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From buses to road sweepers, military to construction plant vehicles, vehicle noise is an issue in the commercial sector whether it is new developments in powertrain technology or hybridisation or electrification of vehicles.

While many of today’s trucks make 10 times less noise than those built over 40 years ago, road traffic noise remains the most widespread cause of environmental health problems across Europe.  According to the European Environment Agency, almost 70 million people are exposed to excessive long term average road noise levels (>55db), the level recognised to pose a serious risk to health by the World Health Organisation. 

A number of factors contribute to traffic noise, including the road surface and speed- dependent aerodynamic noise, but most urban traffic noise originates from the vehicles rather than the tyres.  The noise standards for commercial vehicles are particularly significant as they cause half of the road noise-burden across Europe.

Emissions pollution has driven changes in engine design such as hybrids and lean engines. However, high running temperatures can result in these engines being noisier.  Even electric vehicles have different noise characteristics which need controlling to gain market acceptance as they often have devices for energy storage that generate noise intermittently themselves .

Tackling noise at source

The vehicle engine is an understandable source of noise, and when you combine this with the powertrain, there are a large number of interlinked components that produce sound.  From rattles to sound pressure waves, these sounds include vibrations and ‘surface radiation’, which is the low-frequency sound produced by a surface as it pulsates, like a drum. The ‘mechanics’ of noise mean that as the sound level of any individual component is reduced, others become more noticeable – which means that all components must be worked on together to actually reduce engine (and vehicle) noise. This is also true for other noise producing vehicle elements. After reducing powertrain and exhaust sounds, other noises may become noticeable such as aerodynamic resistance or previously unnoticed tyre/road noise.

An additional benefit of reducing noise at source is that driver and passenger noise will be significantly improved. Further improvements to sound quality in-cab can be gained by addition of sound insulation and absorption behind or under the interior trim.

A quieter life

Having manufactured acoustic and fire insulation products for more than 40 years, SIDERISE offers a large range of tried-and-tested product enhancements specifically developed to the broad spectrum of requirements in the commercial vehicle sector.

Offering high insulation and absorption performance as well as fuel, oil and chemical resistance, these sound reduction and damping treatments have been expertly designed for the most challenging environments. 

At under 10kg/m3 density, SIDERISE foams are class leaders in weight- saving and by combining with other layers, excellent and targeted acoustic performance can be achieved at minimum thickness. These foam products can also be used in public service vehicles (PSVs) for thermal insulation leading to weight savings of the order of 100kg per vehicle, whilst improving thermal and acoustic performance. The addition of viscoelastic and polymeric heavy layers to these foams can produce high insulation and vibration damping performance.

Paul Handscomb of SIDERISE said, “Our noise control materials can be quickly installed on the production line or workshop and are independently tested to give our clients complete confidence in product performance.”

Fire protection

Recent awareness of the risks of vehicles in tunnels has also required materials with increased fire resistance and protection from ingress of potentially flammable fluids. Devices to burn off particulates and catalytic convertors generate significant heat in engine areas.  In addition, the increased containment by undertrays or close cladding to an engine requires higher temperature resistance materials. 

SIDERISE solutions will provide both integrated noise reduction performance of up to 20dB and are also compliant with Euro 6 legislation and tested to the toughest flammability regulations.  Able to withstand up to 800°C and 30 minutes fire protection, these non-combustible solutions offer exceptional thermal and fire safety performance.

With traffic noise affecting greater numbers of people and faced with tough regulations, the importance of taking a holistic approach to noise control on commercial vehicles has never been more apparent.  Through a wide range of independently tested noise control treatments, SIDERISE will be able to quickly and professionally reach the optimum solution, each and every time, and for the most challenging environments.  

Graham Laws, Business Development Officer at Siderise Group, provides some sound advice on HVAC acoustic design and offers up proven ways to deal with a potentially noisy issue.

Noise is an all pervasive facet in our lives, from the early morning alarm clock right the way through our working day. But does it need to be that way? When you consider that the estimated cost of noise pollution runs into billions of pounds according to DEFRA, architects and engineers have had to think long and hard on how to build out noise from buildings. With building services a well-known source of undesirable noise and vibration, what is the most cost effective way to reduce undesirable sound, whilst delivering noise control, air flow and thermal performance? Graham Laws, Business Development Officer at Siderise Group, provides some sound advice on HVAC acoustic design and offers up proven ways to deal with a potentially noisy issue.

Noise and vibration in building services come from a wide range of mechanical and electrical systems, everything from fans to variable air volume systems, grilles and diffusers to roof-top units, fan coil units to chillers, compressors and condensers, pumps and stand-by generators, boilers and cooling towers. All this unwanted noise can make a workplace environment uncomfortable and less productive.

Through the increased requirements for energy efficiency, buildings are better insulated and isolated, both thermally and acoustically. However, this further drives the need for ventilation and thermal management, and this required airflow can then introduce noise issues of its own, both break-out and in-line noise.

