Insulation Manufacturer Completes £5m Plant Upgrade to Reduce Transport Emissions

KNAUF INSULATION has completed a £5m upgrade its packaging equipment at its Cwmbran manufacturing plant in Wales, the latest phase of its planned investment programme. The new equipment will allow Knauf Insulation to manufacture glass mineral wool slabs, alongside the plant’s current roll and blowing wool capability. This will help the company meet increased demand

10 Signs Your Windows Need to Be Replaced

Windows are like the eyes of your home; they let in light, provide ventilation, and offer a view of the world outside. However, much like everything else in your house, they can wear down over time. When that happens, it becomes necessary to consider replacing glass pane or, in more drastic cases, getting new windows

Skilled Subbies Earnings Reach Record High

DEMAND for skilled subbies on building sites drove earnings to a record high last month, according to Hudson Contract’s payroll – the biggest in the construction industry. Analysis shows that average rates for self-employed tradespeople increased by 1.4% to £1,012 per week during August. Pay was 4.1% higher than the same period last year. August

EPD Insulation Group Build Board to Grow Business

EPD Insulation Group, the independent, family run, insulation and associated building materials specialist established in 2011, has appointed its first full board of directors. EPD Insulation Group (EPD) has grown to become one of the leading independent building materials distributors, covering all points, from Manchester in the North, Bristol in the West, Southampton in the

Roofing Training Provider Celebrates Good Ofsted Rating

AN INDEPENDENT training provider is celebrating its ‘good’ rating following its first Ofsted inspection. Eastern Region Roof Training Group (ERRTG) is an independent training provider based in Baylham outside Ipswich and has delivered roofing apprenticeships as the direct provider since 2020. There are currently 31 apprentices on the roofing programme with a planned, next cohort

Building Materials Availability Recovery as Commercial Environment Hardens

IN SEPTEMBER, the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group reports building materials availability has returned to pre-covid levels. Building Materials Availability Mineral wool has come off allocation and returned to normal supply.  Looking ahead, a major supplier is investing £50m to increase capacity for glass mineral wool [Knauf Insulation] to support anticipated demand from

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