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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.

Celotex Insulating Scotland

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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). In addition, we have recently identified a compliance issue relating to our calculation and testing of the declared lambda value of products in the 4000 and 5000 ranges and the Crown-Bond and Crown-Fix products within the Crown Flat Roofing range. Due to this issue, the suspension of the 5000 range will continue and now includes the FI5000 and GD5000 products. Materials relating to the 5000 range products are for information only. Please note that TB4000 manufactured after 15 December 2017 will be marketed from January as Celotex TB3000 with a declared lambda value of 0.023 W/mK.

Please use the link below to read our full statement regarding declared lambda:

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Please use the link below to read our latest statement regarding Class 0:

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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). In addition, we have recently identified a compliance issue relating to our calculation and testing of the declared lambda value of products in the 4000 and 5000 ranges and the Crown-Bond and Crown-Fix products within the Crown Flat Roofing range. Due to this issue, the suspension of the 5000 range will continue and now includes the FI5000 and GD5000 products. Materials relating to the 5000 range products are for information only. Please note that all products in the TB4000, GA4000 below 100mm, PL4000 and CW4000 ranges manufactured after 15 December 2017 will be marketed from January as Celotex 3000 with a declared lambda value of 0.023 W/mK.

Please use the link below to read our full statement regarding declared lambda:

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Please use the link below to read our latest statement regarding Class 0:

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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 »

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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It’s a new year which means a new start, but what were your top 8 questions of 2014? This brief blog looks at what we covered in the final Technical Twitter Takeover of 2014 pointing you in the right direction for some of the key questions sent in to us at Celotex.

Need to know where to find out about the installation of Celotex?

After some guidance on insulating walls, floors and roofs with Celotex?

Or perhaps just after some of the key benefits of using Celotex in your projects?

This post is a good starting point. So, let’s get into it! Here is the summary of the 8 questions tackled.

1.    How do I Install Celotex?

That depends upon your specific application. Celotex is suitable for use in your floors, walls and roofs. The best place to start is with our Handy Guide which is available on our website here: http://www.celotex.co.uk/resources/the-handy-guide. Our Handy Guide is a useful tool for identifying our range of product and their use, but it also includes our application installation guidelines. All applications from floors, to walls, up to roofs are included with installation guidelines in our Handy Guide.

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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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