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Actis says £5m CITB funding programme may help expand offsite homes offering

The Construction Industry Training Board’s announcement this week that it is ploughing £5 million into helping under-represented people move into the industry has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The CITB’s Pathways into Construction fund will help building firms train ‘hard to reach’ candidates in a bid to address the …

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“Testing products within a system will give clearer picture of real life performance” says Actis

While the call by Dame Judith Hackitt for products to be tested within a system is aimed at improving building safety, the principle should apply to other construction components, believes insulation specialist Actis. Its UK and Ireland technical director, architect Thomas Wiedmer, says testing products within a wider system – …

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Actis launches installation video tutorials for new easy-to-use roofing membrane

Actis has produced a series of bite sized video tutorials to accompany the launch of its latest product – an easy-to-use insulating breather membrane for roofs. The videos, presented by specification manager Dan Anson-Hart, take an overview of how to insulate a pitched roof with its new Boost R Hybrid …

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Actis backs call to make homes cooler following MPs’ heatwave warning

A warning by MPs that heat related deaths are likely to treble by 2050 has prompted insulation specialist Actis to reiterate its call for architects and specifiers to create homes which stay cool in summer as well as warm in winter. The warning, by the government’s Environmental Audit Select Committee, …

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Building supplies specialist Eurocell to stock Actis Hybrid range

The entire Actis Hybrid product range is to be stocked for the first time by national building supplies specialist Eurocell. The company, which creates and recycles products, as well as supplying those produced by selected approved manufacturers, has 190 stores across the UK and also operates an online and telephone …

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Homes shortfall report puts emphasis on offsite, says Actis

Insulation specialist Actis says increasing the number of offsite homes will form part of the solution to housing shortage issues raised in a report commissioned by The National Housing Federation and homelessness charity Crisis. The recent report, carried out by Heriot Watt University, says 340,000 new properties must be built …

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Actis backs NHBC’s call for more offsite homes following Beast from the East report

The NHBC’s call this week for a drastic shift towards building more offsite homes in order to reach government housing targets has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis. The rallying cry follows the release of this quarter’s new build statistics by the NHBC – which says that the harsh winter …

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Actis welcomes London Mayor’s offsite homes ‘developers’ toolkit’ project

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to fund a ‘developers’ toolkit’ to simplify the construction of offsite homes has been welcomed by pan European insulation specialist Actis. The project, towards which the mayor’s office will contribute £50,000, will see the production of a set of tools and guidance to speed up …

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