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An Insulation Evolution is upon us in Insulate Magazine Issue 13. Q-bot a Robot that applies sprayfoam insulation under floors is set to take the insulation world by storm. Also features compelling articles from regular columnists and insulation experts.

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The only independent insulation industry trade magazine Insulate Columnist Insulating Our Nation's Homes Neil Marshall, Chief Executive, National Insulation Association (NIA) Household Energy Efficiency Statistics published by Government last week identified that whilst there has been considerable progress in insulating homes across Great Britain there is still allot more to be done. The figures identified that nearly 16 million homes in the UK have only 125mm or less of existing loft insulation compared to the current standard of 270mm. These properties would certainly benefit from topping up. There are still over 5 million homes with cavity walls that are not insulated andvonly 718,000 which equates to just 8% of the 8.5 million homes with solid walls have been insulatedvto date. It is important therefore that Government continues to focus efforts on building fabric insulation measures in the new Energy Company Obligation which is due in 2018. They need to continue towork with industry and consumers in identifying ways to increase the uptake of insulation among householders. To this end, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently issued a call for evidence “Building a Market for Energy Efficiency” and the NIA will be responding to this with our thoughts on a number of important areas including; raising consumer awareness of the benefits of insulation, targeted consumer incentives, standards and regulations and attractive payment options. For more information about the National Insulation Association (NIA) contact Meava.robson@nia-uk.org 38 www.insulatenetwork.com

The only independent insulation industry trade magazine Insulation News London's The Vase Building Enters Final Phase for Western Thermal Western Thermal, leading specialist engineers in thermal & acoustic insulation, ventilation ductwork, trace heating, and fire stopping, with over thirty years’ experience, has entered into its final phase of thermal insulation and trace heating work for Number One Blackfriars, known colloquially as “The Vase”. Thermal insulation and trace heating work is being completed by the Company on a wide range of mechanical and public health systems throughout the 54-storey building and its basements. Western Thermal is working on the former Sainsbury’s Group Head Quarters and other core elements of the £140 million project that spans 74,925 sq m and includes 274 homes, including commercial space at ground level. The Company has also been working on the building’s new four star hotel, which is located on the lower three levels. Michael Slater, Executive Operations Director of Western Thermal, said: “The Vase skyscraper is a rich addition to London’s skyline and adds to our fast-growing residential project portfolio. We have enjoyed our role in this iconic project. “Our clients are asking increasingly for our Thermal Insulation offering in conjunction with our Trace Heating specialism. This trend toward a multi-disciplined approach www.insulatenetwork.com 39