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BREEAM Target for new generation of spray foams.

ecoadmin, April 27, 2017

Eco Insulate Ltd now offer the latest closed cell foam products developed by BASF to help combat climate change. The new generation of eco-friendly spray foams are free of ingredients that contribute to global warming through the greenhouse effect or depletion of the ozone layer. Elastospray LWP comprises eco-friendly alternatives to the HFC’s conventionally used as blowing agents in spray foam. The elimination of fluorinated gases will help to meet the target of a two thirds reduction in F-gas emissions across Europe by 2030. The product carries the CE mark and is undergoing assessment for BBA accreditation, it will also ultimately meet the needs of Architects and Specifiers designing to BREEAM standards.

Bryan Woods, Managing Director of eco Insulate said ‘Whilst breathable open cell foam products with their associated green credentials will continue to be part of our product range, their lower thermal performance characteristics make compliance with The Building Standards more difficult. The launch of Elastospray LWP provides a sustainable, air tight, high performance insulation solution which can meet requirements of the Building Standards. This highlights the benefits of working with our supplier, BASF as their continuing investment in research and development allows us to supply products which are manufactured here in the UK to meet the ever-changing demands of the construction industry.’

Elastospray LWP offers low thermal conductivity, air tightness, water tightness, good mechanical properties and high compressive strength in one application together with exceptionally low GWP and zero ODP. The foam is spray applied directly onto the surfaces to be treated and its excellent adherence properties eliminate the need for mechanical fixings. Air tightness is readily achieved without the need to tape and seal joints which would typically be associated with quilt or board insulation due to its seamless application.

Grade A results achieved……..

ecoadmin, August 31, 2016
Referenceline link to Trusted Trader reviews

Referenceline link to Trusted Trader reviews

Our customer service feedback forms received over the course of 2015 showed that we achieved a 94% ‘excellent’ /’ good’ rating in respect of the quality of installation and the customers overall experience of our company. This confirms the consistency of our business methods  and approach to a variety of projects as we achieved similar ratings over previous years.

Whilst this information has been collated  from our own research, its been confirmed by the independent assessment provided by the Dumfries and Galloway ‘Trusted Trader’ scheme of which we’ve been a member for just over one year. Our  overall rating to date is 9.6/10 equating to 96% customer satisfaction. This of course is encouraging, but is no reason for us to sit back and relax as there’s still  (a little) room for improvement.

We will continue to carry out our own monitoring but will also refer to the independent assessment to ensure a wholly accurate rating and to help us identify any areas in which we can improve. But don’t take our word for it, follow this link to find out for yourself:

http://www.referenceline.com/insulation-in-lockerbie-ecoinsulateltd-60167

Bacteria beaten……

ecoadmin, June 22, 2016
Air sealing at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service HQ

Air sealing at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service HQ

We were recently contacted to solve a problem of unwanted air movement between different activity zones at the new Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service HQ being built in Edinburgh.

The Main Contractor, Interserve needed to seal the perimeter of laboratories and research rooms to prevent the movement of bacteria  which could arise due to differing air pressures within the main building. After a visit to site we put forward proposals and although access was impeded by service ducts and in some cases suspended ceilings, work proceeded according to plan. BASF WALLTITE CL100 foam was spray applied at the junction of partition walls and the structural ceiling to provide an effective air seal between each zone. It was necessary to liaise with other contractors to avoid working above their tradesmen so our team worked a back shift ensuring that most of the work would be carried out whilst the site was relatively quiet.

The initial treatment was so successful from both an operational and technical point of view that  the  Main Contractor extended the field of work to include additional areas including pipe and flue penetrations through the roof.

We achieve Construction Line approval……………….

ecoadmin, March 23, 2016

 

Construction Line logo

Eco Insulate Ltd are proud to announce that they have received Construction Line approval. Construction Line is recognised as being the leading organisation for bringing together all parties involved in the tendering process and helps to reduce the need for lengthy PQQ’s and paper trails. The organisation required detailed submissions of Eco Insulate Ltd’s policies including Training, Equal Opportunities and of course Health and Safety. Suitable references were also sought from clients for whom the company had previously carried out commercial projects. The addition of Construction Line approval will provide potential Clients and Contractors with a reassurance that the company’s financial standing is sound and their Health and Safety procedures and insurance cover meet expected standards.

This reflects the demand for their eco Insulate Ltd’s services which has led to an excellent start to 2016 with contracts being awarded by Housing Associations and Private clients alike. Bryan Woods, MD of eco Insulate Ltd said ‘Receiving this assessment means that new clients can appoint our company for any spray foam insulation project with complete confidence. I believe we are the only Spray foam contractor based in Scotland that is able to provide independent assurances regarding our sound professional and financial standing. Clients will be able to make use of our services without the prior need to carry out the usual checks as these are now provided through Construction Line.’

