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British Gypsum Announces Latest Sustainability Milestones

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British Gypsum

15th Dec 2015

British Gypsum has released its annual Corporate Responsibility Review detailing the company’s latest achievements in social commitment, economic sustainability and improvements to minimise the environmental impact of its products. Key milestones include it becoming the first manufacturer of ...read more

British Gypsum Helps Wrap Up Victorian Family Home

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British Gypsum

15th Oct 2015

British Gypsum has supported a young family in a project to maximise the thermal performance of their Victorian-period property in Lewisham, South London. Zaria Greenhill, an Environmental Education Specialist, and her partner wanted to upgrade their cold solid-wall house from its initial E energy ...read more

Labour MEP Backs EU Action To Boost Low Carbon Economy During Visit To Leading UK Insulation Manufacturer

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Knauf Insulation

12th Oct 2015

The European Union action to renovate homes, boost the UK economy, create more than 100,000 jobs and lift millions out of fuel poverty, has received the backing of a North West Labour MEP; Afzal Khan. On his first visit to Knauf Insulation's Factory in St Helens, where he saw how products are ...read more

Knauf Insulation Welcomes The Changes To Section 6

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Knauf Insulation

2nd Oct 2015

Knauf Insulation has welcomed the new edition of Section 6 (energy) of the Technical Handbooks, which were released at the beginning of this month by the Scottish Government . Although the methodology of Section 6 remains the same as the previous version, there is an increased focus on reducing ...read more

Fernox Protectors Continue To Carry ESTR Label

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Fernox

10th Sep 2015

Chemical water treatment manufacturer Fernox has announced that its range of high performance inhibitors have once again successfully passed the annual testing process for energy efficiency, and will continue to carry the ‘Energy Saving Trust Recommended’ label. Tested by an independent ...read more

Fernox Achieves Further Carbon Trust Certification

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Fernox

24th Aug 2015

Fernox has retained the full certification and Carbon Trust approval across a number of its chemical water treatments and for its award-winning Fernox TF1 Total Filter. All products were assessed against the required standards and will carry the Carbon Trust label. Global water treatment ...read more

Knauf Insulation Triumphs at the Green Deal and Eco Awards

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Knauf Insulation

23rd Jun 2015

Knauf Insulation is pleased to announce that it has won ‘Supplier of the Year’ at this year’s Green Deal and ECO Awards, after demonstrating its outstanding service not only to customers, but also the local community and the environment. Steve Duke, Sales Director - Refurbishment ...read more

Knauf Insulation Responds to the Government Announcement to Close The Renewable Obligation by the 1st April 2016

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Knauf Insulation

18th Jun 2015

John Sinfield, Managing Director of Knauf Insulation Northern Europe, comments: “Energy efficiency is the most cost effective way to reduce carbon emissions, it also makes the UK more energy independent and creates jobs and growth. “Today’s announcement makes the need for a ...read more

Knauf Insulation Responds To The European Court of Justice Ruling

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Knauf Insulation

5th Jun 2015

Yesterday the European Court of Justice ruled that the UK’s longstanding reduced five per cent rate of VAT on energy-saving products was in breach of EU laws. Here, John Sinfield, Knauf Insulation’s Managing Director – Northern Europe, responds: Triumphs of ‘process over ...read more

Eco Insulation for New Schools in Sheffield

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Knauf Insulation

11th May 2015

Knauf Insulation’s Polyfoam ® ECO Floorboard Extra was specified for an ambitious project by Sheffield City Council to create two new primary schools for the City, with expert assistance from Knauf Insulation’s Technical Support Team. Helping to reduce carbon emissions and deliver ...read more

Cold Homes Need More Than Warm Words

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Knauf Insulation

17th Apr 2015

As each party broadcasts their manifesto in the run up to the General Election, Knauf Insulation comments on the announcements. Energy efficiency has a fundamental role to play in helping the UK economy to grow. In tackling cold homes, millions can save money on their energy bills, vulnerable ...read more

Knauf Insulation's Response to Reduction of RHI Levels of Biomass

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Knauf Insulation

27th Feb 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today released its Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) quarterly forecast (as of 31 st January 2015). Josh Robson, Head of Public Affairs – Northern Europe at Knauf Insulation, comments on the announcement: “In a challenging fiscal ...read more

Knauf Insulation Sponsors Green Deal and Eco Regional Awards

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Knauf Insulation

18th Feb 2015

Knauf Insulation is pleased to announce that it is the official sponsor of the Energy Efficiency Champion of the Year category, at this year’s Green Deal and ECO Regional Awards. Knauf Insulation takes its social and environmental responsibilities seriously and greatly recognises individuals ...read more

Warm Efficient Homes Are a No Brainer, 'Everyone Says So!'

