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All a load of greenwash?

Fiona Russell-Horne

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable. I’m not sure this government is really committed to improving the country’s green credentials. There. I’ve said it. Oh sure, individuals within government are probably convinced of the need to improve our use of energy – …

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Grenfell inquiry hears how Celotex misled industry over fire rating

The inquiry into the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower has heard from a former employee that foam insulation manufacturer Celotex misled the industry over the fire tests on its insulation board used in the tower block. The inquiry into the fire in June 2017, which killed 72 people, heard this …

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Superglass takes top Scottish engineering award

Leading insulation manufacturer Superglass has today (October 1 2020) been named Company of the Year by Scottish Engineering, recognising the company’s excellence in areas such as innovation and investment. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the traditional Awards Dinner couldn’t take place, but Scottish Engineering Chief Executive Paul Sheerin visited the …

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Chancellor to announce voucher scheme for home insulation

The Green Homes Grant, to be announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer this week, will give hundreds of thousands of homeowners vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, a move which the Treasury hopes will help to support more than 100,000 jobs in the industry. Rishi Sunak …

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4,000 bacon butties later, Knauf Insulation wraps up Feel Good Factor tour

Over 4,000 free bacon butties were given out to builders across Great Britain last month as Knauf Insulation celebrated the 10th anniversary of ECOSE® Technology, its unique bio-based binder for mineral wool insulation. The Feel Good Factor roadshow toured branches of builders’ merchants and distributors, visiting 36 locations nationwide over …

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CCF APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

CCF, insulation and interior building products distributor, has announced the appointment of Chris Woollard as Commercial Director. Following nine years working within Travis Perkins plc Group brands, Woollard will provide expertise and advice to support the Commercial Team, and drive innovative projects that ensure company growth. Since joining the Group in …

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Actis says Offsite homes could help address massive social housing shortfall

A massive decline in the number of homes built for social rent over the past decade, revealed in a government report this week, could be addressed in part by increasing focus on quicker-to-build offsite homes. That’s the message from offsite construction flag waver, insulation specialist Actis, which is on a …

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Knauf Insulation’s Supafil® Glass Mineral Blowing Wool hits 30

Knauf Insulation is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the launch of Supafil®, its industry-changing Glass Mineral Blowing Wool insulation solution, which has transformed the energy performance of millions of UK homes. In the last 10 years alone, Supafil® has been used to enhance the energy efficiency of 2.5 million British …

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Encon makes it onto Sunday Times list

The insulation distributor Encon Group has been ranked 98th in the 14th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 League Table. The prestigious index lists the top 250 private mid-market growth companies in Britain who have achieved the biggest sales by managing risk and choosing the right strategic options. …

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