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.

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Response to the Hansford Report on Solid Wall Insulation

Hansford Peter Hansford, the Government’s Chief Construction Advisor, today published his report into Solid Wall Insulation. This is our response.

Kingspan Insulation Ltd welcome the publication of the Solid Wall Insulation: Unlocking Demand and Driving Up Standards report.

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Scottish Building Standards Section 6

scot-build-blog From today, 1st October 2015, Scottish construction will take a significant step closer to Zero carbon building, with the introduction of new 2015 versions of the building standards incorporating a significant uplift in requirements for Section 6 for both Domestic… Read the rest
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The implications of axing Zero Carbon Homes in 2016

Axe So, the government have at best ‘postponed’ the introduction of zero carbon new homes, leaving them under a potentially indefinite review. What are the implications and what does this mean for house building?

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Response to Government ‘Fixing the foundations’ Plan

Here’s our response to the government’s “Fixing the foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation” published today.

Improved Energy Efficiency for new homes is apparently a ‘barrier to keeping the country building’ and to ‘hard-working people’s dreams of home ownership’.

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Thermal performance of park homes, mobile homes and static caravans

Parkhome Building regulations do not apply to mobile homes, park homes and static caravans and instead these are subject to thermal performance requirements. This blog post explains what the rules and regulations are.

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How to comply with the building regulations & standards using SIPs

Compliance The use of SIPs (structural insulated panels) can be a straightforward route to building regulation compliance as one thickness of insulation can achieve compliance across England, Wales and Scotland.

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A goodbye (to the Code)

The government is now in a state of “purdah”, (the period of time immediately before elections or referendums when specific restrictions on the activity of civil servants are in place). Just before that happened however, a whirlwind of last minute… Read the rest
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Towards Nearly Zero Energy (non domestic) Buildings

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Non Domestic building standards are generally considered to be difficult to develop and address. The diversity and breadth of possible building types can be vast and as a result of this complexity, new standards get less attention and consideration compared Read the rest

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For Rent: glass house with good boiler: E rated?

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Last week, it was announced that up to 1 million tenants renting from a private landlord can look forward to warmer homes that cost less to heat.  From April 2018, landlords will be required by law to get their leakiest Read the rest

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