Kingspan Guest Blog: Cavity Walls – The Future

Kingspan Guest Blog: Cavity Walls – The Future

Cavity Walls – The Future Back in 2011, the RIBA carried out an extensive survey of modern homes and homebuyer’s opinions towards therm. The report showed that for people who would consider purchasing a new-build home, energy efficiency was the most important benefit, whilst for 60% of people who would not consider a new-build home, small room sizes was the key draw-back. These results neatly summarise the dilemma developers currently face. With demand continuing to…

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#theinsulators

#theinsulators

Insulation Superheroes Hello and welcome to the CCF Insulation Superheroes blog. We are pleased to announce the launch of our new campaign #theinsulators. This will demonstrate how CCF can help you and your business in the confusing world of insulation. With backing from leading names in the insulation industry: Celotex, Isover, Kingspan, Knauf Insulation and Rockwool. We aim to provide the insulation protection to suit any project you have. #theinsulators can provide expertise and advice…

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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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Everything for flat roofs: new products and expertise

Everything for flat roofs: new products and expertise

If you’re working on a flat roof – building a new one or repairing an old one – we’re the team to save you time and help you produce a more watertight installation. By bringing in new products from Kingspan, EcoTherm and ROCKWOOL, and building on our in­-house insulation expertise, we’ve become a one­-stop-shop for all things connected with flat roofs. Our selection of flat­ roof products is versatile and broad ­ranging. It includes membranes and fixings as well…

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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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A Sound Solution For Banishing Unwanted Noise

A Sound Solution For Banishing Unwanted Noise

Growing demand for both domestic and commercial properties is creating tightly packed neighbourhoods and business communities that edge closer to busy roads and public areas, making noise pollution an increasingly dominant part of everyday life. Annemarie Shotton, Category Manager for Insulation at CCF, discusses the importance of acoustics.   Sources of noise, whether airborne from traffic or voices or from impact such as people walking around upstairs, can be distracting for office workers, a problem for…

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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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