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Insulation News: Kingspan insulation for uk’s first urban cable car

Pre-tapered flat roofing insulation from Kingspan has been installed for the Emirates Air Line, London's first cable car system spanning the river Thames with stations at Greenwich and the Royal Docks. 1,209m 2  of Kingspan Insulation's high performance Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM insulation was supplied for the project by Solent Insulation, forming part of the Emirates Air Line's terminal roofs. The product helped to achieve the clean lines required by Wilkinson Eyre Architects' flat roofed design, which manages to be simultaneously ultra-modern and retro in character. Fitted in various thicknesses between 65 and 165mm, Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM is factory tapered and pre-mitred to provide an intrinsic roof fall. This eliminates the need for structural falls in the design and prevents water-ponding and its associated problems, which could reduce the design life of a building. It also delivers excellent U-values as low as 0.25 W/m 2. k, forming an importa

Easy Install Eurobatex Self-Seal

New for 2013: Easy Install Eurobatex Self-Seal Pipe Insulation Eurobatex products are manufactured by Union Foam in Italy, who are one of Europe's oldest and most respected manufacturers of flexible elastomeric foam insulation. And the new Easy-Install Eurobatex Class 0 Self-Seal range offers the outstanding quality you would associate with a Union Foam manufactured product, with the ease of installation that the Self-Seal strips give you. The product is fully split, with self-adhesive tape along both faces of the seams; you simply peel them back and close the joint - its as easy as that! The major benefit this gives you is time; its much quicker to install, allowing you to achieve excellent results faster than ever before. Eurobatex is dust and fibre free, HCFC free, and has an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of 0 as well as a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of Zero. As with all nitrile rubbers Eurobatex Class 0 is inherently resistant to microbes, making it ideal for


One of Bridgend’s largest employers has stepped up its efforts to get more women into senior manufacturing jobs by signing up for an innovative programme to help female production workers to climb the management ladder. Staff at Pencoed-based insulation manufacturer ROCKWOOL have benefitted by enrolling on to Agile Nation  Ascent , which is being run by the women’s economic development body, Chwarae Teg, to boost their confidence, unlock their management talents, and provide them with a recognised qualification. Two have already been promoted and more job progression is in the pipeline. The company called in Chwarae Teg to help them ensure more women in the business achieved their full career potential. The organisation works with businesses on a number of levels, including enrolling female staff on  Ascent  which provides recognised management training and follow-up mentoring. Ten women from ROCKWOOL have earned accredited Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qu

Sefton homes sorted for energy efficiency

MORE energy efficient homes are forecast for over 750 Sefton and Bootle residents early in 2013, as they are expected to benefit from an energy savings scheme known as ‘Sefton Sorted’. The scheme is aimed at helping people lower their energy consumption and bills, with households between Knowsley Road and Marsh Lane, expected to benefit the most. With over 300 homeowners already signed up, the initiative will see homes receiving a range of energy saving measures, including insulation to lofts and external walls, draft proofing to windows and doors and upgraded heating systems - all at no cost to the householders. The scheme is brought to the town by energy efficiency specialists, Energy Alliance, which works with the funding partners (energy suppliers and generators) to help promote and deliver the scheme. Hamilton Construction and local company, Warmer Energy Services, will be installing all of the energy saving measures into people’s homes. ‘Sefton Sorted’ is part of th

Waitrose Takes off with Kingspan Insulation

Kingspan’s KS1000 LS Longspan ™  insulated panel system has played a part in creating a contemporary look and meeting the challenge of a special curved feature for a striking new Waitrose store at Kings Hill, near Maidstone. Built on the site of a former airfield, the store has been situated next to the original control tower, which is now listed. Architects MBH Partnership, together with BDB Design, cleverly reflected the architecture of this iconic structure by incorporating a mock tower to the front elevation of the store. The clean lines required for the modern design were achieved using Micro-Ribbed Kingspan KS1000 LS Longspan ™  in an attractive Pearl shade from Kingspan’s Spectrum ®  colour coating range. The secret fix insulated panel system can span up to 8.2 metres from support to support, removing the need for secondary steelwork and reducing installation times. The curved aspect of the tower feature also presented no problems for this versatile product. Gale Construc