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ISO 14001 Awards marks culmination in series of environmental commitments.

Superglass has always had excellent environmental credentials – up to 84% of our raw material is recycled glass, after all. And further evidence of our ‘green’ commitment has been our accreditation of ISO14001:2015 for our production processes. An international manufacturing standard that’s independently assessed and awarded only by meeting strict criteria, ISO14001:2015 marks the final […]

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Putting The ‘super’ Back In SuperGlass Insulation

Colin Heath, Managing Editor of Insulate, recently interviewed Ken Munro (CEO of Superglass) about his approach and future plans for Superglass: What first attracted you to the insulation industry? It was the Superglass business that attracted me. As a large independent company competing against giant international players, I believed that Superglass would need to develop […]

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Practical guide: How to prevent heat loss at design stage

Building owners and householders are increasingly looking for property that is cheap to run as well as comfortable to live or work in. It’s a great way of protecting against the future. To do this, you’ve got to cut heat loss, and the best place to start is at design stage. Read our white paper […]

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Ensuring quality in the rush to build new homes

Right now, there is an aggressive push to build new homes. This is no bad thing; targets are steep, and demand has to be met. In 2016, 151,687 homes were registered with the NHBC – 70% up compared to levels seen at the 2008/9 housing crash, and the second highest figures ever. Clearly the UK’s […]

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The Bonfield Review: What’s in it for you?

Each Home Counts, the long-awaited review of the consumer experience of energy efficiency and renewable energy by Dr Peter Bonfield, was published before Christmas. It offers plenty of food for thought for everyone involved in delivering green measures for householders. The trade taking on more accountability is a key theme, with the report emphasising that […]

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25 Million Homes Require Insulation To Meet Standards in 2050

A new report titled ‘Building Places That Work For Everyone’, has been proposed to the UK government by the Green Building Council, revealing the drastic need for improved housing insulation. It predicts that four out of five occupied homes in 2050 have already been built, meaning that to meet sustainability targets, 25 million homes will […]

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Scotland’s first Sustainable Growth Agreement signed by Superglass

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed Scotland’s first Sustainable Growth Agreement Monday, 20 March at a launch event with Superglass. The agreement (SGA) signed by SEPA Chief Executive Terry A’Hearn and Superglass CEO Ken Munro, is the first of its kind and centres on six commitments to proactively enhance the environmental performance of […]

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Need for energy efficiency to drive glass wool insulation market

As conserving energy usage becomes more crucial than ever, the glass wool insulation market is set to reap the rewards dramatically. In a report by the Global Industry Analysts, the market is projected to reach 4.8 million tonnes in by 2010, particularly as sustainable construction becomes a priority. Glass wool is created through a unique […]

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Growth expected for mineral fibre market in next decade

In news revealed by researchers, the mineral fibre market is expected to grow dramatically in the next decade. An ascent influenced by increased construction across developing countries, mineral fibre has shown to be a versatile material for various uses, in particular for thermal insulation. This predicted market growth is forecasted to last between 2016 to […]

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Energy efficiency set to improve across U.K. private housing

From 1 April 2018, the UK property industry will be affected by an increase in EPC rating standards in privately rented homes. Recently announced by the government, the aim of this change is to improve energy efficiency in the private property sector, and it’s likely to make an impact on the insulation market. It’s a […]

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