truck features at the Freight in the City 2016 Expo

Freight in the City Expo 2016 This year Travis Perkins Plc exhibited at the 2016 Expo, which is dedicated to making urban deliveries as safe, clean and quiet as possible. The second annual Freight in the City Expo took place on Wednesday 2nd November at Alexandra Palace, London, where more than 1,200 visitors attended from companies across the country with an interest in sustainable urban logistics. Last year we introduced Mercedes Econic trucks to our…

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Kingspan Cavity Wall: From Ancient Rome to Modern Britain

Kingspan Cavity Wall: From Ancient Rome to Modern Britain

Cavity Wall: From Ancient Rome to Modern Britain The humble cavity wall is loved by builders and developers across the country. It has been used in the construction of over three quarters of Britain’s homes. So how did this construction method come to dominate the British housing stock? The Early History The basic principles of cavity wall construction – two leaves separated by a void – have been around since ancient times, with examples found…

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How better sound performance can affect comfort levels

How better sound performance can affect comfort levels

How better sound performance can affect comfort levels Many of us will have experienced some sort of noise and sound performance issues within the home. Whether this is rowdy neighbours or kids playing loud music. The National Noise Attitude Survey, published in 2014 states: “54% of respondents are ‘bothered’ by neighbour noise, an increase from 37% in the 2000 survey, suggesting the problem is getting worse”. Acoustic comfort in the home is dependent on the acoustic…

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The Importance of CCF Fleet & Safety Management

The Importance of CCF Fleet & Safety Management

CCF Fleet & Safety Management As a leading distributor of insulation and interior products hence safety management plays a key role. It’s important to have a fully functioning national fleet of vehicles to service our customers. When managing a large fleet. many factors are needed to be considered . These are the driver’s, vehicles and the overall safety of employees and customers. Below is a summary of how CCF ensure safety management of its fleet….

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The Magic of Green Roofs Creating New Living Habitats

The Magic of Green Roofs Creating New Living Habitats

THE MAGIC OF GREEN ROOFS Green roofs provide a great way of turning unused space into living habitats. This can provide entertainment and enjoyment for all.   Alongside this, there are many practical benefits to installing a green roof. These include flood management, reduction of dust or smog levels. Also provision of an acoustic barrier, improvement of temperature regulation through the seasons. Lastly it ensures urban buildings look more attractive. While rural buildings suit their…

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Top 5 Apps for Builders and Contractors

Top 5 Apps for Builders and Contractors

Top 5 Apps for Builders and Contractors The use of these top 5 apps and others from your smartphone or tablet has become increasingly important. This massively helps the construction industry for productivity tools on site and in the office. With managing projects, contractors and bids the importance of effective communication has never been greater. As technology has developed overtime so has the way we communicate using smartphones and tablets. Through innovative solutions and the…

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Apprenticeships – Marcus’s Story

Apprenticeships – Marcus’s Story

Marcus successfully completed the CCF Management Apprenticeship Scheme and is now the Assistant Branch Manager in the recently opened CCF Gloucester branch. “I was working as a sales consultant for an insurance company alongside working part time as a fitness consultant, I felt as though I had limited career prospects. I found out about the Management Apprenticeship Scheme through the Travis Perkins website. I had no idea how large the Travis Perkins Group was before visiting the website,…

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East Manchester Expansion for CCF

East Manchester Expansion for CCF

We are thrilled to announce another exciting addition to our branch network in East Manchester. The new branch is based on Margaret Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne Manchester and features an original format which re-invents the traditional trade counter model. By this we mean a purpose-built trade counter which has a bespoke design to make it easy for time-pressed customer to select everything they need, as quickly as possible. CCF East Manchester – the facts; Ten new jobs…

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Cold Homes Need More Than Warm Words #GE2015

Cold Homes Need More Than Warm Words #GE2015

Energy efficiency has a fundamental role to play in helping the UK economy to grow. Our strategic partner, Knauf Insulation comments on the impending General Election result and the impact that will have on the UK’s ageing housing stock. What will tackling cold homes achieve? Millions can save money on their energy bills Vulnerable people will be less exposed to cold related illnesses saving the NHS money at a time of national need The UK…

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