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02 May STAY SMART: KEEP YOUR PIPES INSULATED
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PIPE INSULATION: DON'T LET IGNORANCE LEAD TO DISASTER! Water, whether hot or cold, is a carrier of energy. While cold water doesn't cost much, hot water does. This is particularly evident in underfloor heating systems, where pipes aren't intentionally insulated. However, when it comes to radiators, hot water is needed to function properly, typically requiring temperatures exceeding 45 degrees Celsius. The temperature that reaches the radiators depends on whether the pipes are insulated or not. ..
22 Apr CAN MOISTURE TRAVEL THROUGH INSULATION?
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CAN DAMP TRAVEL THROUGH INSULATION?* Water... On one hand, it's one of the main components of the human body, and we need it to live. On the other hand, it's something we must defend ourselves against. Not only can it pose a threat to humans, but it's also a danger to buildings. People have been aware of the issue of water seeping into buildings for ages. It's caused numerous troubles for many of us, be it financial strains, aesthetic damages, or even health concerns. So, there comes a point wh..
17 Apr THE REAL COST OF INSULATED PLASTERBOARD
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INSULATED PLASTERBOARD PRICE CONSIDERATION* Insulated plasterboards such as Unilin XT/TL or Celotex PL4000 are products that have revolutionised the UK market. Besides their speed and ease of installation, they offer high R-value and are ready for finishing immediately after installation, whether with plaster or the taping joining method. This translates to various financial advantages. However, it turns out that purchasing insulated plasterboards alone is not the cheapest option, and many sti..
11 Apr GARAGE FLOOR INSULATION: METHODS AND BENEFITS
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HOW TO INSULATE A GARAGE FLOOR*? Insulating the garage floor is a popular project among Brits, often driven by limited indoor space and the desire for additional usable areas. A garage floor conversion offers a practical solution. To regulate temperatures effectively in the garage, insulating the floor is key. In this article, we'll explore the optimal methods for insulation, the most cost-effective options available, recommended thickness, and pitfalls to avoid during the garage insulation pr..
03 Apr SECOND-HAND PIR INSULATION IN ACTION?*
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SECOND HAND PIR INSULATION BOARDS: ARE THEY A SMART INVESTMENT? PIR insulation is the most commonly used insulation product in the UK. Its high R-value allows for a reduction in thickness, making 100mm thickness even more popular. PIR insulation is often colloquially referred to as Celotex insulation because the Celotex company initiated its production and remains a leading manufacturer of these products to this day. Given PIR insulation durability, some individuals find themselves drawn to th..
25 Mar INSULATION DURABILITY: WHICH HOLDS THE HIGHEST R-VALUE OVER TIME?
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WHICH INSULATION HOLDS THE BETTER R-VALUE OVER TIME?* The choice of thermal insulation is one thing, its installation is another. Once installed, thermal insulation should theoretically be forgotten for many years and maintain its parameters. However, this is not always the case.  In this article, we will delve into this issue. We will clarify certain aspects you should consider when choosing insulation. The most important parameter determining the effectiveness of insulation over the years is ..
01 Mar HOW TO INSTALL CELOTEX BOARDS: A GUIDE FOR EVERY APPLICATION
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CELOTEX INSULATION: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO INSULATION FOR DIY BEGINNERS* Celotex is the second most well-known brand alongside Kingspan that deals with insulation. Celotex PIR boards are extremely popular in the UK. No wonder why. They are very lightweight, have good R-value, universal, widely available, and easy to install. While they pose no problem for experienced installers, they may cause difficulties for novice DIY enthusiasts. This article is dedicated to such individuals. By reading th..
27 Feb INSULATION CALCULATION TIPS
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INSULATION CALCULATION FORMULA MADE EASY: A BEGINNER'S HANDBOOK* Once you've decided how thick your insulation should be, the next step is buying it. Sounds easy, right? Well, here's the catch: different insulations come in different pack sizes and, most importantly, different dimensions. You'll probably need to buy more of the smaller 600mm x 1200mm insulation boards compared to the larger 1200mm x 2400mm ones. It's pretty clear, but it can be tricky for some people when they're shopping for i..
22 Feb UNDERFLOOR HEATING TRUTH REVEALED
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UNDERFLOOR HEATING PRACTICAL GUIDE* It might seem that underfloor heating, increasingly popular, is a modern invention. However, the first mentions of this system date back to ancient Greece, where heated floors were also enjoyed by the Romans. Warm air distributed through special channels in the floor heated baths and patrician houses. Examples of such heating systems can be seen, for instance, in the ruins of Roman baths in Trier (a city in modern-day Germany) and Pompeii (Italy). Nowadays, u..
19 Feb WHAT ARE THE TOP AREAS IN YOUR HOME TO FOCUS ON WHEN INSULATING?
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WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY ZONES IN YOUR HOME THAT REQUIRE THE HIGHEST PRIORITY FOR INSULATION?* Insulating a home isn't just about saving on bills; it's also about maintaining optimal indoor temperatures and ensuring the well-being of its occupants. By insulating our homes, we aim to achieve these goals. However, it turns out that this isn't always the case.  In our home, there are areas particularly prone to errors during installation, resulting in the greatest heat loss. Therefore, these are the ..
08 Feb BEST LOFT INSULATION SOLUTIONS
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BEST LOFT INSULATION –  PRACTICAL GUIDE* Insulating the attic is one of the most important steps you can take to reduce bills. Therefore, you need to choose the best form of insulation available. There are many options available up there. So how do you choose the right one? In this article, you will learn about the main types of loft insulation in the UK. What are their pros and cons, how much does insulation per square meter cost, and what criteria should you consider when choosing it. BEST..
01 Feb LIGHTER CONCRETE: BUILDING SMARTER, NOT HEAVIER
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HOW TO REDUCE THE WEIGHT OF CONCRETE?* Concrete is a fundamental material in construction. It is challenging to imagine pouring foundations, roads, bridges, sidewalks, or buildings without it. Concrete is present on every construction site. High-strength concrete, in particular, is very heavy, and its density can reach up to 2600kg per cubic metre. This poses many challenges in certain situations, forcing architects to consider alternative forms that would reduce its weight. In this article, w..
31 Jan HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TRANSFORMING THE INSULATION GAME
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HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MAY CHANGE INSULATION MARKET?* Today, we're on the brink of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where artificial intelligence is quickly becoming a part of production and industry. We're not sure exactly how much it will change our lives in the next 50-100 years, but one thing is certain – Artificial Intelligence is speeding up the production of building materials, from constructing walls to insulation. It seems like adopting Artificial Intelligence will also significant..
