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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Guest Blog Ecophon – Ceilings and Walls

Guest Blog Ecophon – Ceilings and Walls

Ecophon is an international market leader in the design and manufacture of acoustic ceiling and wall panel solutions. Part of the global Saint-Gobain Group, Ecophon provides innovative solutions to meet functional, aesthetic and value needs in a sustainable manner. ECOPHON® Focus™ Ecophon Focus™ offers different edge details Comprehensive range of sizes Level changes and installation options Available in a wide range of sizes and lengths Can be ordered in different standard and special NCS colours…

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Case Study: CCF helps to insulate the Falkland Islands

Case Study: CCF helps to insulate the Falkland Islands

When project ANEMOI, an initiative led by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to replace accommodation at the top of three mountains in the Falkland Islands, needed the right technical expertise, product availability and swift delivery service – they turned to Rexel UK Ltd and leading building products distributor CCF to get the job done with military precision. To get started, representatives from the MOD visited CCF Peterborough and outlined the building requirements. This included a…

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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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Product Innovation News from OWA

Product Innovation News from OWA

Classical styling – individual design freedom OWA has further enhanced the successful OWAconsult® collection designed by Hadi Teherani with more new styles, named the Corpus series. Stylistically uncompromising, functional with a plethora of design options – these are the main distinguishing features of the OWAconsult® collection. This new generation of ceiling systems certainly lives up to its name. It embodies a new, highly adaptable concept of ceiling design and so creates a clearly recognisable, individual character,…

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Knauf Guest Blog – Full Fill Masonry Cavity Walls

Knauf Guest Blog – Full Fill Masonry Cavity Walls

Full Fill Masonry Cavity Walls and Exposure to Wind Driven Rain Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool® DriTherm Cavity Slabs are a mineral wool insulation product, specifically designed for use in masonry cavity walls and are approved for use in all exposure zones by the British Board of Agrément. The exposure of any site or building to wind-driven rain is dependent on its geographical location and various site specific factors. Due to some rain penetration problems in parts…

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Mapei Smoothing and Self Levelling Compounds

Mapei Smoothing and Self Levelling Compounds

MAPEI SMOOTHING AND SELF LEVELLING COMPOUNDS Irrespective of the substrate in question, Mapei’s exclusive range of Mapei Smoothing and Self Levelling Compounds therefore ensure all flooring scenarios are covered. When installing resilient floor coverings within British Standards, the floor requires a surface regularity of SR2. This means there is no more than a 5mm departure over a straight edged area of 2 meters (or 3mm if you wish to obtain SR1 standard). Failing to comply with…

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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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