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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Product Focus: Knauf ProRoll

Product Focus: Knauf ProRoll

Roller-applied plaster that is suitable for a perfect finish over existing smooth or textured backgrounds. Knauf ProRoll, is a new roller applied finishing solution that is an alternative to traditional plastering methods. Quick and easy to use, it is ideal for residential and small to medium size applications, for plasterboard backgrounds or smoothing textured finishes in refurbishment projects, improving the legacy ceilings of the 70s and 80s. The ProRoll range consists of the ProRoll Max and…

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Guest Blog OWA – Ceilings Range

Guest Blog OWA – Ceilings Range

OWA ceilings manufacture the widest range of ceiling systems in mineral and metal materials. The OWA ceilings range includes room acoustics, fire protection, hygiene, metal, moisture resistance and air purity. The CCF and OWA ceilings partnership has enabled both companies to supply a growing number of key accounts and architect designed projects through the industry leading CCF and TP logistics facilities. OWAcoustic Smart Sandila Micro A popular every day white 14mm ‘sand’ surfaced ceiling tile…

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NEW: Armstrong Dune eVo Ceiling Range

NEW: Armstrong Dune eVo Ceiling Range

Armstrong Dune eVo is now available to order at all CCF branches. To find out more contact your local branch or request a quote online. The new suspended ceiling range from Armstrong, is the 5th generation of Dune ceiling tiles, offering improved whiteness and acoustic performance. Dune eVo has been developed with customer feedback in mind: New reinforced edges – a tougher tile means less damage during travel, storage and installation New aesthetics – whiter…

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Guest blog – Tyvek® Airtightness: How to achieve ‘extraordinary’ results

Guest blog – Tyvek® Airtightness: How to achieve ‘extraordinary’ results

When it comes to sustainability, cost-efficiency and occupier comfort – not to mention compliance with the latest regulations – recognition of the benefits of airtight construction is growing. Achieving a high level of airtightness may sound complicated, even unattainable. But with the right products and proper guidance, extraordinary outcomes can be achieved. A recent ‘passive house’ demonstration at BRE (Building Research Establishment) brought together key DuPont membranes, AVCLs, tapes, sealants and the correct installation methods,…

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Guest Blog – Dow Launch New XPS Roofing Product

Guest Blog – Dow Launch New XPS Roofing Product

Dow Building Solutions have launched a new product to innovate the use of XPS in flat roofing. XENERGY™ SL is a flame retardant XPS product for use in inverted roof systems and offers a durable, attractive roof finish for roofs where heavy traffic is expected. In application, reduced thicknesses of the product can be used in comparison to conventional XPS alternatives. XENERGY™ SL was launched to meet demand from architects and specifiers for an inverted…

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Guest Blog – Armstrong Ceilings Products Portfolio

Guest Blog – Armstrong Ceilings Products Portfolio

Armstrong Ceilings is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. The company’s peerless ceilings portfolio includes mineral, metal and wood materials, floating ceiling solutions such as baffles and canopies, and wall panels as well as suspension and perimeter system solutions. Armstrong‘s partnership with CCF ensures a double-strength focus on customer service, support and delivery for prestigious projects such as Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow, and Eagle House,…

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