A responsible business

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COP 22 talks took place earlier this month, during which governments from across the globe came together to see how they can implement the agreements made last year in Paris.

However it’s not just at an international level changes can … Read the rest

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Final Friday Five

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As we draw towards the end of the year, there tends to be only one thing on our mind… However, this month’s favourite news from around the web has reminded us that the world doesn’t stop just because Christmas is … Read the rest

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Biodiversity Big Day Out

Biodiversity at Kingspan Insulation
We wrote a blog post called ‘Banging the drum for biodiversityback in May when the weather was bright, the evenings were long and the beauty of spring was fully upon our Pembridge site. Now that the leaves… Read the rest
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Final Friday Five

Kingspan Insulation Insight

October’s been and gone in a flash, with only Halloween left to come. Here’s our favourite news and articles from the past month…

Insulation Insight

First and foremost, we’d like to introduce you to our brand new magazine – Insulation … Read the rest

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What are sarking boards?

Kooltherm K7 with sarking boards
And why would you use them?

Sarking boards are softwood boards, generally about 150 mm wide, that are attached to the rafters of a pitched roof to give extra strength to the overall structure of a building.

They needn’t be … Read the rest

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What’s in a ‘value’?

U-value, lambda value, r-value

Image: nyphotographic.com – CC BY-SA 3.0thebluediamondgallery.com/scrabble/v/value.html

If you’re new to the industry, you’ll soon discover that the word ‘value’ is thrown around like there’s no tomorrow. More often than not, this ‘value’ is accompanied by a letter –… Read the rest
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Final Friday Five

Horizons - Neil Dawson By Nita - Flickr: Trompe L'oeil, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32213922

Image: NitaFlickr: Trompe L’oeil, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32213922 

A bird’s-eye perspective

We’ve recently become mesmerised by the Daily Overview’s bird’s eye perspective. We’re all too used to seeing our ever-changing landscape with our feet … Read the rest

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World Green Building Week – Retrofitting a factory

World Green Building Week
World Green Building Week is upon us again. With this year’s event focusing on changing perspectives on energy efficient buildings, it seems like a good opportunity to discuss the hidden potential of existing non-domestic buildings.

Whilst 90% of UK businesses … Read the rest

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How to build a home fit for a Hobbit

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Happy International Hobbit Day! With Autumn upon us, nothing appeals more than burrowing into the idyllic hillside and it got us thinking… How would you go about building a home fit for a Hobbit?

At the heart of Tolkien’s Hobbit … Read the rest

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Rainscreen – Façades of the Future

Rainscreen - Ronad McDonald Hospital
Predicting the future is a tricky business, particularly when it comes to the built environment. If only it were as easy as gazing into a crystal ball!

Some of the more radical ideas have included Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller’s vision to Read the rest

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