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Showing posts from January, 2016

London Icon Uses Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation

One of the most recognisable additions to the London skyline is to benefit from the superior thermal performance and space saving benefits provided by Kingspan Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation . Situated in the heart of the city, 20 Fenchurch Street features 680,000 sq ft of top class office space and is topped with a massive Sky Garden providing stunning views of the capital. The building’s sleek concave design, created by Rafael Viñoly Architects, provides an instant visual impact and has led the building to be nicknamed “The Walkie Talkie”. 20 Fenchurch Street is also one of the most sustainable office buildings in London with a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and a post construction score of 80.2%. To help reduce heat transference from service pipework within the building, 20,000 linear metres of Kingspan Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation was installed. Kingspan Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation has an aged thermal conductivity as low as 0.025 W/m·K. This allowed the desired thermal perfo


Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, the leader in the habitat and construction materials market, will invest £20million in a production facility for Celotex Saint-Gobain (who also own Isover ) has submitted a planning application for the new production facility for Celotex, the UK’s largest supplier of PIR insulation boards. The new facility will be located next to Saint-Gobain’s Glass manufacturing facility in Eggborough, with production due to begin in Spring of 2017 if plans are approved by Selby District Council. Celotex has been operating for 90 years and making PIR in the UK since 1980. The company now employs 220 people at its only production site in Suffolk, where there are two similar production lines to the one that will be constructed at the new facility in Eggborough. Celotex has a strong focus on innovation, technical support to the construction industry and delivering high standards of customer service. This investment will enable Celotex to ensure it continues to meet the n

Poundbury Celotex Case Study

On the fringes of Dorchester, Poundbury has become a pioneering example of a sustainable 21st Century housing model but with this comes a strict building code imposed by the Duchy of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales' estate that owns the land. With challenging environmental standards expected throughout the development, high performance PIR insulation from market leader Celotex has played a significant part in creating thermally efficient homes. "We have used Celotex many times before and have always been impressed with its versatility, ease of installation and high performance," commented Andrew Smith of main contractor CG Fry & Son. "Its ability to create thermally efficient building envelopes with such minimal insulation thicknesses, therefore maximising space, is second to none." Celotex has provided over 5,000m2 of 80mm thick Celotex CW4000 for the cavity block walls of the houses in Phase 2 of the development. These lightweight and durable boards