23 Jan STRAW BALE AS A DIY INSULATION PROJECT?
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CAN YOU MAKE YOUR OWN INSULATION?* In these fast-changing times, we're dealing with big shifts globally, from the challenges of the Covid pandemic to the possibility of a third world war.  A widespread trend has emerged with the increase in money printing across the globe, resulting in our bills nearly tripling in size. In an attempt to cut costs and make our homes more energy efficient, many turn to investing in thermal insulation. However, these intentions often hit a wall upon receiving the..
22 Jan SELECTING RIGHT VOID FORMER
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WHAT PRODUCTS CAN BE USED FOR VOID FORMING IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION? The current construction materials market is flooded with various innovations that can be challenging to keep up with, especially when undertaking a construction project, perhaps for the first time in your life. An example of such a situation is when building an extension or your own house, and the initial challenge lies in finding the right material for void filling in concrete construction. This article is precisely dedicat..
17 Jan CUTTING POLYSTYRENE VOID FORMERS: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
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HOW TO CUT POLYSTYRENE VOID FORMER?* Polystyrene void formers such as Cordek HX S Under Slab or Filcor 20 truly revolutionise the battle against the impact of clay on foundations. These products are lightweight, easy to install, but the only tricky part is cutting them to size.  In this article, you will find the most common techniques used for cutting polystyrene void formers and the tools you should use. POLYSTYRENE VOID FORMER STRUCTURE The Polystyrene void former is mostly made of expan..
16 Jan EXPLORING KINGSPAN K5 ALTERNATIVES: HANDY GUIDE
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WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE TO KINGSPAN K5?* In the realm of insulating external walls in the UK, our choices boil down to three main options: EPS polystyrene, Mineral wool, or Kingspan K5 phenolic board. While Kingspan is renowned for its superior thermal properties, it does come with a price tag, and locating it nearby can pose a challenge. So, is there any alternative to Kingspan K5? This article will address that question, helping you discover if there's a comparable product available. Let's di..
11 Jan NAVIGATING THE RISKS: 6 KEY FACTORS TO KNOW BEFORE DOT&DABBING INSULATED PLASTERBOARD TO THE CEILING
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CAN YOU DOT AND DAB INSULATED PLASTERBOARD TO CEILING?* The Dot&Dab method is incredibly popular in the United Kingdom and beyond. It is easy and fast, which probably makes it a winner when it comes to attaching plasterboard or insulated plasterboard to the wall. But what about the ceiling? Can this method be used for fixing insulated plasterboard to the ceiling? In this article, we will provide a clear answer on whether if is possible and practical to do so and what to avoid when opting for ..
10 Jan WHY INSULATED PLASTERBOARD OVER OLD PLASTERBOARD FALLS SHORT
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CAN YOU PUT INSULATED PLASTERBOARD OVER EXISTING PLASTERBOARD?* Insulated plasterboard also known as thermal plasterboard is a real game-changer. It speeds the insulating process from the inside. While its installation is relatively straightforward on solid walls, fitting it onto existing plasterboard can be quite a challenge. In this article, we address this issue and answer the most commonly asked questions. INSULATED PLASTERBOARD OVER OLD PLASTERBOARD SCENARIOS According to our conversa..
05 Jan COST-EFFICIENT UK ANTI-HEAVE PROTECTION: TOP 3 NEAR YOU
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ANTI HEAVE SOLUTIONS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS* Building a house or adding an extension in the United Kingdom can be tough. You'll face architects, strict rules, and lots of expenses. When you start extending your home and hire a construction company, your first big cost will probably be ordering concrete for the foundations. But here's a surprise: before that, you'll need anti-heave protection. In this short article, we'll talk about the products architects often pick to protect your foundations fr..
07 Dec CREAKY FLOORS: CAUSES, FIXES, AND PREVENTION TIPS
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HOW TO STOP CREAKING FLOORBOARDS UNDER CARPET?* It turns out that the most annoying and repetitive noises in our house can be caused by creaky fridge hinges or the floor we walk on. While the fridge is opened less frequently, we walk on the floor almost constantly. In the UK, floors are usually made of wooden joists, with the subsequent layer covered by floorboards. These types of floors are cost-effective but come with a significant flaw that gives us a headache. It's the annoying long-term no..
30 Nov A CLEVER COMBINATION OF TWO INSULATION VARIETIES
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WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO MAKE THE MOST OF THERMAL INSULATION?* Thermal insulation - like slabs, rolls, or rigid boards - has a job: it keeps our homes cosy by blocking out the cold and keeping the right temperature inside. If you are about to fit insulation wrong way, it can cause big problems like thermal bridges that can't be fixed. Even if you have the top-notch insulation with the highest R-value, it can end up useless if it's put in the wrong order. In this brief article, we'll closely exa..
27 Nov INSTALLATION MADE EASY: COMPARING 3 TYPES
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WHAT IS THE EASIEST INSULATION TO INSTALL? Insulating your home is a fantastic financial move. It not only enhances your comfort but also saves you a significant amount of money in the long run. However, not all insulation types are straightforward to install. Some are user-friendly, while others can be quite challenging during installation. If you're reading this article, chances are you're seeking ways to avoid expenses linked to installing thermal insulation and are searching for the easie..
22 Nov CEILING INSULATION DECISIONS: PIR, POLYSTYRENE, PHENOLIC BOARDS AND MINERAL WOOL
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT CEILING INSULATION: TIPS AND CONSIDERATIONS* Ceilings in the UK play a crucial role - they separate different levels within a home, creating distinct living spaces and helping to keep the warmth inside. Surprisingly, not all ceilings here are adequately insulated, which is a significant oversight. Heat naturally rises, causing the most heat loss near the ceiling. Uninsulated ceilings allow heat to escape easily, leading to higher gas bills. However, insulated ceilings reflect..
14 Nov THE POWER OF ULTRA THIN INSULATED PLASTERBOARD
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ULTRA THIN INSULATED PLASTERBOARD: EFFICIENT SPACE SOLUTIONS The UK's square metre prices are steadily rising, impacting our dream home aspirations. The challenge lies in balancing insulation thickness without sacrificing space. Fortunately, there's a remedy: ultra-thin insulated plasterboard, a savior in such dilemmas. This article unveils the product's pricing, various thicknesses, insulation efficacy, and buying locations, providing a comprehensive guide. ULTRA THIN INSULATED PL..
