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Glasroc F MultiBoard is a strong and resilient, non-combustible gypsum board with a water repellent plaster surface. It is used to contribute to the fire resistance of a wide range of building elements: partitions, cavity barriers, ceilings and floors.
Price: £ 27.65
(£33.18 inc VAT)
Promat SUPALUX is a strong, lightweight, non-combustible fire protection building board offering up to 240 minutes fire resistance. SUPALUX is also moisture resistant and can be installed before wet trades are completed and the building is weather-tight.
Price: £ 156.67
(£188.00 inc VAT)
Low-E multi-foil insulation is a revolutionary product that can be used in all facets of the building reflecting up to 97% radiant energy while providing a full vapour barrier keeping the house warm in winter and cool in summer.
Price: £ 234.95
(£281.94 inc VAT)
13 June 2020
Making people's homes cosy is the cheapest way to create jobs as the UK prepares to fight recession, a report says. Its authors say a job insulating homes would be much cheaper than creating a road maintenance job, for example. Jobs in building roads are more costly to create, as the work is heavily mechanised. The figures will be sent to the Treasury, which is reviewing a package of job stimulus measures for July...
30 Mar 2020
Since 1990, UK carbon dioxide emissions have decreased by 41%, a reduction that has resulted from changes in the mix of fuels being used for electricity generation, with a shift away from coal and growth in the use of renewable energy sources. This is according to a new report published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy which says in 2019, total UK...
17 Mar 2020
Build UK and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) have said the UK construction industry is set to become ‘dramatically and severely affected’ from Coronavirus. In a joint statement released today, the two organizations warned the situation had ‘accelerated’ over the weekend. They warned that construction sites across the country will have to close if the UK government...
4 March 2020
Nearly two thirds of UK homes fail to meet long-term energy efficiency targets, according to data analysed by the BBC. More than 12 million homes fall below the C grade on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) graded from A-G. It means householders spend more on energy bills and pump tonnes more CO2 into the atmosphere than necessary. The government has said it needs to go...
20 Jan 2020
January is traditionally a tough month when it comes to energy bills, with many people across the UK having to make difficult choices about whether they can afford to heat their homes. If you are struggling with energy-related issues, then Big Energy Saving Week 2020 highlights ways to overcome those difficulties. Energy Saving Trust and Citizens Advice Bureau have produced...
08 Dec 2019
The Guardian put the following questions to the main politicial parties to draw them out on specific key climate and environmental issues ahead of the election. Is the climate crisis the biggest issue the UK faces as a nation? Conservatives: Yes, it is one of the biggest issues facing the world. Thanks to the efforts of successive governments, the UK has cut carbon emissions by more...
06 Nov 2019
Building Regulations govern all aspects of construction in the UK, but there is an increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions from our homes. The government first introduced energy conservation standards for new homes in England in building regulations as far back as 1972. Over the years, they’ve been steadily tightened, requiring insulation...
02 Nov 2019
What can you do to keep warm and protect the environment while also lowering your costs? Loft insulation -Cost: £350 or less. Potential saving: £15-£135 a year, depending on existing insulation level. Most householders are aware that they need it, and in most cases they will have some. But when did you last pop up into the loft to check your insulation?...
04 Mar 2018
The bad weather looks set to send a chill over Britain's economy, with warnings of a short-term hit to growth. The impact on sectors such as retailing and construction could halve the 0.4% GDP growth many economists had forecast for the first three months of 2018. Retail expert Phil Dorrell said the big freeze could be a "disaster" for the high street as people staying home turned to more shopping online...
10 Dec 2017
Wintry weather is a timely reminder to householders to think about insulating their homes to keep the cold out and warmth in. But it’s a different story for new-build owners, according to the Home Builders Federation, which represents more than 300 small and medium-sized private sector homebuilders in England and Wales. The HBF claims that the average new-build buyer saves £52 a month on energy bills thanks to the energy-efficiency...