Underfloor heating is now becoming an increasingly popular method for homeowners wanting to improve the insulation of their home. Not only does underfloor heating provide consistent background heat – the application can also eliminate the requirement for radiators and in turn reduce heating bills. Read more »
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Cavity Wall (brick/block) is the predominant Build method for the UK housing industry with 70% of 27.4 million homes built with cavity walls.
The change to Part L1a in 2013 (which sets the guidelines for new residential house builds) brought a second compliance metric, Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard (FEES). Read more »
There are many specification considerations for flat roof design for both performance and aesthetic requirements of the roof. This list represents most commonly asked enquiries from flat roof designers and specifiers; topics include roofing interfaces, compatibility with other roofing products and how to make savings in the rainwater drainage systems. Read more »
PIR insulation specialist, Celotex, is to return to Ecobuild for the fifth year running. The company will once again make a lasting impression with an even bigger and better stand at C143, which will host engaging seminars, launch (and demonstrate) a brand new product as well as providing all the tools, technical expertise and support that you have come to expect and rely on from the brand. Read more »
Increasing thermal performance is always a high priority for homeowners when looking to upgrade the insulation of their pitched roof.
As well as adding comfort to your home, a well-insulated roof increases property value (when seeking to create an additional room), significantly reduces heating bills and most importantly provides a warm, airtight space without the need for additional pipework.
To ensure you get specification right and achieve the desired results from your roof refurbishment, here are our top 7 considerations: Read more »
For his latest addition to ‘The Bald Facts’ playlist, Head of Technical Rob Warren takes a look over the Three Construction B’s to look out for in 2017.
With the shortlist for the recent BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award dominated by Olympians many people will think back to their favourite Olympics with great sporting achievements from the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave on the rowing lakes, Sir Chris Hoy in the velodromes or Denise Lewis OBE in the heptathlon competition.
My favourite Olympics is the 1992 games in Spain not only did Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe’s brilliant ‘Barcelona’ feature in television coverage but Britain’s Linford Christie won the marquee event of the men’s 100m final in a time of 9.96 seconds. Improvements in sports science and training methods have helped subsequent 100m Olympic champions better this time with Usain Bolt posting an incredible 9.69 seconds at the Beijing Olympics.
The need to ‘go faster’ has not only dominated the world of athletics but has also been seen in the construction industry. The rise in popularity of timber frame houses and off site construction pays testament to this trend for improving the speed of builds.
Which plasterboard insulation would you recommend?
To assist with this need for speed and efficiency Celotex brought to the market insulated plasterboards Celotex PL4000 and more recently GD5000. Both options feature insulation bonded to 12.5mm plasterboards to form a composite product suitable to either mechanically fix or dot and dab depending on your application.
The benefits of plasterboard insulation
An R-value is the resistance value of particular components in construction and includes materials such as plasterboard, brick or insulation. It tells you how well these components insulate against heat and is determined by thickness. Adding them all together gives you an understanding of how well the construction will stop the heat escaping.
Although rigid insulation such as Celotex does a fantastic job of keeping your home warm in the winter months, it isn’t the nicest stuff to handle sometimes. Here is just a very quick 30 second snapshot video showing you a couple of PPE items to consider when handling insulation.
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