06 Nov EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HVAC SYSTEMS
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HVAC SIMPLE EXPLANATION* Picture yourself living in Spain, eagerly awaiting the evening to allow cool air into your home. You might hold off baking a cake until nightfall to cope with the heightened indoor temperature. The only relief comes from enjoying a cold ice cream, taking a plunge into chilled water, or refreshing yourself with a garden hose. This was life before the widespread use of HVAC systems. Nowadays, HVAC systems are familiar globally, aiding people both at work and at home whil..
31 Oct WORRY-FREE TV SETUP: HOW TO SECURELY MOUNT YOUR TV ON INSULATED PLASTERBOARD
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HANGING TV ON INSULATED PLASTERBOARD* Nowadays, larger TVs, typically 55 inches and above, are commonly hung on walls. This is primarily for two reasons: firstly, for safety in case of accidental falls, and secondly, to save space in rooms that always seem to be lacking it. The purchase of a large TV isn't the end of the story; the real challenge lies in its installation. While mounting on a sturdy wall like brick shouldn't be problematic, mounting on insulated plasterboard might present so..
26 Oct EXPLORING THE WALKABILITY OF PIR INSULATION: A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW
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CAN YOU WALK ON PIR INSULATION?* PIR insulation boards have become incredibly popular in the UK construction industry, and for good reasons. They're top-notch at keeping your home warm by blocking heat transfer, and they're designed with a foil layer that not only keeps moisture out but also reflects heat, making them even more energy-efficient. Compared to other materials like polystyrene or mineral wool, PIR insulation boards are exceptional performers while being slimmer, saving you space w..
23 Oct THE BIGGER THE R, THE SMOOTHER THE RIDE!
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CRACKING R-VALUES* Has your architect given you insulation requirements that seem like a secret code? Those strange numbers can leave you feeling puzzled and frustrated. You've tried searching, asking around, and even calling technical support, only to wait on hold for 15 minutes and finally speak to someone who seems just as clueless as you are. But here's the twist – this isn't a made-up scenario for this blog. It's the real-life struggle that our clients face when they reach out to us. The ..
17 Oct TAPERED ROOF INSULATION, NO MORE ROOFING NIGHTMARES!
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TAPERED ROOF INSULATION - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE* When constructing or renovating a flat roof, two essential factors must be taken into consideration: thermal insulation and effective water drainage. While installing thermal insulation is typically straightforward, creating the necessary roof slope can be quite challenging. This often involves either raising one side of the insulation or preparing the flat roof in advance to ensure a minimum slope of 7°. Fortunately, there are insulation products ..
12 Oct FIRE-RATED INSULATION OPTIONS IN THE UK
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UK FIRE RATING CLASSIFICATION * In general, thermal insulation is designed to reduce heat loss in a building. However, it's essential to recognize that only a select few insulation materials offer the added benefit of fire protection. Fire-resistant insulation, in contrast to standard insulation, possesses distinct qualities when confronted with a fire incident. It can either effectively inhibit the spread of flames, slow down their progression, or buy precious time for safe evacuation. In t..
05 Oct DOUBLE INSULATION LAYERS: INSTALLATION TIPS
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ONE OR TWO LAYERS OF INSULATION?*  The installation of thermal insulation must be carried out with precision. Incorrect installation can result in thermal bridges, which usually lead to moisture condensation and, consequently, the growth of mould, not to mention heat loss. To avoid this, it's best to install two layers of insulation. In this article, we will describe how to do this, what precautions to take, and when to perform this installation.     WHERE SHOULD I DOUBLE UP INSULATION?   ..
04 Oct INSULATION THICKNESS ESSENTIALS
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SELECTING THE IDEAL INSULATION THICKNESS* One of the elements contributing to maintaining a favourable indoor climate in a building is the thermal insulation of walls, roofs, and floors. Properly matched insulation thickness ensures energy efficiency. It turns out that selecting the right type of insulation is one thing, and choosing the appropriate thickness is another. Interestingly, in our store, as many as 7 out of 20 customers inquire about the thickness of insulation they should use. Wha..
27 Sep COLD WALLS, WARM SOLUTIONS: RECONSIDERING INTERNAL WALL INSULATION
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WHY YOU SHOULD NOT INSULATE WALLS INTERNALLY?*   The structural walls of a building can be insulated from both the outside and the inside. There are more proponents of insulating structural walls from the outside. Seeing that insulating the interior of a home has so many opponents, we decided to take a closer look at this topic and dispel any doubts. In this article, you will learn whether insulating walls from the inside is a good idea, what its drawbacks and advantages are, and whether it wo..
26 Sep EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO SOUNDPROOF AGAINST NOISY NEIGHBOURS
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SOUNDPROOFING YOUR FLOOR/CEILING AGAINST DISTURBING NEIGHBOR NOISE* We always hope to return from work to a home filled with peace and quiet. While we have control over the noise we make inside our homes, finding peace and quiet can still be a struggle. Noisy neighbours, often living directly above or below us, can frequently be the culprits. When polite requests to lower the noise levels made to our neighbours prove ineffective, we may need to take additional measures. In this article, we wil..
22 Sep HOW TO PROPERLY INSTALL INSULATED PLASTERBOARD ON EXTERNAL CORNERS
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INSULATED PLASTERBOARD ON OUTSIDE CORNER* The external corners of a building are its foundational elements, and they are highly susceptible to mechanical damage. They are also areas that are particularly vulnerable to wall freezing since the outer surface of the wall always has a larger exposed area compared to the inner surface. Therefore, the correct installation of insulated plasterboard in these corners plays an essential role. It serves not only to shield the walls from cold but also to..
20 Sep WHAT IS THE NEWEST FUTURE INSULATION?
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WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF BUILDING INSULATION?* The world is changing rapidly. With the increasing pace of development, we are populating the Earth, consequently producing more CO2. As a result, we are raising the Earth's temperature. We hear about temperature records more and more often, reaching 51 °C. This raises the question of whether insulation will be needed at all. In this article, we will address whether insulation will be necessary in 50 years, whether it makes sense to invest in home in..
18 Sep WHAT CAN GO WRONG WITH INSULATION? COMMON ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
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WHAT CAN GO WRONG WITH INSULATION?*  Almost all insulation materials used in UK homes have a range of advantages, but unfortunately, they also come with drawbacks. When choosing any of them, you need to be aware of what it entails and whether you've made the right decision in selecting insulation. In this article, we will present the main disadvantages of insulation commonly used in the UK market. These will include mineral wool, associated with skin irritation, PIR, known for its challenging-..
