Armacell awarded BuildingConfidence accreditation
Flexible thermal and acoustic insulation producer, Armacell UK Ltd, has become the latest construction products manufacturer to achieve the prestigious BuildingConfidence accreditation. The accreditation followed a rigorous audit process to check that the company meets the scheme’s requirements in a number of key areas, including: product integrity, health & safety, environment & sustainability plus ethics & values.
The scheme is used by many of the industry’s leading contractors and distributors as an efficient way of assessing suppliers and certifying construction products. The BuildingConfidence scheme sets a high standard of accreditation and provides a cost effective method for participants to identify areas for improvement in their management, sustainability and corporate governance systems.
The accreditation is gaining in popularity following its adoption by a number of large contractors such as Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd, British Land, Costain, Davis Langdon, Kier Group, Lend Lease, Mace, Shepherd Construction, Simons Construction, Sisk, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska, Swift Horsman, Tarmac and Wolseley.
In light of the current economic climate and changes in legislation, such as the CDM Regulations 2007, contractors are placing more emphasis on setting consistent and robust accreditation criteria and assessing the financial stability of suppliers and sub-contractors.
The scheme in turn benefits suppliers and sub-contractors by providing reassurance that main contractors using the scheme will take a fair, open and transparent approach to sub-contractor and product selection.
Armacell is the world leading manufacturer of thermal & acoustic elastomeric insulation materials and innovative PET Core Foams. They manufacture and supply high quality and innovative products and systems throughout the UK and Ireland. Their reputation has been built on technical leadership, environmental responsibility, commitment to service, reliability and responsiveness. Armaflex is now the world’s best-known brand in this industry. Almost all significant innovations in the field of flexible technical insulation materials have come from Armacell and the company has set industry standards throughout the world.
Their product range covers insulation products, covering systems, acoustic solutions, fire protection, ancillaries & accessories, foams for OEM applications and PET foam cores.
The Armacell flexible, foamed rubber tubes and sheets are used to insulate pipes and ductwork in buildings, but they also come into their own in demanding industrial applications. The products prevent condensation forming, absorb sound and vibrations and protect installations against energy losses. This is a growth market as, in view of the rapid pace of climate change and rising energy prices, the insulation of building equipment and industrial installations will play an even more important role in the future. The requirements made in the national rules and regulations on energy saving in buildings are being tightened and at the same time measures to increase energy efficiency are becoming increasingly important for economic reasons. Nowadays, when buildings are refurbished to improve their energy efficiency, the insulation of installations is considered to be one of the most effective and cost-efficient single measures. In addition, Armacell sees opportunities for growth in the global oil and gas business, which is now served by a separate, international team.