‘ClearSkies’ certification mark launched for solid fuel stoves

‘ClearSkies’ certification mark launched for solid fuel stoves

A new objective and independent emissions and energy performance certification mark for solid fuel stoves and fireplaces that clearly demonstrates appliance manufacturers’ commitment to improving air quality has been welcomed by government.   Commenting on the new clearSkies scheme a spokesperson for Defra said: “We welcome this launch of the

Bird nest inspires engineers to build new bricks from plastic waste

Bird nest inspires engineers to build new bricks from plastic waste

A new brick made from domestic plastic waste has been proven to provide 10 times better insulation than traditional bricks made from clay. Dr Karthikeyan Kandan, senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), has created a novel brick made entirely from upcycled plastic waste.   Believed to be

Kingspan helps put plan Into action

Kingspan helps put plan Into action

Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation has been installed as part of a communal heating network on an ambitious mixed-tenure regeneration scheme in Acton, helping to minimise heat loss from pipework across the development.   Acton Gardens is an award-winning urban village spanning 52 acres in west London. The Countryside and L&Q development

Kingspan TEK gets sporty at new pavilion

Kingspan TEK gets sporty at new pavilion

The Kingspan TEK Building System of structural insulated panels (SIPs) has provided the bespoke, thermally efficient shell for a minimalist pavilion at Eton College’s Willowbrook Outdoor Sports Centre.   The stunning single-storey building, designed by Lewandowski Architects, sits at the centre of the site and provides a range of facilities including changing