13 Sep DEFEND YOUR HOME: SUPERIOR SPRAY FOAM AND FOIL INSULATION TO OUTSMART MICE!
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THE BEST INSULATIONS TO KEEP UNWANTED RODENTS AT BAY* Mice are probably the most unwelcome guests in a home. They can cause damage, spread diseases, and even potentially lead to a house fire by chewing on wires. If you're seeking effective methods to keep mice from invading your living space, one vital factor to consider is your home's insulation. In this blog, we'll delve into insulations that deter mice and discuss their role in safeguarding your home.   A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MOUSE Mice..
05 Sep WINDOW SILL EXTENDERS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE
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EXTERNAL WINDOW SILL EXTENDER.THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WINDOW SILLS* Window sills serve as both functional and aesthetic elements of our homes. They provide a platform for plants, a cozy spot for our pets, and add a finishing touch to the overall look of our windows. If you're looking to expand, renovate, or enhance your window sills, you've come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about external window sill extenders. From installation techn..
31 Aug SMART THERMAL INSULATION THAT'S CHANGING THE GAME.
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⌂  THE FUTURE OF HOME INSULATION. CUTTING-EDGE INSULATION* Wave goodbye to bulky insulation and say hello to a fresh era of clever, space-saving thermal insulation. These revolutionary materials not only keep you cosy and save you money but also open up your living space for more comfort. And that's not all – they're changing the construction game, allowing builders to do more with less. Imagine a world where energy efficiency and affordability go hand in hand, where innovative insulating mate..
24 Aug THE PERFECT FIT: INSULATED PLASTERBOARD DIMENSIONS AND OPTIONS
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INSULATED PLASTERBOARD DIMENSIONS: FINDING THE PERFECT FIT FOR YOUR PROJECT* When it comes to insulation solutions, thermal plasterboard, also known as insulated plasterboard, stands out as a highly economical option compared to other available insulation products. It offers significant cost savings while delivering efficient insulation benefits. This versatile material can be easily installed using plasterboard screws, expanding foam or adhesive, making this process hassle-free. In essence, t..
23 Aug INSULATED PLASTERBOARD OVER PLASTER: SHORT INSTALLATION GUIDE
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INSULATED PLASTERBOARD OVER PLASTER* Insulated plasterboard is undoubtedly a fantastic product. It speeds up every renovation and construction project, saves money, and above all, eliminates the need to use insulation and plasterboard separately. Its installation is usually straightforward, but it requires adhering to certain regulations. Insulated plasterboard cannot be mounted on loose surfaces. In this article, we will explore whether it's possible to install insulated plasterboard directly..
22 Aug INSULATED PLASTERBOARD AROUND WINDOWS
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BOOSTING THERMAL EFFICIENCY AROUND WINDOWS USING INSULATED PLASTERBOARD* When it comes to improving the thermal insulation of interior walls using insulated plasterboard, a common consideration arises: how to effectively implement this around window reveals. This article aims to provide valuable insights into the proper execution of this process, including the recommended thickness of the insulated plasterboard and the essential materials required for its successful installation. HOW DO I GO ..
21 Aug EXPLORING THE INNOVATION OF HEAVEGUARD PILE COLLARS
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THE HEAVEGUARD PILE COLLAR BREAKTHROUGH* In the realm of construction and civil engineering, innovations are constantly emerging to address the challenges posed by various environmental factors. One challenge of this kind, frequently disregarded, pertains to the area around columns. Improper protection of these can lead to significant damages, and the golden solution to prevent this is the Heaveguard Pile Collar. In reference to NHBC inspectors, it's crucial to highlight that inadequately fille..
15 Aug THE RISKY TERRITORY OF BUYING AN UNINSULATED HOME: DOES IT MAKE SENSE?
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WHAT IS IMPORTANT WHEN BUYING AN UNINSULATED HOUSE?* Buying a house is a big deal, and you need to think about lots of stuff. Imagine this: if the house doesn't have good insulation, things get even trickier. It's like a puzzle that gets harder. People might wonder if it's smart to spend money on a home like that. And what happens if the insulation isn't there? How does it affect how we use the house and our money? Let's dive into these ideas in this article and figure things out together. WH..
14 Aug UNVEILING THE SUPERIORITY OF CELLCORE 225MM HX S: A SHIELD AGAINST SOIL MOVEMENT
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THE PREFERRED CHOICE – EXPLORING THE 225MM CELLCORE 7/10 GRADE* In regions characterised by shrinkable soils, the design of foundations plays a critical role in ensuring load distribution while minimising excessive ground movement. It's imperative that foundations, substructures, and services are meticulously planned to counteract potential movements resulting from ground heave. When considering scenarios where heave might impact foundations and substructures, the incorporation of voids, void ..
10 Aug ENHANCING FIRE SAFETY WITH MINERAL WOOL INSULATION
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  IS MINERAL WOOL INSULATION SLAB FIRE RATED? EXPLORING ITS FIRE RESISTANCE PROPERTIES* When it comes to insulating our homes and buildings, safety is of paramount concern. If you've ever wondered whether mineral wool is fire rated, you've come to the right place. In this blog, we will delve into the details of why mineral wool insulation slabs are considered fire rated and answer whether mineral wool is indeed fire rated.   HOW IS MINERAL WOOL INSULATION STRUCTURED? Mineral wool insulati..
09 Aug MASTERING INSULATED PLASTERBOARD FIXINGS: BEST PRACTICES FOR SOLID WALLS
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  INSULATED PLASTERBOARD FIXINGS:THE ULTIMATE GUIDE* Insulated plasterboard stands as one of the most ingenious solutions for efficiently insulating homes, especially when time and budget are of the essence. The installation of insulated plasterboard, however, has proven to be a headache for many UK builders and DIY enthusiasts. Successfully mounting insulated plasterboard demands strict adherence to specific techniques and the use of dedicated fixings. Deviating from these guidelines could re..
07 Aug THE ADVANTAGES OF INSULATED PLYWOOD AND OSB ROOF PANELS
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FLAT ROOF INSULATION BOARD BONDED TO OSB OR PLYWOOD SHEET? COMPARISON* Flat roofs are a common sight in the UK, especially in metropolitan areas like London, Liverpool, or Manchester. These roofs often require ventilation equipment and building fixtures, making their construction a challenge for builders. When it comes to insulating and finishing flat roofs, there are several methods available. One popular approach involves using insulation boards bonded to plywood or OSB sheets. In this artic..
