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Nationwide LABC approval for Kingspan Tarec®

Kingspan Tarec®’s Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation is the only pipe insulation to hold an LABC Warranty and LABC Registered Detail in England, Scotland and Wales. Kingspan Tarec®’s premium performance Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation can now help to speed up installations and cut down paperwork both north and south of the border having become the only dedicated pipe insulation product to hold an LABC Warranty. Combined with its existing LABC Registered Detail, the new LABC Warranty confirms that Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation has been rigorously assessed by building control surveyors and complies with the relevant requirements of the English and Welsh Building Regulations and Scottish Building Standards. As a result, local authority building control surveyors across Britain do not need to repeat the checking and approval process for the product, fast-tracking projects and saving costs for all parties. The new certificate can be downloaded from the LABC website along with a fact she


As part of its continuing involvement in the Arbed energy performance investment programme, ROCKWOOL, the leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation, recently welcomed a delegation from members of the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) to its Pencoed manufacturing plant, near Bridgend. The high-ranking delegation included key WEFO representatives, Chair, Rob Halford, Head of Planning and Strategy, Rhian Power-Battrick, Sustainable Development Officer, Tim Mann, Arbed Project Manager and David Bolton, Arbed Project Director from Melin Homes. Hosted by ROCKWOOL’s Refurbishment and Regeneration Manager, Paul Williams, the visit allowed the WEFO and Arbed representatives to appreciate how ROCKWOOL insulation solutions can help deliver greater energy efficiency to homes in Wales. It also provided an important insight into ROCKWOOL’s sustainable manufacturing and business processes. Arbed is a European Regional Development Fund programme to reduce climate change, help eradicate fuel


Bridgend-based ROCKWOOL Ltd, leader in stone wool insulation, is celebrating the retention of its status as a Green Compass Scheme accredited member, following a successful and rigorous environmental audit against PAS402:2013. Developed by Constructing Excellence in Wales, in conjunction with UKAS accredited inspection bodies, The Green Compass Scheme provides independent verification of the performance data reported by waste management organisations. The accreditation marks a validation of ROCKWOOL’s efforts to improve business efficiency, achieve a sustainable future and meet its corporate social responsibility goals. PAS 402:2013 requires a waste resource management organisation to report how it conducts its waste management activities and the landfill diversion and materials recovery rates it achieves. ROCKWOOL is subject to a stringent evaluation, assessing its environmental, quality and health and safety performance, practices, procedures and policies as part of this asse