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Sponsored by: Velux

As a global company founded on a vision of daylight, fresh air and quality of life, it has always been a fundamental principle within the VELUX Group that we aim to be a good corporate ‘citizen’, conducting our self responsibly towards the public domain, the environment and our employees.

We support architecture that promotes natural day light and ventilation; incorporates design solutions that ‘future-proof’ the buildings use, and that makes every effort to reduce energy consumption.

A natural evolution for VELUX is the introduction of renewable technology, and 2007 saw the launch of its’ WRAS approved Solar Hot Water Systems for the new housing sector.

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Sponsored by: Mitsubishi Ecodan

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Sponsored by: Knauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation is a leading insulation company, representing one of the most progressive and respected names in European building products.

Part of the Knauf Group, we are the UK’s leading manufacturer of insulation products, and the only producer of four types of insulation: glass and rock mineral wool, extruded polystyrene (XPS) and extruded polyethylene (XPE) in the UK under the brand names; Crown®, Rocksilk® and Polyfoam®.

Glass Mineral Wool

The world’s most popular and widely used energy saving and acoustic insulation. It’s highly sustainable and contains a high recycled content.
Main uses:

  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Sound insulation within partitions and floors

Rock Mineral Wool

Made from volcanic rock, rock mineral wool has excellent fire, thermal and acoustic properties, and is also ideal for specialist fire protection.
Main uses:

  • Thermal insulation on flat roofs and external walls
  • Fire protection, including smoke and fire barriers
  • High temperature applications
  • Sound insulation in walls and floors

Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)

Made from polystyrene beads that can be extruded into rigid foam boards, this type of insulation is ideal where high compressive strength is required.
Main uses:

  • Ground floors
  • Flat roofs
  • Heavy-duty floor insulation

Extruded Polyethylene (XPE)

Made from polyethylene pellets and other ingredients it is a closed cell extruded polyethylene foam which is lightweight and flexible, available in roll foam.
Main uses:

  • Acoustic underlay for laminate or concrete floors

The company’s knowledge and experience allows us to create the industry’s widest range of products for thermal, acoustic and fire protection insulation. This means we can offer genuinely impartial advice, giving you confidence you’ve been recommended the best possible insulation system for any type of project.

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Sponsored by: Landmark Promap

With over 26,000 users, Promap is the fastest, easiest and most reliable system for busy surveyors, architects, developers, housebuilders, engineers and property professionals, who require immediate access to Ordnance Survey mapping.

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