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Here you will find the latest articles written by our insulation specialists focusing on product developments, building regulations and technical guidance notes.

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As the UK market leader in premium performance PIR insulation solutions, Celotex remains the insulation specialist of choice. We put a great deal of commitment in to ensuring our customers have a high quality product that is in compliance with evolving Building Regulations, helping you achieve better U-values and thinner solutions. Here at Celotex we often get asked, ‘how can I buy Celotex?’, so this brief blog points you in the right direction.

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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

This month the Technical Twitter Takeover discussed rainscreen cladding applications including questions on fixings, membranes and moisture. If you have a further question, let us know using #AskCelotex or reply to this blog post.

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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

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We have once again demonstrated our innovative credentials with the launch of Celotex RS5000, a new premium performance PIR solution specifically designed for rainscreen cladding applications.

The latest addition to the ‘5000’ series product range, Celotex RS5000 has successfully tested to BS 8414-2:2005, meets the criteria set out in BR 135, and therefore is acceptable for use in buildings above 18 metres in height.

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This month’s Technical Twitter Takeover saw Jamie and Debbie from the CTC discussing all the frequently asked questions they get about cavity wall applications. Take a look at their advice and guidance surrounding cavity wall applications, and if you have something that wasn’t covered or need further advice, just comment on the blog post below, or tweet us @Celotex using #AskCelotex.

Join us for the next Technical Twitter Takeover in July discussing Floors applications and compliance of your projects to the UK Building Regulations. Get your questions to us using #AskCelotex or tweet us @Celotex.

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After three months, 50 locations and over 1,000 bookings, the Celotex pink double-decker bus has parked up for the final time at our HQ in Hadleigh, Suffolk as the last day of the #InsulatingBritain roadshow.

We started in London at the Ecobuild event in March and worked our way up and down the country as part of the 50 date roadshow, holding live webinars and delivered a series of one hour technical presentations to provide expert advice and guidance on UK Building Regulations changes – Part L and Section 6.

From the start of the Insulating Britain campaign, we have seen over 2500 industry professionals educated on the UK Building Regulations. From Southampton to Glasgow, Cardiff to Norwich, the bus offered a 12-seat presentation area where members of our Celotex Technical Centre, Area Sales Managers and Product Managers educated architects, contractors and distribution partners to simplify their route to Regulatory compliance. The roadshow also helped to send over 10,000 visitors to Celotex’ purpose-built website insulatingbritain.co.uk.

“Our Insulating Britain campaign has given industry professionals across the UK easy access to everything they need to know about new UK Building Regulations, with further reductions in CO2 emissions required for England, Wales & Scotland, Celotex product and service solutions will continue to help simplify compliance to these new levels.” Paul Evans, Head of Marketing at Celotex.

The Celotex bus has completed its journey, but we will continue to provide the latest updates, information on how to simplify compliance and expert advice and guidance over the course of 2014. Keep yourself updated by checking the Insulating Britain website and follow us on twitter @Celotex.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have attended the bus over the last three months and all of the venues for having us there!

If you did miss out on the bus, not to worry, you can still book yourself a CPD on the UK Building Regulations using our online form.

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This is a strange blog for me. I usually only blog to help make a point or to air an opinion or two about a subject. I like to weave in a theme at the same time: Baking, Ghosts, Lord of the Rings to name but a few, just to attempt to make Building Regulations mildly entertaining to the casual observer or to someone who stumbles across my musings by mistake.

So, this blog is different because it’s about me. I’ll pause while both readers exit in their droves. You see, I have just won an award. It’s only the second time I have won anything. The first time was back in my youth when I won a years supply of spuds. The milkman (remember those) was branching out and selling more than just milk by entering the radical world of green groceries. They wanted a slogan to encourage business and my effort was “Our doorstep shop has the cream of the crop”. I think it stands up after all these decades and shows the Force of a The Pun was strong within me at an early age. I was pleased, and so was my Mother, who was in potato heaven for 12 months.

This time I have won an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Polyurethane Industry. No slogans required, no puns (apart from the odd one on Twitter) no entry form, just recognition of doing my job. It’s a rather fetching trophy, engraved, and will sit proudly on display as a reminder of what I have achieved.

It seems to me that we spend too much time looking forward in life and not nearly enough time looking back. Each time I look at the trophy it will remind me to pause on the journey, appreciate the view, and let my brain chip in with fond memories of all those free spuds of yesteryear. Yes, OK, I’ll packet in now and bring this to a crisp, pun-free conclusion….almost.

 

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The Celotex Technical Team took over the @Celotex twitter account for the afternoon to answer your questions…

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