The first contract to be awarded following this assessment involves a large project on behalf of Scottish Enterprise requiring BASF Walltite CL100 material being applied to the underside of box profile roof sheeting. Work has already commenced on site and is expected to continue until after the Easter period.

Home Energy Fair, 19th March 2016

ecoadmin, February 29, 2016

flyerCome and visit us at the Home Energy Fair at the University of West Scotland, Ayr on Saturday 19th March from 10.00 – 15.30hrs.

The event which has been organised by The Energy Agency in conjunction with South Ayrshire Council will showcase Renewable Energy, Sustainable Transport,Energy savings, Grants, Waste and Water solutions and have many interactive attractions including the chance to test drive electric vehicles.

It provides an ideal opportunity to learn more about all things Energy related and is completely free!

Trusted Trader status achieved

ecoadmin, July 10, 2015

Following a comprehensive assessment of our work practices, we have been welcomed into the Trusted Trader scheme run by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Similar schemes  running in Dundee, Fife, East Lothian, West Lothian and Renfrewshire have proved successful.

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The scheme is aimed at the Home improvement sector and forms local business partnerships which aim to increase consumer confidence, promote good practice within local businesses and help to protect local people from doorstep crime. Anyone on the scheme will have been checked by Trading Standards to make sure they are trading legally. Participating members must adhere to the terms and conditions of the  Trusted Trader scheme and their business practices are subject to ongoing monitoring by Trading Standards. A directory of local businesses is published which allows previous customers to comment and rate their work.

We believe that in a very competitive marketplace, schemes such as this serve to protect the public from less reputable companies who may use high pressure or doubtful sales techniques to secure work. It’s also helpful to reputable businesses as a way of combating those relying on low prices and questionable business practices.

For more information please visit http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/trustedtrader

 

We go back to school…….

ecoadmin, June 13, 2014
Garnetbank Primary School, Glasgow

Garnetbank Primary School, Glasgow

Sandstone faced walls.

Sandstone faced walls.

 

City Building of Glasgow recently appointed Eco Insulate Ltd as a specialist subcontractor to install cavity wall insulation at Garnetbank Primary school. The sandstone faced walls comprised a number of blocks that had moved over the years and it was agreed to inject BASF CV100 pu foam which holds BBA accreditation for exactly this type of application.
The appointment followed discussions with BASF to determine product specification and the formaldehyde free, environmentally friendly foam was an ideal solution for the project. Eco Insulate were recommended as part of BASF’s FoamMaster approved contractor scheme and the tender was secured through the Public Contracts Scotland website. An in-depth site survey was carried out by Eco Insulate who subsequently prepared a Risk assessment and Method statement to take into account the constraints of a city centre site involving working at a Primary school.
Work was carried out over a two day period and completed to programme despite the unfortunate restrictions imposed following the nearby major fire at Glasgow School of Art during the time the installation was taking place.

Swept to victory.

ecoadmin, January 14, 2014

ThTeam Gray sweeping their way to victory!e recent Mercure City of Perth Masters curling tournament held at The Dewars Centre, Perth was won by Team Gray  for whom eco Insulate Ltd are one of the sponsors. This was a major triumph for the team who beat Russia, Switzerland and Norway – three of the Olympic teams on the way to the Quarter final and now sets them up well for the forthcoming  National Championships in February. As the British Olympic team will not be playing at this event  Team Gray  finds themselves quite rightly seeded Number 1.

It was the first win for the newly assembled team on the Curling Champions Tour who have been playing well all season. Their victory against a rink led by Swede Oscar Eriksson was hard fought and had a dramatic ending with the final stone.

eco Insulate Ltd are proud to support the team who are based in Stirling  but includes  Richard Woods originally from Lochmaben and who developed his skills at the nearby Lockerbie Ice Rink. Apart from their stunning display on the ice the team cut a dazzling image in their brightly coloured kit produced by leading sportswear designers Loudmouth.

Coming Soon…………

ecoadmin, December 10, 2013

Exciting new developments regarding eco Insulate Ltd’s wide range of foam products will be announced in the New Year. These will build on our previous achievements and we’ll be able to offer an even better service and improved material performance for both Specifiers and Private homeowners. We look forward to moving the Spray foam industry further forward in 2014 so to be part of it,watch our website for more information.

Warm Front: Autumn edition

ecoadmin, November 11, 2011

Here’s the Autumn edition of Warm Front, our quarterly newsletter. In this edition you can read about Energy Action Scotland,new accreditations and other news items.

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