03 Aug 60-MINUTE FIRE RATING PRODUCTS: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ENHANCED FIRE PROTECTION
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60 MINUTE FIRE RATING PRODUCTS* Among the various fire-rated products available, those with a 60-minute fire rating stand out as a crucial line of defence, offering an hour of resistance against the ravages of flames. In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of 60-minute fire rating products, exploring their features, applications, and the peace of mind they bring to building owners, occupants, and safety professionals alike. 60 MIN FIRE BOARDS A fire-resistant board with a 6..
01 Aug THE PRICE OF COMFORT: UNRAVELLING WHY INSULATION IS SO EXPENSIVE
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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE INSULATION PRICE FACTORS* Home insulation is a building product typically purchased once to serve for many years. However, its initial cost might appear to be somewhat expensive, considering the materials used in its production. So, what contributes to its price? Why is it so expensive? In this article, we will strive to answer these and other questions. By reading this article, you will also learn about the general cost of home insulation in the UK, the expenses for insula..
25 Jul WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING INSULATION MATERIALS
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WHAT IS IMPORTANT WHEN CHOOSING INSULATION MATERIALS?* Today's market is flooded with an abundance of product offerings, and the same holds true for insulation materials. Manufacturers strive to outdo one another with increasingly better specifications. For some, the primary criterion is the thinnest insulation material, for others, the quietest, while some prioritise affordability above all else. In this article, we will address several fundamental questions regarding the selection of insulati..
24 Jul CAVITY WALL INSULATION BUYER'S GUIDE
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EXPLORING THE BEST CAVITY WALL INSULATION METHODS* Since the 1980s, cavity wall insulation has been installed in many new homes during construction. Today, cavity wall insulation is a crucial aspect of modern building practices, and it primarily involves filling the gap or cavity between the inner and outer walls of a property with insulation material. Two popular methods of cavity wall insulation are "Full Fill Cavity Insulation" and "Partial Fill Cavity Wall Insulation." In this blog, we wi..
18 Jul DEMYSTIFYING FIRE RATINGS FOR INSULATION MATERIALS
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  UK FIRE RATING EXPLAINED IN 125 SECONDS* Ensuring fire safety in building construction is of paramount importance, and adherence to British Standards for Fire Protection is a crucial aspect. When it comes to selecting insulating materials, strict criteria must be met. In buildings exceeding 18 metres in height, only materials with A1 and A2 fire ratings can be specified. This requirement stems from the non-combustible nature of A1 and A2-rated materials, providing enhanced fire resistance an..
13 Jul MASTERING HOME INSULATION: UNLOCKING COMFORT, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND SAVINGS
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WHY SHOULD WE INSULATE OUR HOMES?* Imagine a world without insulation — where the cold winter air seeps into our cosy havens, the scorching summer heat infiltrates our sanctuary, and the clamour of the bustling city disrupts our tranquillity. It is insulation that acts as our shield, warding off these external elements and maintaining a desirable indoor climate. Today, we will explore the crucial topic of insulation and its significance in creating comfortable and energy-efficient homes. If you..
11 Jul MINERAL WOOL vs AIR GAP
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DECODING THE ENIGMA: IS AN AIR GAP NECESSARY FOR MINERAL WOOL INSULATION?*   When it comes to insulating our homes, there are various options available, each with its own set of considerations. One commonly asked question is whether mineral wool insulation requires an air gap. In this blog post, we will delve into this topic to understand the importance of proper installation techniques for mineral wool insulation and whether an air gap is necessary. By the end of this article, you will have a..
07 Jul VALUABLE TIPS FOR INSULATING A PITCHED ROOF BETWEEN RAFTERS
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HOW TO INSTALL A KINGSPAN BOARD BETWEEN ROOF RAFTERS?* Installing Kingspan or Xtratherm insulation between roof rafters is a crucial step in ensuring an efficient and well-insulated roof. However, improper installation can have severe consequences, leading to discomfort and the need for insulation replacement. In this blog post, we will guide you through the correct process of installing Kingspan boards between roof rafters. By following these steps, you can avoid potential problems and achieve..
05 Jul UNLEASHING THE POWER OF 30-MINUTE FIRE BOARDS
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30 MINUTES FIRE RESISTANCE MATERIAL* When it comes to fire safety, every minute counts. The ability to control and contain a fire in its early stages can make a significant difference in preventing catastrophic damage. In recent years, the introduction of 30-minute fire boards has revolutionised fire protection systems. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of 30-minute fire boards, exploring their features, benefits, and applications.* WHAT IS 30 MINUTE FIRE-RESISTANCE RATING? Fi..
04 Jul COMPARING ALTERNATIVES TO CELOTEX: ROCKWOOL, KINGSPAN, EPS, AND XPS POLYSTYRENE
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ALTERNATIVE TO CELOTEX* With a rich history spanning 97 years, Celotex company has been a prominent player in the insulation industry. Initially importing fibreboard insulation, the company later introduced innovative PIR(PolyIsocyanuRate) products. The demand for high insulation levels, driven by stricter building regulations since 2002, has propelled PIR to the forefront. Despite its success, competition in the market remains fierce. In this blog series, we explore alternative insulation opti..
03 Jul TOP INTERIOR WALL INSULATION PRODUCTS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE
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DOES INSULATING FROM THE INSIDE MAKE SENSE?* Insulating a house is essential to pay lower bills and enjoy consistent temperatures throughout the year. However, not everyone can install external insulation due to either the age of the house or general restrictions made by the Council. This raises the question of how to insulate a house from the inside and whether it makes sense at all. In this blog post, we will delve into the topic and address common questions surrounding interior insulation...
26 Jun MASTERING THE ART OF CUTTING CELOTEX AND KINGSPAN INSULATION BOARDS: TECHNIQUES, TOOLS, AND SAFETY
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CUTTING TRICKS FOR KINGSPAN AND CELOTEX PIR INSULATION BOARD WITHOUT DUST* Both Kingspan and Celotex offer PIR boards, which are essentially derived from polyurethane, a plastic material. Plastic has electrostatic properties, which means that cutting it results in particles of the material sticking to the body, making it challenging to clean. When attempting to shake off the particles from your hands, they often transfer to another part of the hand, sticking in a different place. In this articl..
21 Jun BEST HEAT RESISTANT BOARD FOR WOOD BURNING STOVE / LOG BURNER
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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE BEST HEAT RESISTANT BOARDS FOR WOOD BURNING STOVES AND LOG BURNERS* A wood burning stove or log burner is a captivating centrepiece that brings a timeless charm to any space. If you're lucky enough to have one in your home, ensuring its safe and efficient operation requires the use of reliable heat resistant boards. In this comprehensive blog post, we'll explore the top-rated options available, their exceptional features, and where you can find them. In the upcoming s..
