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Saint-Gobain to invest £20m for new Celotex insulation production facility

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, the leader in the habitat and construction materials market are to invest £20million in a production facility for insulation specialists Celotex.

A planning application has been submitted for a brand new production facility for Celotex, the UK’s largest supplier of PIR insulation boards. This new facility will be located next to Saint-Gobain’s Glass manufacturing facility in Eggborough, with expected production due to begin in Spring 2017.

Celotex has been operating successfully for 90 years and making PIR in the UK since 1980. The company now employs over 220 people at its only production site in Suffolk, where there are two similar production lines to the one that will be constructed at the new facility in Eggborough. Celotex has a strong focus on innovation, technical support to the construction industry and delivering high standards of customer service. This investment will enable Celotex to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the developing market for insulation products in the UK, while also meeting the future needs of its customers.

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Celotex Insulation talks Thermal Comfort with Santa

rob Online(PSD)Celotex’ very own Head of Technical, Rob Warren takes to your screens again, this time providing an interesting link between thermal comfort in housing and Santa Claus. An unsurprising link, but one that works very well, as you will find out in the video! Plus a funny ‘outtake’ intro too.

Take a look, and let us know what you think.

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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.

Celotex launches two new innovative products!

At our headquarters in Hadleigh, Suffolk, our growing team of insulation experts pride themselves in manufacturing innovative solutions for a range of applications in the construction industry. Over the past two years, we have introduced exciting new application solutions including Celotex RS5000, a rainscreen cladding product and more recently, in 2015, Celotex CF5000, our full fill cavity wall solution. We are also leading innovators with our services too, introducing the new and improved U-value Calculator as well as thermal bridging models to the Celotex Members Area.

Today, we announce the release of two new additions to our ‘best-in-class’ performance 0.021 W/mK lambda range. Celotex FI5000, a premium performance flooring solution suitable for concrete slab, beam and block, suspended timber and underfloor heating applications PLUS Celotex SL5000, a specialist concrete soffit liner solution. Both with enhanced thermal performance and installation benefits, saving time and money on-site.

So, with the introductions out of the way, let’s tell you a little more about these new product additions.

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Insulating Scotland 2015 – Celotex Insulation Roadshow

Back by popular demand, the Celotex roadshow takes to the streets once more. Following the success of our 2014 Insulating Britain Campaign which saw a Celotex pink double decker bus touring England and Wales teaching over 2500 industry professionals the new UK Building Regulations, Celotex are back again, only this time with something a little more quirky.

Insulation specialist Celotex is set to launch its ‘Insulating Scotland’ campaign in spectacular fashion on 28th September when the company’s custom designed campervan begins a Scotland roadshow. Taking to the road in innovative style, Celotex insulation will be spreading the word of products and services that can assist compliance to new Scottish Building Regulations.

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Members’ Area Hints and Tips: The U-value Calculator

The Celotex U-value Calculator is one of the most comprehensive online calculators in the industry and is used by thousands of small to large architects and specifiers all over the country. So for this reason we have we have just made this bigger and better for our users to improve your experience.

You can create detailed U-value calculations in pdf format, instantly with the click of a few buttons at Celotex.co.uk.

New Celotex U-value Calculator

Firstly, log in to your Members Area, click on the U-value calculator icon.

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If you have an existing incomplete calculation, you can choose to carry on by locating this in the list at the bottom, or…. if you are starting a new calculation, choose your construction type and press continue.

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Celotex takes its message to Housing 2015

Celotex will be exhibiting at this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Conference on stand G21. The biggest and best attended event in the UK’s social and affordable housing sector, Housing 2015 provides a perfect platform for Celotex to demonstrate its market-leading range of PIR insulation solutions.

Held at Manchester Central from 23rd – 25th June, the three-day conference and exhibition brings together housing associations, ALMOs and Local Authorities. With more contacts, speakers and delegates than any other housing event in the UK, the event is expected to attract over 7,000 industry specific visitors from all elements of the supply chain.

As well as over 300 exhibitors, the event will welcome more than 100 speakers to lead panel discussions, debates and interactive workshops. Head of Technical at Celotex, Rob Warren, will be delivering one of the event’s 50 free seminars with his presentation ‘5 steps to maximise thermal comfort in housing’ – held at Central 7 at 1pm on Tuesday 23rd.

“Changes to the Building Regulations bring with them challenges to achieving compliance for those looking to provide new build social housing,” explains Rob Warren. “This session will highlight the key elements of fabric design that will allow you to hit your compliance targets and deliver housing stock that provides a thermally comfortable environment for the householders.”

As a regular exhibitor and contributor at industry events, Celotex will once again use the CIH 2015 conference and exhibition to communicate with architects, specifiers, contractors and end users alike and help them on their route to new standards of energy efficiency and regulatory compliance.

Register here for the CIH Housing Event and come for a chat on stand G21. You will be more than welcome.

Celotex Insulation at CIH Housing 2015

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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Over the last few months we have continued our Technical Twitter Takeover’s, featuring monthly hour long sessions dedicated to different topics affected by insulation and what we do here at Celotex. Within the Celotex Technical Centre (CTC) our fantastic team of technical advisors get asked a range of different questions so it is great to take some of those questions and explain them through a short afternoon of Twitter activity. It is also a great opportunity for those watching from across the social media stratosphere with a project enquiry to send in a Tweet using #AskCelotex to our technical team member to provide assistance.

The Celotex Floor Technical Twitter Takeover

So, February’s TTT focused on the top of your house with a pitched roof application and the topic for March was at the other end, looking at floor applications. Here are some of the questions that Celotex are asked regularly about floor applications and insulation solutions.

Question 1 – What membranes should I use in a solid ground floor with Celotex insulation?
Celotex should be positioned above a dpm and below a minimum 500 gauge polythene seperating layer.

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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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The Celotex Pitched Roof Technical Twitter Takeover

The February Technical Twitter Takeover saw focus on pitched rCelotex Insulation Technical Twitter Takeoveroof application, including topics such as Building Regulations, ventilation and insulation between rafters.

Let’s crack on with the questions.

Question 1 – What U-values do I need to achieve to hit Building Regulations for an existing pitched roof? #AskCelotex. Under normal circumstances, existing pitched roofs would require a u-value of 0.18 W/m2K. Read more »

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