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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Kingspan Guest Blog – Minimising Heat Loss through Flat Roofing

Kingspan Guest Blog – Minimising Heat Loss through Flat Roofing

A warm flat roof is the easiest way to minimise heat loss A warm flat roof is where all the insulation is applied above the deck, with the waterproofing layer installed on top. This method ensures the entire roof is wrapped in insulation, offering the best thermal performance for the least amount of product. This is the opposite of a cold flat roof, where all the insulation sits either within or below the roof deck. This causes a…

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Choice of flat roof insulation boards from Kingspan

Choice of flat roof insulation boards from Kingspan

CCF’s new flat roof range brings you two superb insulating solutions from Kingspan: Thermaroof TR26 LPC/FM and Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM. The main difference is that the two boards are for use with different waterproofing systems. Ideal for fast-track building programmes, Thermaroof TR26 is fully compatible with most mechanically fixed single-ply waterproofing systems. Thermal conductivity: 0.022 W/mK. Thermaroof TR27 is fully compatible with single-ply, non-bituminous membranes that are fully bonded with solvent-based adhesive systems, and with…

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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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