The difference between generic & specific Green Guide Ratings

Green Guide Ratings
2016 has already been a busy year for our technical staff, with work well underway to support the updating of our Environmental Profile in a new round of product lifecycle assessments (LCAs).

This is just the latest step in a … Read the rest

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Cavity Walls: The Future

Cavity walls: Kooltherm K106 Lower Lambda
Back in 2011, the RIBA carried out an extensive survey of modern homes and homebuyers’ opinions towards therm.

The report showed that for people who would consider purchasing a new-build home, energy efficiency was the most important benefit, whilst for … Read the rest

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Final Friday Five

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Brexit. What now?

Yesterday the UK took to the polls to decide whether we should leave or remain in the European Union. This morning it was announced that we, as a nation, have decided to leave.

What we know is … Read the rest

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Cavity Walls: The Present

Insulating a cavity wall with Kingspan Kooltherm
Thermal performance is the fundamental building block of the modern cavity wall.

Whether you’re looking to build a Passivhaus property, or simply meet Building Regulation / Standard requirements, achieving the correct U-value for the external wall is absolutely critical.

In … Read the rest

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Cavity Walls: The Past

Cavity Walls: The Past
The humble cavity wall is loved by builders and developers across the country and has been used in the construction of over three quarters of Britain’s homes. So how did this construction method come to dominate the British housing stock?… Read the rest
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Banging the drum for biodiversity

Biodiversity - bats in Pembriidge
The summer weather never fails to bring out the best of our main site in Pembridge, Herefordshire.

With the peaceful surroundings blending ancient woodland, bustling hedgerows and rolling fields, it’s small wonder that we are so passionate about sustainability. To … Read the rest

Date: May 31, 2016
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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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