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Celotex ‘Beyond Part L 2013’ CPD

Don’t forget! Celotex has an online CPD available right now until the 3rd of April – ‘Beyond Part L 2013‘. The online module via Building.co.uk provides guidance on what to expect from the 2016 energy targets for new homes, and how to ensure compliance.

The article is accredited by the CPD Certification Service. To earn CPD credits, read the article and then click the link below to complete your details and answer the questions. You will receive your results instantly, and if all the questions are correctly answered, you will be able to download your CPD certificate straight away.

Background

Part L of the Building Regulations, which covers the conservation of fuel and power, last changed on 6 April 2014, reducing CO2 emissions from new-build houses by 6% and for other non-domestic buildings by 9%. Part L 2013 is a key regulatory tool in driving CO2 reduction in the built environment and has been used to map out a path to zero carbon houses by 2016.

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Update – IMPORTANT: On 23 June 2017, in view of the focus on components of rainscreen cladding systems, Celotex stopped the supply of Celotex RS5000, pending further clarity.  RS5000 remains suspended. Celotex do not currently supply a solution for buildings over 18 metres.

In December 2017 we identified a compliance issue relating to our calculation and testing of the lambda value of products in our 4000 and 5000 range and the Crown-Bond and Crown-Fix products within Crown Flat Roofing range. Material such as product downloads & specifications is for information only.

On 30 January 2018, Celotex made a further public announcement in relation to the full system testing of RS5000 pursuant to BS8414:2.  The announcement can be read here

Celotex Ecobuild 2015 Round-Up

What a cracker! Following months of preparation and planning, on March the 3rd Ecobuild 2015 finally opened it’s doors to visitors from all corners of the world. This year, Celotex wanted to do something different and innovative that would catch the eye of passers by for this year’s all new and exciting show.

So, Celotex turned on the Augmented Reality.

What is Augmented Reality?

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Update – IMPORTANT: On 23 June 2017, in view of the focus on components of rainscreen cladding systems, Celotex stopped the supply of Celotex RS5000, pending further clarity.  RS5000 remains suspended. Celotex do not currently supply a solution for buildings over 18 metres.

In December 2017 we identified a compliance issue relating to our calculation and testing of the lambda value of products in our 4000 and 5000 range and the Crown-Bond and Crown-Fix products within Crown Flat Roofing range. Material such as product downloads & specifications is for information only.

On 30 January 2018, Celotex made a further public announcement in relation to the full system testing of RS5000 pursuant to BS8414:2.  The announcement can be read here

It’s that time of year again, where businesses of all shapes and sizes, from across the world make their final preparations for the Ecobuild show.

If you don’t know already, Ecobuild is the sustainable design, construction and energy event for new build, refurb, commercial and domestic buildings.

Celotex are hosting a series of seminars in the Building Performance theatre. With eleven seminars across three days, the theatre will bring together industry thourhgt-leaders to provoke conversation and debate about key topics. The seminar programme will cover a range of subjects from ‘Tackling the Performance Gap in New Homes’ to ‘Performance in Practice with a Fabric First Approach’, and will include speakers from Marks and Spencer, Celotex, Siemens and BSRIA to name but a few.

Celotex will also be introducing its latest product innovation – Celotex RS5000 along with the CelotExperience.

For attendees and exhibitors looking to get more from Ecobuild in 2015, come and see Celotex in the North Hall on the Building Performance Seminar Stream. You can register for free entry here – Ecobuild 2015.

Celotex at Ecobuild 2015
Team Celotex take on the Saint-Gobain 350 Anniversary Bike Ride

As you may or may not be aware, this year is a cause for celebration, with Celotex achieving it’s 90th birthday and Saint-Gobain achieving an incredible 350 years in business. So, it’s important we celebrate, and celebrate in style.

Saint-Gobain has already kicked off the year with a bang with an anniversary film illustrating its “350 reasons to believe in the future.” Saint-Gobain also introduced to the world the first of four breathtaking pavilions, placed in elegant Shanghai, China. The pavilions are the perfect visual example of the innovation that Saint-Gobain have continually achieved over the last 350 years and will continue to achieve in the years to come.

That’s not all though! Saint-Gobain have introduced a cycle challenge that will involve 120 colleagues from across Saint-Gobain, cycling from England to France, to celebrate the Group’s 350th anniversary.

What’s the Challenge?

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Celotex Supports Cold Homes Week

Cold Homes Week Celotex

Cold Homes Week, 2-6 February, gives focus to the important and neglected issue of fuel poverty which has a firm grasp of England. According to statistics from the Energy Bill Revolution (the hosts of this campaign) there are 7 million people suffering from fuel poverty in England, a figure that has seen increase over recent years.

This year proves to be a big year from the political perspective with a fast approaching election on the horizon that will shape the future of the United Kingdom. Currently, the Government defines fuel poverty as those spending 10% or more of their annual income on heating their home to an adequate level. The Cold Homes Week campaign aims to tackle this issue head on, raising awareness of fuel poverty and those affected as well as encouraging MPs to support the campaign.
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IMPORTANT: On 1 September 2017, Celotex took the precautionary measure to temporarily suspend the supply of Celotex FR5000, Celotex CG5000, Celotex CF5000 and Celotex SL5000 while we investigate the results of recent tests (Parts 6 and 7 of British Standard 476). Materials relating to these products are for information only.

