BUILD Q4 2019

BUILD Q4 2019 22 Jul19464 nsulation specialist Actis, which manufactures the CE marked and NHBC approved Hybrid range, has ex- panded its team and invested in new plant to tackle a growth in demand for its products. Sales of its honeycomb insulation Hybris are growing at such a rate that the company has invested in a state-of-the-art machine which can produce the material four times faster than its predecessor. The 2,000 sq m plant has been built at the company’s head- quarters in South West France and will cater for the growing number of British and European Actis enthusiasts. Growth in sales has also prompted the appointment of two new regional specification managers to the team. Amaret Chahal and Jason Docherty are working alongside national specification manager Dan Anson-Hart to offer tech- nical advice to architects, building control officers and energy assessors in the South East, Midlands and Wales. The trio, along with UK and Ireland technical director, architect Thomas Wiedmer, run Actis’ very popular CPD sessions and present at the LABC’s monthly roadshows. Hybris is one of four mix and match products in the Hybrid range. The others are insulating vapour control layer HControl Hybrid and insulating breather membranes, Boost R Hybrid and Boost R Hybrid Roof. All four have LABC and LABSS registered details, which means they can be accepted with confidence by LABC and LABSS building surveyors in all 300 plus local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland when used according to the certification. They are also accepted by Premier Guarantee and the NHBC, again when used in accordance with certification. The products help eliminate thermal bridging due to their ability to squash into gaps and wrap around corners and they are Insulation Specialist Actis Invests in Staff and Plant to Handle Growth in Demand I also popular because they are quick, clean and easy to use, produce very little waste and are light and easy to carry. Actis Hybrid products are used on all sorts of projects – from offsite constructions to traditional brick and block builds and brick builders to quirky refurbs. Read about a couple of them here: