Category Archives: Insulation


The upgrade conversion of a 1964 brick and timber dwelling built by Mowlem (Scotland) Ltd involved an attic conversion, ground floor front and side extension, as well as a full height extension to the rear. On the front and side extensions, Goodburn Baillie (Architecture & Building) Ltd put Wraptite-SA from the A. Proctor Group Ltd to the test.

Jubilee House, Nottingham

Indoor air quality at a new £3 million energy efficient office development for the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham, is being monitored and controlled by an advanced NVLogiQ natural ventilation system from international smoke and natural ventilation specialist, SE Controls.

Armacell UK Launches New Technical Insulation Product Selector Tool

Thermal and acoustic insulation manufacturer Armacell has developed a new product selector website and app to help contractors and mechanical services engineers choose the right technical insulation solution depending on the different application parameters they select.

The tool features a series of yes or no questions that funnels down the list of suitable Armacell products for the application depending on the answers given.

Shipley Educational Mosque, Bradford

Panel Systems, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Styrofoam insulation, has secured a major new order to upgrade the thermal performance of Shipley Educational Mosque in Bradford. After being specified by Warmfloors, Panel Systems supplied Styrofoam insulation for the buildings new under floor heating system.

Residential, Kensington, London

When faced with the challenge of refurbishing this period property in Kensington, London one of the key issues for Studio Indigo to address was how to upgrade the thermal performance of the property.

Terraco gets set for Ecobuild 2014

Terraco, a leader in the formulation, design and production of environmentally-friendly finishing materials, will once again be exhibiting at Ecobuild – the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. 

Knauf’s Cube proves commitment to training and innovation

Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems – has shown its long-term commitment to training and innovation in the UK with the official opening of The Cube: its multi-million pound training, visitor and administrative centre.

Crescent Academy rising with KoolDuct

An iconic new academy situated on the outskirts of Norwich city centre is the latest project to benefit from the lightweight design and fast-track installation provided by The Kingspan KoolDuct System.

RVC gets the Kingspan Treatment

In the field of veterinary science there are few institutions with the reputation and heritage to match the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the College’s Hertfordshire Campus has now been further enhanced with the construction of a RIBA Award winning Student Village featuring over 6500 m2 Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board.

Diamond Quality Daylight

Diamond Hall, part of the University of Ulster’s Coleraine campus was completed in 1974. Nearly 40 years later, the University authorities decided to address its failings by appointing architects Samuel Stevenson & Sons to undertake major refurbishment.

Kingspan OPTIM-R solves problem areas

With energy prices rapidly rising once again, delivering a high level of fabric thermal performance on new or refurbished buildings has never been more important. However, this can be a real challenge in areas where space is extremely tight. Kingspan Insulation has recently published a series of four application brochures for its latest range of problem solving products.

Carron Crescent, Springburn, Glasgow

Alumasc’s Swisslab External Wall Insulation (EWI) System has been used for the refurbishment of blocks 9, 19 & 29 Carron Crescent in Springburn, Glasgow – a project funded by British Gas/Scottish Gas under the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP).

Sound proofing insulation solutions CPD

Cellecta continue to establish themselves as experts in sound proofing, as their “Cutting Edge Acoustics” CPD receives the stamp of approval from RIBA. The RIBA “CPD Assessed Material” covers the fundamental characteristics of acoustic Building Regulations Part E and provides guidance on sound proofing all types of new build & refurbishment floors and walls, including Robust detail and Pre Completion Test solutions.

Liscard House, Wallasey

Alumasc’s Swisslab External Wall Insulation (EWI) system has been used to transform the aesthetics and thermal performance of Liscard House in Wallasey. The refurbishment formed part of a £32m investment programme by Wirral Partnership Homes (WPH) to transform eight high rise blocks into modern apartment buildings.

EWI system provides assured thermal performance

Knauf Marmorit’s Warm Wall Energy is an external wall insulation system that incorporates an innovative tongued and grooved expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulant that not only makes it simple to apply but also provides assured thermal performance by eliminating the risk of cold bridging between joints.

New Paints to Reduce Heating Costs

With unique insulating paints for both interior and exterior use, Thermilate Technologies is introducing new ways to save on heating costs, reduce wasted energy and provide greater comfort and efficiency in any residential or commercial property.

Top marks for Kooltherm Cavity Closer

Kingspan Insulation’s premium performance Kooltherm Cavity Closer has been installed as part of a new £5million primary school in Kidderminster.

BRE A+ for Kingspan Tarec

The outstanding environmental performance of Kingspan Tarec’s Kooltherm® Pipe Insulation has qualified it for a best possible BRE Green Guide 2008 Summary Rating of A+.

A Proctor insulating Wells o’Wearie, Edinburgh

Working in conjunction with Historic Scotland and the Energy Savings Trust, the A. Proctor Group supplied Spacetherm Aerogel to a number of refurbishment projects which were undergoing fabric improvement for energy effiency in traditional buildings.

Douglas Road and Ravenscroft Close, Canning Town

A refurbishment programme carried out by Newham Council has seen the improvement of 15 timber framed properties on Douglas Road and Ravenscroft Close in Canning Town, E16. With the aim of improving the thermal insulation of the 1960s pre-fabricated houses, and increasing the sustainable elements of the build, the works included the replacement of the timber cladding with PVC-U cladding from Swish Building Products.

Kingspan first insulation to get BES 6001

The ability to demonstrate responsible sourcing back up the supply chain is becoming increasingly important in today’s competitive and environmentally aware market. Kingspan Insulation is proud to announce that it is the first insulation manufacturer to be certified to the demanding BES 6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products standard.

VIPs seal the deal

Kingspan Insulation: Ensuring a high level of building fabric performance has become increasingly important in recent years as new regulations and the rising cost of energy lead to a greater demand for more efficient buildings. However the thicknesses of construction required to achieve this performance with traditional insulation materials can lead to compromises in certain areas of a building’s design. Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIPs) offer a specialised solution for this issue, achieving optimal levels of thermal performance with the bare minimum insulation thickness.

Rising energy prices hots up demand for insulated loft boards

A desire by homeowners to reduce their fuel bills and make their homes more energy efficient has led to an increase in demand for Styroloft loft boards from Panel Systems.

Kingspan gives fire station the Weymouth Wave

A £6.5million fire station has quickly become a local landmark thanks to its iconic wave-form roof, made possible with the use of over 5,000 m2 of Kingspan’s high performance Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM insulation.

Multipor Boards Insulate European Council Walls

Xella Multipor mineral insulation boards with a lambda value of 0.045 W/mK have been used to insulate internal walls of the £280million European Council headquarters in Brussels. They were specified to provide a complete envelope for the Art Deco building which sits alongside a new state of the art glass and timber wing described as Herman Van Rompuy’s ‘Gilded cage’ and ‘Jewel Box’.

Increase in loft insulation creates greater need for fire protection

Following the Department of Energy and Climate’s recent announcement to changes in the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) – which is estimated to mean more than 3.5 million homes in Great Britain are likely to benefit from insulation – the need for fire protection in lofts is more important than ever, claims Aico.

EcoTherm for new commercial development

EcoTherm’s universal insulation solution, Eco-Versal, has been installed as part of two new Grade A office buildings at the Hermitage Court Business Centre in Barming. The new units were constructed by development owners the Gallagher Group and provide an additional 10,450 sq. ft of high quality office space.

Kingspan Tarec leads the way

Kingspan Tarec has once again raised the bar for pipe insulation design and performance with the launch of its Next Generation Kooltherm® Pipe Insulation solution, featuring passivated, impregnated liner technology, with an optional Theatre Black finish arriving shortly.

Kingspan TEK® shelters flock

The structure of Manchester’s new “Pop-up Cathedral” has been erected on budget and in just 11 days using the high performance Kingspan TEK® Building System. The 220 m2 building has space for up to 300 people and will be used to hold services over the next 18 months while the city’s historic Cathedral is closed for repairs.

Major retailer chooses Aluglaze panels for new distribution centre

Sheffield-based architectural panel manufacturer Panel Systems has supplied Aluglaze insulated panels to a major supermarket retailer for a 633,500sq ft distribution centre on Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale.