Final Friday Five

Final Friday Five - Shed of the Year

Above: The Shed, nominated for Shed of the Year 2016

Another month has passed, which means it’s time for our Final Friday Five. Here’s our pick of the bunch for May.

Hereford & Worcester Chamber Awards

First off – we’re … Read the rest

Date: May 27, 2016
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How to mount a TV on insulated plasterboard

How to mount a TV on insulated plasterboard
So, you’ve found your way here because you’ve installed insulated plasterboard and you want to fix something heavy, like a TV, to your walls.

Lightweight mirrors or lamps? Fine. Just use a self-drilling drywall anchor fixing, which is usually OK … Read the rest

Date: May 13, 2016
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Final Friday Five

Final Friday Five

Can you believe we’re a third of the way through 2016? So much has happened this month, but here’s our pick of the bunch for April’s Final Friday Five.

Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Firstly, thank you to everyone who visited … Read the rest

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ISO 50001 – Getting Energetic about Energy Management

ISO 50001 - Kingspan Insulation

Above: Our manufacturing facility in Herefordshire has been certified to energy management standard ISO 50001 and features a range of energy saving measures including highly insulated walls and roofs, LED lighting and mechanical heat recovery ventilation.

Over the course of… Read the rest
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Why you need two layers of attic insulation

Loft conversion using Kingspan Kooltherm K18 Insulated Plasterboard
Have you ever noticed that our online U-Value calculator only offers options for two layers of pitched roof insulation?

We also only ever advise two layers in our Structural Quick Guide.

So, why isn’t one layer of attic … Read the rest

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What’s the difference between a breather membrane & a vapour control layer?

Breather membrane v vapour control layer
Yes, that’s right – they’re different things!

We often notice people using the terms ‘breather membrane’ and ‘vapour control layer’ interchangeably, particularly with regards to pitched roofs. Whilst they have a similar purpose, there are a couple of important differences … Read the rest

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Glossary of Common Terms (R – Z)

Kingspan Glossary
What exactly is a U-value?

The final post in our glossary series aims to supply you with a quick and easy definition of a U-value… along with R-value, Y-value and other common industry terms for that matter! (FYI – Kappa … Read the rest

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Level 2 BIM: What’s the impact on manufacturers?

BIM - Building Information Modelling
As of today, Level 2 BIM – “collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic)” – is mandatory for all public sector centrally procured construction projects.

This means that the 3D CAD models that … Read the rest

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The Road to GRI

Sustainability

This month saw another eventful Ecobuild, with plenty of innovation on show including our new lower-lambda Kooltherm products. The show provides a real perspective on just how far the construction industry has come since the early 2000s when it … Read the rest

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Final Friday Five

Final Friday Five

March has been one busy month, and it’s finally time for our Final Friday Five! Here’s what’s grabbed our attention over the past few weeks.

Budget 2016

While everyone else is panicking about the impending sugary drinks tax, we’ve paid … Read the rest

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