20 Jun INSULATING AN OLD STONE HOUSE: FINDING THE PERFECT BALANCE
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  IS IT WORTH INSULATING AN OLD HOUSE? COST - EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS* In the past, houses were rarely and poorly insulated, and it's interesting to note that many old houses in the UK still lack insulation today. This raises an important question when considering the purchase of such a property: is it worth insulating an old house? Additional costs should be factored in, but the overall condition of the walls, floors, and roof plays a crucial role in ensuring the water impermea..
14 Jun FIRE RATED & NON-CORROSIVE WASHERS: SAFETY AND DURABILITY UNVEILED
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FIRE RATED AND NON-CORROSIVE WASHERS: ENHANCING FIRE SAFETY AND STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY In the United Kingdom, fire safety is of utmost importance when it comes to protecting buildings and their occupants. One key element in fire safety measures is the use of fire-rated and non-corrosive washers. These specialised washers play a critical role in preventing the spread of fire and maintaining long-term structural integrity. In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of fire-rated and non..
09 Jun A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO INSULATED PLASTERBOARD FOR CEILING INSULATION
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CAN I USE INSULATED PLASTERBOARD FOR CEILING INSULATION? Plasterboard is an excellent solution that allows for quick coverage of a large surface area. It serves as an acoustic barrier while also acting as a finishing element for the ceiling. By combining thermal insulation with plasterboard, we can achieve both insulation and finishing. In this article, you will learn whether you can use insulated plasterboard for the ceiling, its advantages, disadvantages, and most commonly used thicknesses, a..
05 Jun THE SOUNDPROOFING POWER OF WOOL: UNVEILING THE TOP CHOICES
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IS STONE WOOL THE BEST ACOUSTIC INSULATION?* If you're wondering whether stone wool is the best option for all kinds of soundproofing, you've come to the right place. In this article, we will provide concise answers to all the questions related to this topic. So let's get started.   WHAT IS THE BEST WOOL FOR SOUNDPROOFING? If you're looking for the best wool for soundproofing, you'll need wool with the highest density. Density determines how well walls or ceilings will be soundproofed. In ot..
02 Jun INSULATION ESSENTIALS: KEEPING YOUR HOME DRY AND MOULD-FREE
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CAN IMPROPER INSULATION MATERIAL CAUSE DAMP?* While water is a source of life for humans, it can be detrimental to insulation.  In fact, water is the worst enemy of any insulation and can destroy it in just a few days. In this article, we will discuss how this usually occurs, how to prevent it, and what situations to avoid so that we never have this type of problem. Let's begin! Picture credit:rockwool.com DOES POOR INSULATION CAUSE DAMP? The issue of whether or not insulation leads to dam..
30 May BEST ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS TO SUPALUX
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IS THERE ANY CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE TO PROMAT SUPALUX, MASTERBOARD?* When we think of an alternative product, it is clear that we are looking for a cheaper option with similar or comparable properties. This is often driven by budget constraints, or high demands from architects. In this article, we will focus on A1 fire-rated boards called Supalux. We will present their closest alternative, compare their key differences, including price, and explore their features.   WHAT SETS SUPALUX APART? To ..
24 May INSULATION COST COMPARISON: EPS vs PIR vs MINERAL WOOL
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INSULATION PRICES OVER THE YEARS* Inflation affects not only everyday grocery products, fuel, or gas bills, but also the prices of building materials, particularly insulation. In this article, we will briefly discuss the factors influencing the rising prices of thermal insulation, when these increases usually occur, and the most favourable times to purchase insulation. INSULATION PRICE INCREASES The price of insulation is influenced by its production process, composition, and duration of pro..
22 May UNLOCKING THE POWER OF SOFFIT INSULATION: MAXIMIZING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND FIRE SAFETY
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  THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SOFFIT INSULATION SLAB* Soffit insulation, goes by many names such as car park slab, hi impact soffit, non combustible linerboard or fire rated soffit slab and is often overlooked but essential to a well-designed structure, plays a vital role in both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of a commercial building. From its architectural significance to its practical benefits, we'll take you on a journey to uncover the secrets of soffit insulation.     WHAT IS SOFF..
17 May THE BENEFITS OF THERMAL INSULATION: ENERGY SAVINGS, COMFORT, AND PROTECTION
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THE IMPORTANCE OF THERMAL INSULATION* Humans have been using thermal insulation for many years, and interestingly, they first invented insulation for their bodies and later the tools. Therefore, it is worth asking why thermal insulation is so important in everyday life. In this blog post, we will try to answer this intriguing question. We will present the main aspects related to the insulation of our homes, what it entails, what it provides us, and whether it is worth insulating our homes thoro..
16 May UNVEILING THE WATER RESISTANCE OF FOAM INSULATION SHEETS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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Is PIR foam insulation waterproof?* Moisture intrusion poses a substantial threat to insulation, potentially leading to reduced effectiveness and a host of other issues such as mould growth and structural deterioration. Therefore, discerning the waterproofing capabilities of insulation materials is of utmost importance. Today, we embark on a quest to unravel a frequently pondered question: "Is PIR foam insulation truly waterproof?" With a keen focus on the keywords "PIR," "get wet," "what happe..
10 May STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE: HOW TO INSTALL CELOTEX BOARD BETWEEN FLOOR JOISTS
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  HOW TO INSTALL A CELOTEX BOARD BETWEEN FLOOR JOISTS?* If you're wondering how to properly insulate your floor between joists, you've come to the right place. In this blog, I'll be answering some important questions about Celotex installation, such as whether or not you need an air gap, how to support insulation between floor joists, and how to fit Celotex between floor joists. So, if you're looking to improve the insulation in your home and save money on heating bills, keep reading! Pict..
05 May THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT ROCKWOOL AS A SOUNDPROOFING MATERIAL?
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UNDERSTANDING THE LIMITATIONS OF ROCKWOOL FOR SOUNDPROOFING* The sounds from a neighbour's apartment, external noise from the street, noise generated by technical equipment in a building, or even our own children, who scream and love to listen to loud music - we know these sounds very well. On the other hand, annoying noise in the workplace, even if it is at a low level, can cause a permanent feeling of fatigue, concentration problems, or sleep disturbances. The extent to which proper sound in..
