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ROCKWOOL® WIN HIGHLY COMMENDED JOHN CONNELL INNOVATION AWARD

ROCKWOOL® have won the highly commended John Connell Innovation award for their innovative, highly specified acoustic products.

Just over a quarter of UK adults are adversely affected by noise*. The Noise Abatement Society helps find practical solutions and champions vital advances in noise reduction for the public benefit.

ROCKWOOL have received a Highly Commended John Connell Innovation Award for their innovative, highly specified acoustic products.

The ROCKWOOL trade range includes rolls, compression-resistant roofing boards, bonded panels and a large selection of specialist materials. In fact, everything required to thermally insulate roofs, external walls, separating walls, internal partitioning and floors. ROCKWOOL products are made from open, porous stone mineral wool, a natural material that provides unrivalled durability, protecting against unwanted noise and fire.

ROCKWOOL’s products are amongst the most effective acoustic insulators used in construction, reducing external n…

Kingspan Tarec® helps Dunlop make themselves at home

Dunlop Systems and Components recently moved from its historic Holbrook Lane site to a new 60,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility at nearby Prologis Park, Coventry which is benefitting from Kingspan Tarec®’s premium performance Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation.



Situated on a 5 acre site, this new facility has achieved an EPC ‘A’ 21 rating and BREEAM 2011 ‘Very Good’ accreditation.

1,000 linear metres of Kingspan Tarec® Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation were installed on the on the heating and domestic services pipework as well as on the supply vent ductwork across the building by M&E Contractors, P&R Morson.

Michael Slevin, Senior Contract Manager at P&R Morson commented “We were delighted with both the product and service we received from Kingspan Tarec.  Their technical assistance with regards to the BREEAM requirements was extremely useful and we experienced a trouble free installation with the product.”

Products from Kingspan Environmental were also used d…

CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2015 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 14 categories of the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2015 was revealed last Tuesday (28th October 2014). A special reception to announce the shortlist was held at the end of the first day of CIBSE's new flagship Conference and Exhibition: Leadership in Building Performance, at the QEII Conference Centre in London.



"What sets our Awards apart is that they are focused very firmly on assessing how buildings actually perform."

Hywel Davies, Chair of the Judging Panel 

The Building Performance Awards Judging Panel said that they had been impressed with the reach and quality of entrants in all of this year’s Award categories. It was for example the first time three entries from Australasia had been shortlisted in the International Project of the Year category.

In the new Lighting for Building Performance award category, the judging panel particularly praised the “inventive” entrants, saying that they would set an example for other buildings to follow. Wit…