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Kingspan TEK® puts school on the fast-track to success

The Kingspan TEK® Building System has delivered outstanding results against a design and installation deadline of just four weeks for a stylish new primary school extension in Kent.
218 children attend All Faiths’ Children’s Community School, part of The RGS/AFS Thinking Schools Academy Trust, and the original 1970’s building had become overcrowded. To address this, Medway Local Authority provided funding for a new extension featuring three new classrooms, a children’s centre and a sports hall. The construction, overseen by King and Johnston Building Contractors, included the installation of a 600 m2 Kingspan TEK® Building System pitched roof.


Architect John McCormack discussed the project: "Time management was a key aspect at All Faiths’ as the building had to be completed whilst the school was operational. To achieve this we designed the extension to support a carefully scheduled construction process, working closely with the school’s head teacher to ensure key decisions were …

THE ROCKWOOL GROUP READY FOR GROWTH WITHIN FACADE BOARDS

The new €23.6 million hi-tech ROCKPANEL production line just opened. Tougher requirements on energy performance, new building techniques and increasing requirements on architectural and aesthetic qualities have increased demand for solutions within facade cladding boards. Now production capacity is tripled.

Aesthetic, easy-to-mount and durable facades has become a more and more popular product within a building industry where the requirements to sustainability, total installed cost and architectural qualities are constantly increasing.
This week, the ROCKWOOL Group opens a new hi-tech line for production of facade cladding boards made from hard pressed stone wool fibers. The new production line will triple ROCKPANEL’s production capacity and enable the ROCKWOOL subsidiary company to continue its growth. The ROCKPANEL business has a annual revenue of more than 40 million EUR and a profit ratio well above the average in the ROCKWOOL Group.
The new production line is based on the latest…

Insulating Your Loft - Get ready for winter

As we draw nearer to winter and the nights are starting to get colder, it is probably worth considering your loft insulation and what you can do to improve it. The heat your home produces will rise, and this heat can escape through the roof if you do not have it insulated; you can buy all the materials you are going to need from our Online Store; we ship fast and orders over £250 (inc VAT) are delivered carriage free to most areas of the UK.

Many homes in the UK still do not have the recommended 270mm depth of mineral wool insulation required to give you effective energy loss prevention (although depending on what the insulation you are using is and what thermal values it has then you may find different thicknesses are required). Mineral wool insulation is estimated to be effective for at least 40 years - the savings you can make will pay for themselves in a much shorter time frame, and pay you back for years to come.

If you assume that you have an average 44 metre square loft, you mi…