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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