Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 2: Why use BIM?

Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 2: Why use BIM?

In the second guest blog in their series on Building Information Modelling (BIM), Kingspan Insulation explain the potential benefits for businesses adopting it. In this second post in our series of blogs about Building Information Modelling (BIM) we will be discussing why we need to embrace the use of BIM within the industry, and the benefits we will see from it once it is in place. These benefits will be seen not only over the design and…

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Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 1: What is BIM?

Guest Blog – BIM for the Baffled Part 1: What is BIM?

In this guest blog, Kingspan Insulation explore Building Information Modelling (BIM) and explain why it is such an important topic.  In its most basic form BIM (or Building Information Modelling) is a way of managing all the information required in a building project. It is an expanding, and increasingly important topic which depends upon a large amount of technical information and building data. In this series of blog posts, over the next few weeks, we…

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How Part L Is Putting Fabric First

How Part L Is Putting Fabric First

You may have seen many mentions of Part L over the last few years, often in relation to the UK’s goal of having zero carbon buildings by 2016. Part L is closely tied to the Code for Sustainable Homes which many contractors have undoubtedly come across in their professional lives. The Code has had a significant impact on Part L; most notably through its influence on an industry-wide agreement that buildings need to save energy…

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Introducing Your Dedicated Insulation Sales Team

Introducing Your Dedicated Insulation Sales Team

Since 2013 CCF has been growing its dedicated insulation sales team to offer you a tailored and dedicated service. We interviewed Sales Director Martyn Rolfe to discover exactly how his team can help you. How has your team changed following recent investment? “The strength and capacity of the insulation sales team has continued to increase and there was further investment in 2014 so that we were ready to take our insulation offering to the next…

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Win a Brand New Van with TrustFord!

Win a Brand New Van with TrustFord!

We’ve partnered with TrustFord to give you the chance to win a brand new Ford Transit Custom van as well as a number of instant prizes. Anyone spending £250 on insulation will automatically receive a Winsulation scratch card from their local CCF branch. Every card guarantees a prize including Kindle Fires, and £250 vouchers to spend on leading insulation products from Knauf Insulation, Kingspan, and Celotex. A unique code on each scratch card will give…

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Insulation Expertise Brought to Life at EcoBuild 2015

Insulation Expertise Brought to Life at EcoBuild 2015

The CCF section of the Travis Perkins Group stand was certainly eye-catching thanks to a unique room-set which brought our new advertising campaign to life. This gave all visitors to the stand a taste of what it’s like to be a CCF insulation champion who “never stops thinking about insulation.” The bed, complete with insulation duvet, was a firm favourite at this year’s show and our team was inundated with questions about the service on…

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A Sound Solution For Banishing Unwanted Noise

A Sound Solution For Banishing Unwanted Noise

Growing demand for both domestic and commercial properties is creating tightly packed neighbourhoods and business communities that edge closer to busy roads and public areas, making noise pollution an increasingly dominant part of everyday life. Annemarie Shotton, Category Manager for Insulation at CCF, discusses the importance of acoustics.   Sources of noise, whether airborne from traffic or voices or from impact such as people walking around upstairs, can be distracting for office workers, a problem for…

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Guest Blog – What are Green Guide Ratings?

Guest Blog – What are Green Guide Ratings?

This guest blog by Kingspan explains the nature of Green Guide Ratings that are frequently used by product manufacturers. But, what are they and how are products assessed? Green Guide Ratings (more properly called BRE Green Guide Summary Ratings) first came into use in 1996 as a method of comparing the environmental credentials of individual construction materials easily. The products are ranked in order of their environmental impact in a range of generic building specifications. How…

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CCF Prepares to Bring Insulation Expertise to Life at Ecobuild 2015

CCF Prepares to Bring Insulation Expertise to Life at Ecobuild 2015

Leading insulation and interiors building products distributor CCF is urging attendees to visit its unique insulation room-set at Ecobuild 2015 for first-hand experience of the product knowledge and technical expertise of its dedicated team who “never stop thinking about insulation.” The unique stand has been designed to reflect CCF’s significant investment in insulation including stock availability, staff knowledge, and breadth of choice, including specialist insulation for all application types. The room set, which is part…

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Guest Post – Zeroing in on Part L in 2015

Guest Post – Zeroing in on Part L in 2015

The New Year is well and truly here and the visit from Santa (assuming you have all been good of course) is but a distant memory as 2015 stretches out in front of us.  So, what joys await the wonderful world of construction? Or more precisely, what Part L regulatory challenges do we face? Given that buildings account for 45% of the UK’s CO2 emissions, policy tweaks to tackle this challenge are never far away and…

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