Installing insulation between timber studwork – retrofit

Installing insulation between timber studwork - case study
Offices in industrial mills, modern flats in village churches and even Victorian water towers converted into homes, the last decade has seen an increasing number of period properties brought back to life in one form or another.

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Date: May 17, 2017
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Insulating timber frame – new build

Timber frame insulation
Quality has become a key watch word in the UK construction industry, and particularly within housebuilding, in recent years.

In 2016, the BRE launched the Home Quality Mark, a voluntary standard designed to provide consumers with information about the … Read the rest

Date: May 10, 2017
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Back to the future – the revival of timber frame construction

Timber frame
From Metropolis to Minority Report, set designers have been imagining the buildings of the future for well over a century. The built environments are dominated by man-made materials such as steel and concrete.  It’s ironic, therefore, that to solve Britain’s… Read the rest
Date: May 4, 2017
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Final Friday Five

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Spring has (sort of) sprung and April has passed with some interesting twists and turns, including the snap election. Read on to find out what has us talking this month…

New Arrivals – K107 and K112 have landed!

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How to insulate a loft conversion

Loft conversion using Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard
A common method of improving a home is to add space and value by carrying out a loft conversion.

As well as adding an extra room to the house, a well-insulated conversion may also provide savings by reducing energy bills. … Read the rest

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Tackling the housing shortage – going offsite

Offsite construction
“As recently as the 1990s, a first-time buyer couple on a low-to-middle income saving five per cent of their wages each month would have enough for an average-sized deposit after just three years. Today it would take them 24 years.”… Read the rest
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How to insulate a pitched roof at rafter level

Loft conversion using Kingspan Kooltherm K118 Insulated Plasterboard
When insulating a pitched roof at rafter level there are a number of key design considerations which will affect the build-up of the roof and the choice of insulation. In this blog post we explore some of the options available.… Read the rest
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What is a lambda value?

What is a lambda?
This week, we’re talking about lambda values.

Today we’re launching two new products within our Kooltherm K100 range, each of which have a lambda value of just 0.018 W/m.K across all thicknesses.

When you compare this with the Kooltherm … Read the rest

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Final Friday Five

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We’re nearly a quarter of the way through 2017 – can you believe it?! Here’s our favourite news and articles from the month that has seen the Budget, Brexit and just that little bit more sunshine…

Say hello to two

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How to deal with bats in refurbishment

Bats in Pembridge
Spring officially starts today! So it’s a good time to start thinking about those home refurbishments you’ve been putting off this winter.

Perhaps you need to replace those damaged roof tiles, or insulate your loft space with our new Kooltherm Read the rest

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