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Insulation - the sector that keeps on growing

A new report has revealed that the insulation sector is continuing to grow around the world, and should continue to do so at a rapid rate over the next seven years.    The study was carried out by Global Market Insights, a research firm based in Delaware in the US. It found that the... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Energy-efficient Moray housing project gets backing from council

A large new housing project has been given the green light, despite fears it is too big.   Moray council has backed a plan by Springfield Properties to build an 870-home development in the town, which lies east of Inverness.    It will be constructed in two parts, one between Elgin... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Expert panel to advise on safety following Grenfell fire

A new expert panel put in place by the government may help provide councils, private landlords and social housing providers with the knowledge and advice they need regarding insulation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. While the cause of the fire - a faulty fridge-freezer - has been... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation market tipped for significant growth

The market for thermal building insulation is set to grow considerably over the coming years, according to a new report published this week. Global Market Insights collected data from all over the world and said it believes the market size for such products will surpass $34.9 billion (£27.4... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Scottish regeneration project given commendation

A regeneration project that involves the construction of a significant number of houses in Scotland has been given a commendation. The redevelopment of the housing estate at Fraser Avenue in Inverkeithing is ongoing, but it has already been recognised for its quality at the prestigious Saltire... More >

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Council agrees to build low as riverside blueprint passed

Woolwich Council has given the green light to a plan to transform the riverside area of Charlton, with a specific guarantee that the developments will be largely of a low-rise nature.   While some parts of London have seen residential properties of ever greater height being built, the local... More >

Categories: Cellar Waterproofing - Thermal Insulation

Awards ceremony to recognise excellence in insulation

The UK insulation industry is set for its first ever awards ceremony to recognise the excellence of the sector and its major role in the economy, tackling fuel poverty, protecting the environment and providing jobs and training.    Originally scheduled to be held on June 27th at the Great... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation

Flood resilience 'vital for future-proofing Britain's housing stock'

The importance of flood resilience when building new homes is a topic the construction sector cannot ignore, an expert has argued.   Director of the BRE Centre for Resilience Dr Stephen Garvin said the need for homes to be made flood-resilient is one that is sure to be prominent in the years... More >

Categories: Cellar Waterproofing

Insurance warning for home renovators

 Millions of UK homeowners have carried out home improvements in recent years, with enhancements to bathrooms coming top of the list, a survey has shown. However, while this could boost the value of their home and make it more enjoyable to live in, the price comparison site has... More >

Categories: - Thermal Insulation - Wet Room Waterproofing

Councils plan Black Country blueprint

A new core strategy for the future development of the Black Country region is being drawn up by the councils covering the region in recognition of its changing economic and demographic situation.   While the cluster of towns north and west of Birmingham gained its nickname from the coal and... More >

Categories: - Thermal Insulation

Birmingham's potential Commonwealth housing legacy

Birmingham's bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games was officially launched this week, and the city council believes the sporting event could help create new housing in the area.    The UK's second largest city had already been gearing up to bid for the 2026 Games, but brought its... More >

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Former factory set for sweetest of conversions

For many years, Rowntree and the city of York were synonymous, a sweet maker whose influence was such that local football side York City even briefly switched to a chocolate-and-cream striped kit in the 1930s in tribute. But times have changed.   Rowntree was subsequently taken over by Nestle... More >

Categories: - Thermal Insulation - Under Floor Heating Insulation

Baltic developments boost for Liverpool

The phrase "It's Baltic" usually means the weather is rather cold, but for insulation fitters in Liverpool it's a word they will soon be associating with fitting work to ensure new apartments and hotel rooms stay very warm.   Liverpool's answer to London's Silicon... More >

Categories: Cellar Waterproofing - - Thermal Insulation

Huge golf and housing project planned for former hall site

A major development featuring a new hotel, a championship-standard golf course and over 1,000 homes has been proposed for a site in Bolton, Greater Manchester.   Peel Land and Property has submitted a planning application to Bolton Council for its proposed redevelopment of the Hulton Hall... More >

Categories: - Thermal Insulation

Conservative housing policy may be survivor of manifesto "pruning"

In the aftermath of the shock general election result, there is considerable uncertainty about how the Conservative government will proceed with its programme. However, the housing policies in the manifesto may be more likely than others to proceed.   The Conservatives have been in discussions... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation

Celtic seek permission for new hotel and museum complex

Celtic Football Club have enjoyed a dream season on the field - and now they plan to create something special off it too.   The Scottish champions are seeking planning permission to build a new hotel and museum complex adjacent to their Celtic Park stadium in the Parkhead area of... More >

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Leicester Passivhaus scheme recognised for green credentials

A recently-built environmentally-friendly housing scheme in Leicester has won a prestigious industry award thanks to its energy-efficient credentials.   Saffron Acres has been awarded the 2017 East Midlands Residential Award by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for its innovative and... More >

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Massive regeneration of Swansea city centre approved

Swansea city centre is set for a huge transformation after the city council approved a masterplan that will transform the area.    The opening phase of the £500 million Swansea Central Scheme will include the transformation of the St David's Shopping Centre into a retail and... More >

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Housebuilding pushes construction activity to 17-month high

The UK construction sector has seen the sharpest rise in activity in 17 months, with housebuilding reasserting itself as the strongest area of activity.   Housebuilding has risen overall in recent years, but the rate of growth stuttered somewhat in the last few months, Prompting some to... More >

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Are the manifestos green enough?

The general election was ostensibly called over Brexit, to give prime minister Theresa May a large mandate to negotiate with the EU over the next couple of years. Naturally enough, a whole array of other issues have been debated over the last few weeks.   But while there has been much said... More >

Categories: Solid Wall Insulation - Thermal Insulation