Effective Acoustic Flooring Solutions

Effective Acoustic Flooring Solutions

Soundproofing is an essential part of any build but it is especially key in multiple occupancy high-rise dwellings, which are often subject to increased levels of impact sound between floors. Here, Janeeth Devgun – Flooring & Roofing Category Manager at CCF, discusses how developments in flooring products are contributing to the high acoustic performance required to meet modern living and working standards. Whether new-build or refurbishment, all commercial and domestic developments need to meet or…

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Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Fire Stopping solutions

Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Fire Stopping solutions

Rob Wakefield, Technical Fire Protection Manager at ROCKWOOL, outlines why contractors need to place careful consideration on the products used to insulate wall and floor voids. As many contractors and ration of the design and potential fire risk in buildings is imperative. In particular, emphasis on fire containment to allow safe evacuation, reduce the risk of fire spread to other buildings, and enable access for fire fighters is of supreme importance when working on new or…

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Guest Blog – How to insulate a concrete floor

Guest Blog – How to insulate a concrete floor

In this guest blog Kingspan explain different methods of insulating a concrete floor. Much depends upon whether the floor is new or existing; how the floor will be used; the type of construction, and what you want to achieve. There are a few things to consider to help make your decision easier… Is the insulation strong enough? If your concrete floor is for industrial or heavy duty applications, then any insulation you use needs to…

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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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Guest Blog – How to insulate under a suspended timber floor

Guest Blog – How to insulate under a suspended timber floor

In this guest blog post, Kingspan provide a simple, practical guide to the best practice methods for fitting insulation boards, such as Kingspan Kooltherm K3 Floorboard, into a suspended timber floor. This is a floor where the timber floorboards are attached to floor joists and the insulation suspended on timber battens between the joists. This type of floor is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects. U-Value/Thickness of insulation We are assuming that you have already worked…

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