2-IN-1 Isover Metac Insulation

2-IN-1 Isover Metac Insulation

2-IN-1 ISOVER METAC HAS SOME SOUND RESULTS   Increasing research has been conducted which shows evidence that long-term environmental noise can have a negative influence on people’s health and wellbeing; alongside an increasing focus on the noise we are subjected to at home.   In the latest Government National Noise Attitude Survey [1], it was discovered that 48% of British people felt that their home life was spoilt to some extent by noise. This was especially noticeable…

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Introducing our new product range guide

Introducing our new product range guide

  Each year at CCF we release an updated version of our annual Product Range Guide to ensure that we are continuing to offer market leading products and a comprehensive product range. The guide contains around 5,000 products and is available online or hard copies can be picked up from your local branch making it easy for you to browse wherever and whenever you like. We’ve given the guide a new look and introduced new…

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Guest Blog – Thermafleece – Insulating with sheep’s wool

Guest Blog – Thermafleece – Insulating with sheep’s wool

  With an ever greater choice of insulation on the market and a growing awareness of the many roles insulation plays, it’s worth considering the most effective option for your application. The use of natural fibre insulation is growing rapidly.  With this in mind, Mark Lynn, MD of Eden Renewable Innovations aims to highlight some of the reasons why you should be thinking seriously about products such as Thermafleece sheep’s wool insulation. Sheep’s wool is…

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Kingspan – Insulation: Do you really get what you pay for?

Kingspan – Insulation: Do you really get what you pay for?

Insulation: Do you really get what you pay for? That question is right at the heart of this blog post which will take an in depth look at a major research study which looks specifically at the impact of using a premium performance wall insulation solution in commercial properties, compared to a cheaper and poorer performing insulation. As you might expect, the cheaper insulation resulted in walls which were up to 80 mm thicker. The…

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Weber – What are the benefits of external wall insulation?

Weber – What are the benefits of external wall insulation?

External wall insulation makes it possible to insulate a home by fitting insulation to its external walls. This can improve thermal performance, reduce energy consumption and provide a pleasing aesthetic finish. EWI offers multiple advantages for both renovation and construction. 1 – What work does external insulation involve? External Wall Insulation (EWI) consists of applying several layers of render and insulation to a home’s external walls: insulation layer: polystyrene, mineral wool, resole foam glass fibre…

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Guest Blog Superglass – Party Wall Roll

Guest Blog Superglass – Party Wall Roll

Party Wall Function While the division between adjoining properties might have been assumed to be an area of neutral heat loss, in that no transfer would take place between spaces at similar temperatures, research confirms that cavity party walls are subject to significant energy leakage. Referred to as Thermal Bypass, the phenomenon is now taken into consideration within the current Building Regulations and potentially represents a major concern to house builders and designers in terms…

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Case Study: CCF helps to insulate the Falkland Islands

Case Study: CCF helps to insulate the Falkland Islands

When project ANEMOI, an initiative led by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to replace accommodation at the top of three mountains in the Falkland Islands, needed the right technical expertise, product availability and swift delivery service – they turned to Rexel UK Ltd and leading building products distributor CCF to get the job done with military precision. To get started, representatives from the MOD visited CCF Peterborough and outlined the building requirements. This included a…

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Kay Metzeler Guest Blog – Underfloor heating

Kay Metzeler Guest Blog – Underfloor heating

CCF Partner with Kay Metzeler for Underfloor Heating Insulation Solutions In modern construction, space is key. This combined with an increasing need for thermal efficiency has led to a high demand for underfloor heating in both commercial and residential builds. Kay Metzeler, one of the country’s leading suppliers of Expanded Polystyrene products, recognise this demand and manufacture innovative underfloor heating products in varying grades, types and sizes for all projects. Underfloor Heating Panels Kay-Cel Underfloor…

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ROCKWOOL Guest Blog – Fire safety

ROCKWOOL Guest Blog – Fire safety

FIRE SAFETY IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS: STONE WOOL INSULATION COMPLIANCE Tim Vincent, Head of Technical at ROCKWOOL explains why specifiers should consider non-combustible stone wool insulation in multi-storey buildings. Buildings over 18m in height present numerous challenges when it comes to insulation requirements and fire safety standards. Given that most fires occur in domestic dwellings, high-rise residential buildings over 18m have a high safety risk in the event of a fire due to the long escape…

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Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Quiet please!

Guest Blog ROCKWOOL – Quiet please!

Paul Barrett, Product Manager at ROCKWOOL® Ltd looks at acoustic issues in educational buildings and explains how selecting the right insulation can help contractors meet best practice requirements and deliver additional cost saving and fire safety advantages.  Acoustics Matter Acoustics in educational buildings matter. It’s imperative that ambient noise is kept as low as possible to minimise intrusion and distraction in these environments. It’s no surprise that studies consistently show that quieter classrooms and workplaces…

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