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COMPANY NEWS | SHOWCASE Certification granted for insulation OCTOBER 2016 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 57 Advice on specifying framing and sliding solutions for architectural glazing is contained within two new brochures from Kawneer. The brochures feature a wide range of product detail drawings and applications guidance as well as useful product selectors, product and performance data and project case studies. The 20-page framing systems brochure gives a complete overview of Kawneer's entire framing systems range and the 44- page sliding solutions brochure overviews Kawneer’s sliding solutions for windows and doors and new-build and refurbishment projects in the residential and commercial sectors. www.kawneer.com Restructure meets growth expectations Investment of £5 million and a restructuring of the operating model have taken place with Glassolutions - part of Saint- Gobain UK. The company has consolidated all its functions under one business unit, and invested in 20 new team members plus additional new fabrication facilities. The new structure focuses on the service level requirements of customers in the delivery of medium to large scale façade and glazing projects, providing enhanced support to improve the customer experience and give better structure to its supply chain requirements. Ian Davy, group commercial director at Glassolutions, said: “We aim to provide a consistent high quality added value service for our clients. Whilst contacts and communication methods might change as part of the new structure, our service and delivery will be enhanced and our focus will very much be on maintaining strong and effective partnerships with our customers to continue to deliver an innovative product range and exceptional service.” www.glassolutions.co.uk Responsible sourcing Covering the entire Optim-R product range and the TEK panels collection, a 'Very Good' BS6001: Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products certification has been awarded to Kingspan Insulation. The certificate covers all Kingspan OPTIM-R products and Kingspan TEK panels. During the certification process, carried out to Issue 3.0 of BES 6001, BRE Global also confirmed that the Kingspan Kooltherm, KoolDuct and Therma product ranges manufactured at the facilities have retained their ‘Excellent’ ratings. BES 6001 provides a detailed framework of the processes which must be addressed to ensure responsible sourcing of construction materials. These include organisational governance, supply chain management and environmental and social elements. The certification provides clear, independent assurance that Kingspan Insulation products have been produced with constituent materials which meet the highest levels of responsible sourcing practice. Through their BES 6001 certification, the Kingspan products can also contribute towards the award of credits within the BREEAM assessment. www.kingspaninsulation.co.uk 01544 387 384 Offering a tapered insulation service, Building Innovation has achieved British Board of Agrément certification for its Inno- Fix and Inno-Bond insulation products. The certification covers both flat and tapered board options, providing specifiers with independent assurance of the products’ performance, and is available to download from its website. Building Innovation Inno-Fix and Inno-Bond boards comprise a rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation core faced with aluminium foil composite and coated glass tissue respectively. To attain the Agrément certification, the products were subjected to extensive laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, and quality management checks. Inno-Fix and Inno-Bond are suitable for mechanically fixed single-ply waterproofing systems on concrete, timber, and metal decks. The durable, lightweight boards offer excellent thermal performance and are available with factory pre-mitred hips and valleys to aid drainage and installation. www.building-innovation.co.uk 01926 888808 Architectural framing and sliding solutions feature in two brochures


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