28 Apr INSULATED PLASTERBOARD: FINDING THE SWEET SPOT FOR OPTIMAL THICKNESS
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DECODING THE ROLE OF INSULATED PLASTERBOARD THICKNESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY* Insulated plasterboard is a game-changer for many builders, offering faster installation, cost reduction, and most importantly, improved thermal insulation performance. However, not all builders know what thickness of insulated plasterboard should be used, what it entails, and whether the 'thicker is always better' rule actually makes sense. In this article, we will attempt to answer what thicknesses of insulated plaste..
27 Apr MANAGING MOISTURE: DO YOU NEED A VAPOUR BARRIER WITH INSULATED PLASTERBOARD?
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INSULATED PLASTERBOARD INSTALLATION: TO USE OR NOT TO USE A VAPOUR BARRIER?* London and other similar areas often rely on insulated plasterboard to enhance the energy efficiency of walls and ceilings, especially in moist conditions where dampness and condensation can be a concern. Insulated plasterboard consists of a layer of insulation material, such as expanded polystyrene, PIR (PolyIsocyanuRate) or Phenolic Foam bonded to the back of a plasterboard panel. However, when installing insulated p..
26 Apr INSULATION TIPS: AVOIDING COMMON MISTAKES FOR A MORE ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME
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THE 5✔ TOP HOME INSULATION MISTAKES TO AVOID* Insulating your own home may seem like one of the simplest tasks. And it is true as long as we follow certain generally accepted principles. However, failure to adhere to them can result in unwanted effects such as freezing temperatures, mould on walls, and even the destruction of the structure of the building. In this article, we will describe what to avoid when insulating your own home. Here are the top 5 common mistakes. By understanding these c..
24 Apr ROCKWOOL INSULATION: IS IT SAFE FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME?
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X REASONS WHY ROCK WOOL INSULATION IS SAFE TO USE* When we insulate our homes, we rarely ask ourselves if the product we're using is safe for us. Instead, we tend to focus on factors like price, availability, and its location near me. In this article, however, we'll concentrate on the safety of using rock wool insulation, including whether it is entirely safe for humans, what potential side effects it may cause if any, and how it can affect our health in the long run. We'll also provide some si..
18 Apr THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 30-60-90-240 MINUTE A1 FIRE RATED BOARDS: BENEFITS AND APPLICATIONS
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Everything You Need to Know About 30-60-90-240 Minute A1 Fire Rated Boards* Fireresistant board goes by many names such as fire retardant or calcium silicate board. It is also called fireproof board or intumescent board. In fact, it is a type of building material that aims to maximise the temperature reduction on the cold side compared to the fireside.  One of the most important aspects of a fire-resistant board is the amount of time it can withstand fire before it begins to fail. There are se..
13 Apr PIR vs POLYSTYRENE INSULATION: WHICH IS BETTER?
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INSULATION SHOWDOWN: PIR SHEETS VS. POLYSTYRENE (STYROFOAM)* PIR sheets are widely popular in the UK, but their competitor, polystyrene, is significantly cheaper. In this article, we aim to answer all your burning questions regarding the comparison between these two insulation materials. Join us as we delve into the pros and cons of each option to determine whether PIR, such as Celotex, is a better choice than polystyrene (Styrofoam).    Table of contents INSULATION SHOWDOWN: PIR SHEETS ..
04 Apr THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING 50MM GREY POLYSTYRENE INSULATION
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50MM OF LAUGHTER: HOW USING GREY POLYSTYRENE FOR EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION CAN BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE* Are you searching for the best way to insulate your home and save money? Look no further than exterior wall insulation! Rather than disrupting your daily life indoors or losing valuable square footage, insulating from the outside is the way to go. While Celotex or Kingspan might be popular choices for home insulation in the UK, the best option is actually grey polystyrene (also known as st..
31 Mar 5 PRO TIPS FOR PAINTING EXTERIOR WALLS LIKE A PRO
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HOW TO PAINT EXTERIOR WALL* Painting the exterior wall of a house may seem quite simple, but it is not always the case. If you are not familiar with all the intricacies involved, it can not only cost you extra money but also require repainting in a short period of time. That's why we want to show you in this article how to properly paint the walls of your house like a true painter.    Table of contents HOW TO PAINT EXTERIOR WALL CAN I PAINT MY HOUSE EXTERIOR IN THE UK? UNDERSTANDING COUN..
28 Mar HOW TO PROPERLY INSTALL INSULATION BETWEEN RAFTERS: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
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HOW TO CUT AND FIT INSULATION BETWEEN RAFTERS? RAFTER INSULATION OPTIONS* If you're looking to insulate your roof, then fitting insulation between rafters is a great way to do it. However, cutting and fitting insulation can be a tricky job, especially if you're not familiar with the process. Here are easy ways to cut and fit insulation between rafters. In this blog post, we'll focus on three types of insulation commonly used for this purpose: rock wool, glass wool, and rigid foam board insulati..
23 Mar FOIL INSULATION: TO GAP OR NOT TO GAP? THAT IS THE QUESTION!
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DO I NEED AN AIR GAP WHEN USING FOIL INSULATION?* When it comes to insulating our homes, we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to keep the warm air inside during the winter and the cool air inside during the summer. One type of insulation that has gained popularity in recent years is foil insulation. Foil insulation is made up of a layer of foil, which reflects radiant heat which helps to trap air and prevent heat loss. However, many people wonder if an air gap is necessary when us..
22 Mar EXPLORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CLAY BOARDS AS A FOUNDATION MATERIAL FOR CONCRETE
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IS A CLAY BOARD UNDER CONCRETE ANY GOOD FOR FOUNDATIONS?* When it comes to building a sturdy foundation for a structure, there are a lot of different materials and techniques that can be used. One method that some people have suggested is using a layer of clay board beneath the concrete. But is this actually a good idea? Let's take a closer look. WHY USE CLAYBOARD IN FOUNDATIONS? One of the main reasons why clayboard is used in foundations is to protect them from soil movement and settling. ..
20 Mar EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION: DON'T LET THESE PROBLEMS HAUNT YOU!
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COMMON PROBLEMS WITH UNINSULATED EXTERNAL WALLS* If your home has uninsulated external walls, you may be facing a wide range of issues that can cause discomfort, damage, and high energy bills. In this blog post, we'll explore the common problems that arise when external walls are left without insulation, and provide you with some solutions to these issues. From damp and mould to structural damage and heat loss, we'll take a closer look at the consequences of uninsulated external walls and provi..
