The Building Envelope

Climate change plans by Kingspan

Global building industry leader Kingspan has launched a major 10-year strategy to play its part in reducing the world’s carbon emissions by 45% by 2030, as determined in the Paris Agreement, and contribute towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Planet Passionate strategy is made up of 12 ambitious targets, addressing the impact of Kingspan’s business operations and manufacturing on the four key areas of energy, carbon, circularity and water, with commitments by 2030


soffit board savings

New research has shown that the physical properties, specifically the enhanced thermal performance, of Kingspan Kooltherm K110 FM Soffit Board can allow installers to fit an additional 5.25 m2 of insulation every thirty minutes when compared with the closest competitor, rock mineral fibre.

roofing system

Goldsmith Street, Norwich, which features a roofing system from Crest Building Products has won best new building 2019 at the RIBA Stirling Awards.


Kingspan Insulation is raising roof performance to new heights with Kingspan QuadCore 426 Roofboard, an innovative flat roof insulation board delivering excellent thermal and fire performance, enhanced environmental credentials, and backed by an extended warranty. 


Kingspan’s insulation products have been installed within the newly renovated Hope House, helping the new homes to achieve excellent energy performance. Situated in the Bath Conservation Area, the stunning grade 2 listed building has been renovated and expanded by Acorn Property Group to create a series of luxury apartments and homes.


More and more designers, specifiers and building contractors are incorporating JJI-Joists into their designs as JJI-Joists tick all of these boxes – and more.
JJI-Joists, from James Jones & Sons Ltd, were the first timber I-Joist to be manufactured in the UK, entering the market in 1999. Since then, as timber I-Joists have gained in popularity, the JJI-Joist has become the clear market leader, with an estimated 45% market share.


Roof tile

Insulation technicians from energy efficiency and property improvement firm Aran Services have been brushing up their skills in fitting Glidevale roof tile ventilators.