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Showing posts from August, 2013


Energy efficient solutions provider ROCKWOOL is putting energy saving advice for residents at the heart of its projects with a series of events in the communities where it works. The first Energy Saving Community Fete, held at the Edward Woods estate in West London, saw residents receive advice from experts and learn more about the measures installed in their community. Held on 17 August, the fete involved several community groups, including: the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau, HAFAD (Hammersmith & Fulham Action on Disability), Renaissance Skills Centre, London Plus Credit Union, British Gas’s Energy Expert team and Global Action Plan, which brought its ‘Energy Bike’ showing residents how much energy it takes to power commonly used household objects. Held on the green outside the local community centre, there was also a bouncy castle, face painting and a demonstration of how external wall insulation is installed. The Edward Woods estate is a landmark low carbon refurbis

Kingspan Insulation gives fire station the Weymouth Wave

A £6.5 million fire station has quickly become a local landmark thanks to its iconic wave-form roof, made possible with the use of over 5,000 m2 of Kingspan's high performance Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM insulation. Weymouth Community Fire Station is the first purpose built community fire station in the UK and replaces the town's outdated coast-front fire station. The new community station supplies Weymouth with first class fire response and a range of community facilities. These include a large café, several meeting rooms, an I.T. suite, gym and even a purpose built dance studio with sprung floors. One of the most technically challenging aspects of the project was the station's eye-catching wave-form roof. The design made Kingspan Thermaroof TR27 LPC/FM the ideal choice for the building as Graham Stevenson, Director at design practice Tetris Solutions, explained: "The wave-form roof was an integral part of our design for the station as it emphasises Weym

NIA leads the way for Solid Wall Insulation

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is leading the way in transforming the Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) market and is urging plasterers and dry liners interested in maximising the opportunities for external and internal wall insulation under the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to contact them without delay to find out about the support available to NIA members. With around 7 million uninsulated solid wall properties in the UK and continuing rising energy bills, it is recognised that a major increase in SWI installations is required under the Green Deal and ECO to support the achievement of the Government’s climate change targets and deliver major savings on consumer's energy bills. Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA, commented: "The NIA now has over 200 members which as well as insulation companies includes Green Deal Providers, Scheme Managers, energy suppliers and other key stakeholders within the UK Energy Efficiency Market. We r

Team Jolly win the world championships in France in the boat called Kingspan

Jo Aleh and Olivia “Polly” Powrie won the world championship women’s race in France after 8 races in their boat named Kingspan.   Team Jolly Racing is made up of Jo Aleh and Olivia “Polly” Powrie. After a three month stint sailing together in 2006-7 in a 420 – which they finished off by winning the 420 World Championships at Takapuna, NZ.  Jo and Polly joined forces again in late 2008, this time in the 470 with their eyes squarely focused on the 2012 London Olympics. After an impressive four years of campaigning, with multiple successes at World Cup and World Championship level, they topped it off by winning the Gold medal in style at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Jo and Polly (Team Jolly) are now looking to the future, and are beginning their journey to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. See more at: Jo Aleh Age: 26 Date of Birth: 15 May 1986 Height: 171cm Weight: 58kg Residence:  Auckland, NZ.


ROCKWOOL has been recognised by RCT Homes, the largest registered social landlord in Wales, with an ‘Outstanding Partner’ award for its support and contribution to the refurbishment of the pavilion at Rhydyfelin AFC, the South Wales football club. The award was presented to ROCKWOOL’s Paul Williams, Business Development Manager, Refurbishment & Regeneration on 25th July at Pontypridd, South Wales. The refurbishment of the pavilion was part of RCT Homes’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, managed by its charitable arm, Meadow Prospect . Meadow Prospect delivers regeneration projects, and it enlisted ROCKWOOL’s services to provide 300m2 of REDArt EWI System to the initiative. It was vital to bring the derelict pavilion back to life, not only for the football club, but also for the wider community that uses the building for events. The work included a total electrical refit, new pluming, new partition walls, external wall insulation, new windows, floors, ki