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IMPORTANT: On 23 June 2017, in view of the focus on components of rainscreen cladding systems, Celotex stopped the supply of Celotex RS5000, pending further clarity. Material such as product downloads & specifications is for information only. Celotex do not currently supply a solution for buildings over 18 metres.

For latest statements and information on RS5000 and rainscreen cladding applications please see our dedicated site > inform.celotex.co.uk

It’s been a busy and productive year at Celotex, with production on the rise and good weather seeing us busy right up to Christmas. Here are 14 (see what we did there) of Celotex’ highlights from 2014!

1. Insulating Britain

The Insulating Britain campaign simplified the changes to the UK Building Regulations and how they impacted the industry. The roadshow was a huge success with our campaign stretching the length and breadth of the country, reaching out to key Celotex Insulation Specialists Insulating Britainindustry leaders while turning a few heads along the way. The journey enabled Celotex to provide architects, specifiers, distributors, merchants and contractors with the latest updates and information on how to simplify compliance as well as provide expert advice and guidance.

If you missed the campaign, don’t worry, all the information is still available on our Insulating Britain website. And in addition it’s not too late to book a CPD on the Part L and Section 6 changes. Book a CPD now.

2. All Aboard! The Celotex Bus.

So, let’s get a bit more specific. Insulating Britain involved a roadshow, but what did that involve? Well, it was quite literally a show on the road. In March of 2014 Celotex toured the UK on a double decker bus, stopping at 50 major towns and cities over the course of 3 months, with one aim; to educate the industry on the Building Regulation changes that came into force. The Celotex Insulating Britain Roadshow started at Ecobuild running through to late May, and was a roaring success. If you missed the tour, don’t worry! We have a whole host of photographs on our media gallery and you can recap the journey.

3. EcoBuild 2014

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_MG_5817How the year has flown and it’s December already! It ’tis the season to be jolly and what better way to kick off December festivities than by attending the 2014 Construction Marketing Awards which is always a good night and a great round up of the year. We celebrated this year’s event with a win and a highly commended!

The Insulating Britain campaign that has run over the course of the year was supported with a range of social media of which we naturally entered into the category ‘best use of social media’.

Supported with a fully integrated campaign comprising PR, advertising, email marketing and social media, we wanted the campaign to engage with customers face to face by talking to them, not selling to them. By identifying a social media campaign as the ideal way to communicate with peers, customers and potential consumers, it also helped to spread the company’s message in a more relaxed and conversational way.

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Celotex Insulation Specialists ChristmasThe Route to Zero Carbon Celotex Webinar 2014 – What a Week!

What a cracker of a week we have had this week at Celotex! With Christmas just around the corner, Monday saw the start of some Christmas preparation and decoration, with our reception Christmas tree being put up by our lovely lady, Lin. Not to mention the annual pink lights sparkling above the entrance and shining on what would turn out to be a bright week.

Another highlight was the prestigious Construction Marketing Awards 2014 which happened Wednesday evening. We’ll be bringing out a blog shortly with some details on the superb results of this so keep your eyes peeled.

So, we move on to Thursday and the topic of this blog. What was so good about Thursday, I hear you ask? Well, not only is it a significant step in the right direction to the weekend, but it also brought ‘The Route to Zero Carbon’ Webinar, with Celotex and Ecobuild. With close to 700 registered and almost 400 live attendees seemingly engaged to the topic, the 2014 webinar was a successful feature to what has proven to be a busy year for Celotex. Phil Clark (chair) was joined by an expert panel from the Zero Carbon Hub, Celotex and H + H UK Ltd, to find out about the journey Zero Carbon has taken to date, where we are now and how we can achieve the Government’s 2016 target.

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Update – IMPORTANT: On 23 June 2017, in view of the focus on components of rainscreen cladding systems, Celotex stopped the supply of Celotex RS5000, pending further clarity.  RS5000 remains suspended. Celotex do not currently supply a solution for buildings over 18 metres.

In December 2017 we identified a compliance issue relating to our calculation and testing of the lambda value of products in our 4000 and 5000 range and the Crown-Bond and Crown-Fix products within Crown Flat Roofing range. Material such as product downloads & specifications is for information only.

On 30 January 2018, Celotex made a further public announcement in relation to the full system testing of RS5000 pursuant to BS8414:2.  The announcement can be read here

Celotex visits the Roofing Cladding and Insulation ShowTargeting the roofing, cladding and insulation industry ranging through specification to completion and everything in between, Celotex attended the RCI Show 2014 bringing an impactful stand and a great Celotex team to assist the visitors of the event.

Research from Unity Media decided the time was right to organise a brand new show and one that the roofing, cladding and insulation industry deserves. Taking this research on board, RCI Magazine decided to organise an event specifically for these industries and credit to them.

The Event

Come Wednesday, the opening morning, Ricoh Arena was at full capacity with some of the industry’s leading specialists in roofing, cladding and insulation all exhibiting with some very impressive stands on offer. Celotex were raring to go with the team all briefed and excited by the prospects of day one at the RCI Show. The day brought some great conversations with many enquiries about our latest rainscreen cladding product, Celotex RS5000, which we were able to showcase in a brand new life-sized build up installation, seen alongside two of our other large installations for the pitched roof and cavity wall. People were also able to pick up some literature and chat to our technical guys about detailed enquiries while nibbling on some sweets from our famous sweet cart. Either that or stocking up on sweets for Halloween on Friday…

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