Thermal Economics – Floating Floor Insulation Products

Thermal Economics – Floating Floor Insulation Products

Floating acoustic floors are a simple and proven method of reducing impact and airborne sound in new build and refurbishment projects. Over the past decade acoustic boards or decks have become extremely popular and there are many variants available. The quality and performance of these products can range drastically, so it is important to ensure that the products that you are using are fit for purpose. These products are designed for use in floor build…

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NEW weberend protect provides hydrophobic coating for buildings

NEW weberend protect provides hydrophobic coating for buildings

Weberend protect by Saint-Gobain Weber is the perfect solution for invisibly protecting external renders and other building substrates from water and liquid ingress. This hydrophobic coating prevents absorption of most types of surface contamination including water, oil and graffiti and reduces the risk of algae, moss, lichen and mould. Easily applied by roller, brush or spray, this protective coating keeps the building exterior clean and dry, providing a long lasting protection against the elements while…

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Supplier Focus: Isover

Supplier Focus: Isover

  When it comes to choosing an insulation product, many contractors and builders choose a product based on thermal performance, but there are many other factors that should be considered, including acoustic performance; which can improve the health and well being of a building’s occupants. Over the last few years, there has been a real push on the thermal performance of properties, which has consequently led builders and contractors to choose insulation that both prevents…

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How to calculate the thickness and select a fire protection system for steelwork

How to calculate the thickness and select a fire protection system for steelwork

Approved Document B of the Building Regulations require certain elements of a structure to have a fire resistance for a specified minimum period. The main objective being to protect the structure so that the occupants can escape safely from the building and so that fire fighters can enter the building to save the lives of occupants that may have become trapped. The more difficult for the occupants to escape, the longer the fire protection period…

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Product Focus: Knauf Sliding Doors

Product Focus: Knauf Sliding Doors

At CCF we provide you with the best quality products and we know that the Knauf Sliding Doors is one of them. The kit has everything you need in one box, which allows for installation of doors that slide into the cavity of a partition and are designed to fit UK metal stud sizes. Product Features One person installation 20 minutes installation time Each kit contains a soft close mechanism as standard Fully warranted Only…

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Product Range Guide 2018

Product Range Guide 2018

  Every year we release an updated version of our Product Range Guide which contains over 5,000 products that you can browse wherever and whenever you like – either with your own hard copy, or the online version on our website. This year’s no different, as we recently launched our 2018 guide which is even better than ever, jam packed full of  products including: Drywall Fire Protection Insulation External Envelope Suspended Ceilings Partitioning Flooring &…

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Visqueen’s High Performance Vapour Tapes

Visqueen’s High Performance Vapour Tapes

Interstitial condensation is one of the potential causes of dampness within a building. It occurs when pressure and temperature differences force warm, humid air from inside the building through structural elements in a wall or ceiling until the air reaches a point cold enough for the moisture in the air to condense. When this moisture condenses and permeates into building elements such as timber or insulation, materials dampen and, subsequently, mould can develop. This can…

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PROFAB: Can you trust product fire rating test certificates?

PROFAB: Can you trust product fire rating test certificates?

Choosing a product that carries the mark of a reputable third-party certification body gives assurances as to the performance of the products. Using certificated products, correctly installed, provides a powerful demonstration that due diligence’s have been served.   1000 SERIES CERTIFIRE ACCESS PANELS 1-2 HOUR FIRE RATED METAL ACCESS PANELS   As a manufacturer of passive fire protection products Profab Access Limited acknowledge the value placed on QA and product certification by architects, specifiers, contractors and…

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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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Product Focus: Knauf Brio Dry Screed

Product Focus: Knauf Brio Dry Screed

Improved acoustic performance and underfloor heating efficiency for a range of applications. Knauf Brio is a dry screed engineered flooring panel made up of 60% recycled content that has an entirely dry installation process that maximises on-site efficiency. The strong, lightweight and quickly-installed dry screed system is specially developed for new or refurbished residential and commercial buildings. Knauf Brio is ideal for use over underfloor heating systems, with a very high thermal conductivity of R=0.38…

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