17 Mar THE DANGERS OF OVER INSULATING YOUR HOME
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IS IT POSSIBLE TO OVER INSULATE MY HOME?* Insulating your home is an essential step in reducing your energy consumption, keeping your home warm, and saving money on your energy bills. However, many homeowners wonder if they can have too much insulation in their walls, attic, or any other part of their home. In this blog, we'll explore the topic of over-insulating your home and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of adding extra insulation. We'll also answer some common questions, ..
16 Mar IS AIR CIRCULATION CRITICAL FOR THE ROOF SPACE?
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 IS THE AIR CIRCULATION CRITICAL FOR THE ROOF?* Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home, and proper ventilation is key to its health and longevity. In this blog post, we'll be exploring various aspects of roof ventilation, including the requirements and regulations for ventilation in the UK, the benefits of proper air flow in the loft space, and the signs that your attic may not be properly ventilated. Additionally, we'll address common questions such as whether your loft c..
15 Mar THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF OVER-INSULATING YOUR HOME
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CAN TOO MUCH INSULATION CAUSE CONDENSATION?* Insulation is an essential part of keeping our homes warm and energy-efficient. However, there are concerns about whether too much insulation can cause condensation problems. In this blog, we will explore this topic in more detail and answer some of the most common questions about insulation and condensation.   WHAT CAUSES CONDENSATION AND UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES? Condensation is a natural process that occurs when water vapor in the air transform..
14 Mar ROCKWOOL INSULATION
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IS ROCKWOOL BETTER THAN FOAM INSULATION BOARDS?* Are you in the process of insulating your home and trying to decide between Rockwool and foam insulation boards? It can be a tough decision, as both options have their pros and cons. However, after careful research and consideration, we've come up with 6 reasons why Rockwool beats foam insulation boards every time. In this blog, we'll explore these reasons and help you make an informed decision when it comes to insulating your property. So, let's..
13 Mar THE INSULATION GAME: DON'T LET HEAT ESCAPE, WIN WITH PROPER INSULATION!
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HOW THICK SHOULD CELOTEX PIR INSULATION BE?* When it comes to insulating your home, choosing the right thickness of insulation is crucial. One of the most popular types of insulation on the UK market today is Celotex PIR insulation. But how do you know what thickness of Celotex PIR insulation to buy? In this blog post, we will explore the different thicknesses of Celotex PIR insulation available and help you decide which one is right for your needs.    Table of contents HOW THICK SHOULD CEL..
10 Mar CHOOSING THE BEST THICKNESS OF KINGSPAN INSULATION FOR YOUR PROJECT
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WHAT THICKNESS OF KINGSPAN FOAM INSULATION SHOULD YOU BUY?* Insulation is one of the most effective ways to improve your home's energy efficiency and comfort. And if you're considering Kingspan Foam insulation, you're on the right track. But with so many thickness options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your needs. In this blog, we'll explore the factors you should consider when selecting the appropriate thickness of Kingspan Foam insulation. From building type to..
09 Mar IS KINGSPAN THE BEST THERMAL INSULATION IN THE UK?
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IS KINGSPAN THE BEST INSULATION CHOICE FOR YOUR HOME IN THE UK?* When it comes to insulating your home or business, you want to make sure you choose the best product for the job. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you. In the UK, Kingspan insulation is often touted as the top choice. But is it really the best option? In this blog, we'll explore the advantages of Kingspan insulation and compare it to some of its competitors.  Table of conten..
08 Mar THE TOP LOW-COST INSULATION CHOICES FOR YOUR HOME
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THE BEST AND CHEAPEST INSULATION OPTIONS FOR YOUR HOME* As homeowners, we all want to keep our homes comfortable and energy-efficient. One of the best ways to achieve this is by insulating our homes. Insulation helps regulate the temperature inside our homes and reduces our energy bills. But with so many insulation options available, it can be challenging to choose the right one for your home. In this blog, we'll discuss the cheapest and most effective insulation options, as well as the best ec..
07 Mar THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THERMAL INSULATION: KINGSPAN VS ROCKWOOL
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KINGSPAN vs ROCKWOOL. A COMPARISON OF THERMAL INSULATION PERFORMANCE* As energy efficiency becomes increasingly important in homes and buildings, the demand for high-quality insulation has grown. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to determine which insulation material is the best fit for your project. In this article, we'll explore two popular insulation materials: Kingspan and Rockwool. We'll compare and contrast the two, examining their differences in composition, effic..
06 Mar DEBUNKING THE TOP 3 MYTHS ABOUT VAPOUR BARRIERS AND FOAM RIGID INSULATION
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UNDERSTANDING FOAM RIGID INSULATION AND VAPOUR BARRIERS. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW*   Foam rigid insulation such as Celotex, Kingspan or Xtratherm has become a popular choice for many homeowners due to its energy efficiency and thermal performance. However, when it comes to installing foam rigid insulation, one question that arises is whether a vapour barrier is needed. In this blog post, we will explore the role of vapour barriers that comes with foam rigid insulation and discuss the advantages a..
03 Mar SUSTAINABLE AND AFFORDABLE: KINGSPAN ALTERNATIVES AND EQUIVALENTS THAT WON'T BREAK THE BANK
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CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE/EQUIVALENT TO KINGSPAN INSULATION* Kingspan insulation is a popular choice for many construction projects due to its high performance and durability. However, it can also be quite expensive, which can make it difficult for those on a tight budget to choose. Fortunately, there are many cost-effective alternatives and equivalents to Kingspan insulation that can provide similar benefits. Xtratherm and Celotex are two companies that offer cost-effective alternatives and equivale..
01 Mar KINGSPAN PRODUCTS RANGE
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT KINGSPAN INSULATION BOARD FOR CONSTRUCTION?* Insulation is a crucial element in any construction project, and selecting the right insulation board can have a significant impact on a building's energy efficiency and overall performance. Kingspan is a leading manufacturer of insulation boards, offering a range of products designed for various applications. In this blog, we will discuss how to choose the right Kingspan insulation board for your construction project.  Tabl..
28 Feb SAVE ON ENERGY BILLS - HOW TO CALCULATE THE AMOUNT OF INSULATION NEEDED TO COVER A SURFACE IN SQUARE METERS?
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HOW TO WORK OUT HOW MANY SQUARE METRES OF INSULATION I WOULD NEED?* Insulation is an essential component of any energy - efficient home. It helps to keep the heat in during the winter and out during the summer, which can save you money on your energy bills. But how do you know how much insulation you need for your home? In this guide, we'll explore the various insulation square metre calculators available, and show you how to work out how many square metres of insulation you would need.    Ta..
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