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Knauf Insulation

6th Feb 2015

‘Everyone says so!’ is not the right reason to make warm efficient homes a priority. The right reason to improve our homes – the infrastructure in which we live – is that they have a huge and recognised impact upon our health and the way that we live, work and learn. There ...read more

Knauf Insulation's New Sustainability Report Celebrates Landmark Achievements

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Knauf Insulation

4th Feb 2015

Knauf Insulation has launched its fifth sustainability report since the company established its ambitious 2020 sustainability mid-term aims. In addition to achieving zero waste to landfill for all four of its UK manufacturing plants in 2013, the company is pleased to announce that it has also ...read more

British Gypsum Expands Environmental Transparency in 2015

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British Gypsum

27th Jan 2015

British Gypsum is making it easier for specifiers and architects to identify environmental performance with the launch of seven new Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), covering nine products. As part of its aim to give environmental transparency and make it easier for specifiers to gather ...read more

Knauf Insulation Escapes To The Forest

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Knauf Insulation

5th Jan 2015

In order to meet the environmental requirements for Center Parcs’ new Woburn Forest Village, Advanced Roofing approached Knauf Insulation for technical support, thanks to the manufacturer’s expertise with inverted roofs and its reputable inverted roof system. As such, in partnership ...read more

British Gypsum Encourages Sustainable Construction with LCA Guide

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British Gypsum

2nd Dec 2014

Following on from the recent introduction of its first eight Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), British Gypsum has launched its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Guide — an informative manual on the LCA process for specifiers. The new guide details how LCA are carried out, and explains how ...read more

An Eco Home With Help From Knauf Insulation

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Knauf Insulation

25th Nov 2014

Knauf Insulation’s innovative ThermoShell ® Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) system has been installed to a terraced cottage built in 1893, as part of a Green Deal project undertaken by one of Knauf Insulation’s approved installers, Energy Friend. Colin Robinson, CEO of Energy Friend ...read more

Celotex Provides an Exceptional Degree of Insulation at York University

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Celotex

21st Oct 2014

Sustainability is a key feature of the £30 million Goodricke College which forms part of the £750 million development of the Heslington East campus at the University of York. With this significant investment set to prepare the university for the future, and materials chosen to meet the ...read more

Mira Showers Slashes Landfill Through Responsible Recycling

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Kohler Mira Ltd

16th Oct 2014

Mira Showers is cutting waste and boosting its recycling as part of an internal campaign to achieve a ‘Net 0’ for landfill – a situation where the amount of waste material going to landfill is entirely offset by the amount that is recycled or utilised in “waste to ...read more

British Gypsum Achieves Industry First BES 6001 'Excellent' Rating

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British Gypsum

14th Oct 2014

British Gypsum has become the first manufacturer in the industry to achieve a BES 6001 ‘Excellent’ rating for its plaster, plasterboard and metal partition systems. UK manufactured Gyproc plasterboards, Glasroc specialist boards, Thistle plasters, Gypframe metal and Gyproc Cove have all ...read more

Availability - Not Sustainability - is a Key Driver for Purchasing Building Products

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Ibstock Brick

24th Sep 2014

New research among housebuilders and architects shows client demand for sustainable products exists, but availability and cost are viewed as most important drivers However, more than three quarters (77%) - see sustainability as important to the future of the construction industry, or believe that ...read more

British Gypsum Announces Extension to Green Deal and Eco Suitable Solutions

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British Gypsum

17th Jul 2014

Gyproc ThermaLine PIR plasterboard has become the latest solution from British Gypsum to achieve the independent Green Deal compliance certification from the British Board of Agrément (BBA). The certification extends the range of British Gypsum interior wall insulation solutions which can be ...read more

British Gypsum Supports Sustainable Specification With Further EPDs

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British Gypsum

3rd Jul 2014

Following the launch of its first five environmental product declarations (EPDs) last year, British Gypsum has announced a further three for its specialist board products. The latest EPDs are for: 6mm Glasroc F MULTIBOARD; 12.5mm Glasroc H TILEBACKER; and 15mm Glasroc F FIRECASE. As part of its aim ...read more

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