Cold Homes Need More Than Warm Words #GE2015

Cold Homes Need More Than Warm Words #GE2015

Energy efficiency has a fundamental role to play in helping the UK economy to grow. Our strategic partner, Knauf Insulation comments on the impending General Election result and the impact that will have on the UK’s ageing housing stock. What will tackling cold homes achieve? Millions can save money on their energy bills Vulnerable people will be less exposed to cold related illnesses saving the NHS money at a time of national need The UK…

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Win a Brand New Van with TrustFord!

Win a Brand New Van with TrustFord!

We’ve partnered with TrustFord to give you the chance to win a brand new Ford Transit Custom van as well as a number of instant prizes. Anyone spending £250 on insulation will automatically receive a Winsulation scratch card from their local CCF branch. Every card guarantees a prize including Kindle Fires, and £250 vouchers to spend on leading insulation products from Knauf Insulation, Kingspan, and Celotex. A unique code on each scratch card will give…

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Insulation Expertise Brought to Life at EcoBuild 2015

Insulation Expertise Brought to Life at EcoBuild 2015

The CCF section of the Travis Perkins Group stand was certainly eye-catching thanks to a unique room-set which brought our new advertising campaign to life. This gave all visitors to the stand a taste of what it’s like to be a CCF insulation champion who “never stops thinking about insulation.” The bed, complete with insulation duvet, was a firm favourite at this year’s show and our team was inundated with questions about the service on…

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Solid Fire Protection Must Start With Correctly Specified Insulation

Solid Fire Protection Must Start With Correctly Specified Insulation

The Regulatory Reform Order is the biggest fire safety reform in over 30 years and places a degree of responsibility for reliable and solid fire protection systems with the specifier and contractor. Annemarie Shotton, Category Manager for Insulation at CCF, explores whether awareness of this serious duty is strong enough and discusses its importance to installation standards across the industry. The significance of fire safety, for protecting both life and property, doesn’t need to be…

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Versatile glass mineral wool slab suits numerous applications

Versatile glass mineral wool slab suits numerous applications

In insulation there’s no such thing as one-product-fits-all, but the new Earthwool OmniFit Slab from Knauf Insulation comes close. These friction-fit slabs of glass mineral wool give you superb thermal performance across a huge range of applications: rafters, timber and steel-frame walls, internal partitions, and internal, separating, and ground floors. These versatile, multi-application slabs are non-combustible and offer laboratory-tested acoustic performance. Best of all, they come at a price that insulates your business against budget overruns….

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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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CCF Prepares to Bring Insulation Expertise to Life at Ecobuild 2015

CCF Prepares to Bring Insulation Expertise to Life at Ecobuild 2015

Leading insulation and interiors building products distributor CCF is urging attendees to visit its unique insulation room-set at Ecobuild 2015 for first-hand experience of the product knowledge and technical expertise of its dedicated team who “never stop thinking about insulation.” The unique stand has been designed to reflect CCF’s significant investment in insulation including stock availability, staff knowledge, and breadth of choice, including specialist insulation for all application types. The room set, which is part…

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