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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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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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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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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Internal wall insulation – Passivhaus

Internal wall insulation - Passivhaus How can you express your undying devotion for the building in your life this Valentine’s week?

Whilst some will opt for showy expressions of affection, such as a new extension or bathroom refit, if you really want to make a … Read the rest

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Let’s get Britain building… better, more efficient homes

Housing White Paper The government has today (7th February 2017) introduced new plans to ‘fix the broken housing market’ and to build more homes across England.

A series of measures have been announced to get the right homes built in the right places, … Read the rest

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Internal wall insulation – why lambda values matter

Internal wall insulation - why lambda matters This blog is all about slimming down but, don’t worry, we’re not going to berate you if you’ve broken your new year diet plan. Instead, we’re looking at how to slim down the insulation layer in internal wall insulation (IWI)… Read the rest
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Retrofitting solid floor insulation – vacuum insulation panels

OPTIM-R - vacuum insulation panel in floor If you live in the UK, there’s a good chance your floor isn’t insulated. Around three quarters of British homes were constructed before the first thermal performance requirements for floors were introduced in the 1976 Building Regulations. This means your… Read the rest
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Internal wall insulation – why insulate on the inside?

Snow on roof - internal wall insulation The winter snow offers a rare opportunity to see effects of poorly insulating homes. Take any row of homes and look for the ones with no snow on the roof. All that wasted heat is money down the drain (or… Read the rest
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Each Home Counts – Bonfield Review

bonfield-review-each-home-counts The Each Home Counts – Bonfield Review has finally been published and considers issues relating to consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement in relation to home energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in the UK.

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