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Insulate Magazine Issue 12 - November 2017

The 1st Birthday issue of Insulate magazine titled "Round 12 with Recticel" features an exclusive interview with Recticel's commercial Director Kevin Bohea. If that wasn't enough we have a great exclusive inside the BBA, featuring an interview with BBA Chef Executive Richard Beale.

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The only independent insulation industry trade magazine BREEAM Insulation Awards Judges Deliver Verdict Insulation Awards 2017 Preview A night of celebration approaches as the Insulation Industry looks forward to the inaugural Insulation Awards supported by BREEAM on 30 th November. Hosted at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottigham, the evening will recognise the very best in insulation, with eleven awards to be received on the evening. The expert judging panel have cast their votes ready for the big announcements on the evening. Speaking ahead of the judging day here is what Creative Director Jamie Street had to say regarding the build up towards the Insulation Awards and what it meant to have such a presitigious judging panel in attendance to decide the winners of the awards: “The judges have come from all corners of the Country and all different aspects of the industry. We have representatives from different manufacturers and associations, lecturers and speakers and we also welcome Lord Deben. It’s a pleasure to have them here to be involved with this first Insulation Awards Event. We are really excited about the Insulation Awards, it’s been a long process and a lot of work has gone on behind the scenes. To have the judging today really brings it all together and we’re excited to be choosing the winners and celebrating all the good things that are going on in the insulation industry.” Judges Reflect Having casted their votes here is what the judges at to say regarding their participation, the importance of the awards and the calibur of entries received: Mike Easdon, MD InBuild “Insulation is a very very important element that people sometimes overlook, it can be a small part of the construction process when you are looking at energy efficiency, you’re looking at fuel saving, liveability factors and all these other various elements then you realise that it comes down to a fabric first approach which is where insulation nicely fits and the Insulation Awards is ideally placed to promote that.” Keira Proctor, MD A.Proctor Group “I’ve been really impressed by the submissions, they’re very diverse across a lot of different sectors so commercial, residential, new build, social housing, a lot of interesting buildings and delving into the different properties of the insulation and how they are adding value to the building or to the individuals within that building has been really interesting for me.” Simon Storer, Chief Executive, IMA “Having an Awards Ceremony excites the industry it’s very important that we’re seen not just as providing materials, but it’s really what those materials do to buildings and people’s lives. There is a human aspect to it which I think is very important, and the categories cover a whole range of different criteria from the graduate to projects to installers and I think that is also important because it’s that variety 28 www.insulatenetwork.com

www.insulatenetwork.com BREEAM Insulation Awards Well the thing that has to happen in the industry is that what is now the average reaches to be the best and then the best then reaches beyond that, I think what the Award does is to remind people that sometimes people are doing better than they are in terms of sustainability, in terms of energy efficiency, in terms of speed and accuracy of installation, all those things we need to improve all the time and Awards encourage people to see that their businesses could do better. One of the troubles is that we all get rather complacent about the quality of what our work is and if we are shocked to discover that others are doing much better well then perhaps we will start to improve ourselves. which makes the industry interesting so it’s not just the product but it’s what the product does and also the people that work in it and make them part of the wider aspect of making those buildings better in so many different aspects.” Dr Jolyon Berg, Head of Technical, Isover UK “For me there were quite a few entrants around external wall insulation (EWI) which is important because there is a lot to do on EWI and it’s a challenging application and to see new entrants coming with new ideas about how to tackle that in a better way I think is really encouraging” Richard Hillman – SOUND-IS it just reinforces what people are trying to do in giving people recognitions for the efforts that they have been putting in.” Kevin Bohea, President IMA “I think the Awards add creditability to a very hard working high performing industry that really is in the background of building performance but with these Awards what it does is bring to light the great work that goes on within the insulation industry” For more information about the Insulation Awards supported by BREEAM visit www.inslationawards.co.uk “It’s good because it will reward people who have made outstanding contributions over a period of time or highlighting new systems that have been brought to the market in the last twelve/eighteen months, so yes, I think www.insulatenetwork.com 29