Sound matters

Break-out noise is where sound transmits through the wall of ducting and into the room through which the ductwork is travelling. In-line (duct-borne) noise or noise traveling through ductwork, can create unwelcome high levels of background noise if not properly managed. This noise can raise stress levels in the workplace, harming communication and concentration and increasing fatigue. A poorly designed acoustic solution can potentially exacerbate issues by causing regenerative noise, and negatively affecting airflow.

An additional issue to mechanically generated noise via the HVAC system is cross- talk, whereby speech privacy is compromised by room-to-room transmission via the ventilation system. A good example is in an office building where employees on one floor might hear conversations via the return grille. Even when intelligibility is not an issue, concentration and therefore productivity can be affected by those in adjoining rooms.

The essence of optimal practise comes down to:

  1. Understanding the legislative requirements of the building
  2. Understanding the design requirements of the building
  3. Optimising noise control treatments at source
  4. Optimising system design for airflow and regenerative noise
  5. Minimising breakout from ducts and air handling units
  6. Minimising structure borne noise

Meeting requirements

All buildings represent unique challenges, whether they are offices, schools, hospitals or commercial structures. In the education sector, noise and poor acoustics are an increasingly important issue. For example, in a school, there will be both separation requirements and background noise level requirements for the project.

These can be provided as a single figure rating or noise rating (NR) value, or as octave band values. When it comes to the design of a building, it’s vital to know the function of each room, and both the desired speech privacy and NR level. NR values are a way of describing, as a single figure, a measured noise level that takes into account the frequency content of the noise.

They are often used in the measurement of noise from mechanical sources such as air conditioning systems in environments such as hotels, cinemas and schools. Most buildings will have an ‘in-room’ NR level requirement based on function. For example, typical noise rating values for a concert hall or church would be NR25 while a school or hotel would be NR35, significantly less than say a factory or a noisier engineering environment which would have an NR70 rating. To ensure these levels are achieved, a given Sound Power Level (LwA) for the HVAC unit is required.

Noise Control Treatments

In terms of the system design, air velocity within a duct system influences the noise levels significantly. Regenerated noise can be created by transition pieces, bends, dampers, grilles and diffusers. Regenerated noise can be reduced by limiting the air velocities within the duct system, by easing transitions in the system design and by ensuring that internal acoustic treatments contain chamfers where appropriate to reduce the turbulent effect of sudden changes in opening or direction.

When two adjacent or closely positioned rooms are sharing the same ductwork, sound travels within ducts and will decrease the room-to-room sound insulation dramatically. This will of course impact speech privacy and negatively affect the working environment through disturbance.

Vibration and sound energy from HVAC operation will transmit to a structure and be redistributed around a building. By isolating your systems from the structure before it has a chance to vibrate, through isolation mounts or decoupled through flexible linkages from the structure via the noise source and the duct runs, another path of noise has been reduced through physical materials.

Solutions provider to manufacturers

With more than 40 years’ experience providing noise control treatments to manufacturers in the HVAC sector, SIDERISE offers a range of noise control solutions which can be tailored to meet project specific design and performance requirements. SIDERISE HV-NC noise control solutions, for example, are tailored to the octave band requirements of your HVAC unit, thereby delivering the optimum acoustic performance at the minimum cost. Manufactured from high performance open cell acoustic foam, parts are designed to ease airflow and lower regenerative noise, and the lining treatment is engineered to deliver the lowest possible Sound Power (LwA). These acoustic solutions give exceptional noise absorption, yielding reduced airborne noise at inlets and outlets, and lowering case radiated noise.

Lining kits are Class 0 fire rated to EN 13501-1 to comply with Building Regulations Approved Document B.

Offering ease of installation, SIDERISE noise control solutions are supplied as a pre-cut kit, backed with high performance modified acrylic adhesive for rapid installation on a manufacturer’s assembly-line; and offer exceptional performance for fan coil units, air handling units and heat exchangers.

Remedial treatment – building services

For an existing building with a ductwork ‘in-line’ noise problem, SoundPAC is an easy and cost-efficient way to introduce noise control. At the terminal ends, where air is being delivered to the occupied spaces, you can remove the grille and simply install the SoundPAC inserts. Inherently flexible, the inserts are ideally suited to retro-fit installation, particularly in situations where there is minimal access and/or where less disruption is a consideration. For ‘duct noise breakout’ another solution, which contributes well to quiet air-handling, are the DWX and DPF-RL external acoustic treatments, which are externally applied. Easy to install without disturbing the HVAC system, this solution reduces break-out noise by providing a combination of acoustic absorption and sound reduction via inherently damped flexible mass membrane.

We live in a very noisy world but by proactively considering potential acoustic problems at the design stage of an HVAC system and adding sound control measures to minimise unwanted noise, building owners will have a far quieter system, which in the end, can go a long way towards promoting comfort and productivity.

SIDERISE through a broad range of products and solutions are able to provide a holistic treatment to all areas of HVAC noise, ensure that a peaceful, stress-free and productive environment is experienced by all.

For further information about SIDERISE HVAC solutions or for specific technical advice contact our .

With 40 per cent of fatalities (according to the DCLG) being a result of smoke and noxious gases, Siderise’s Chris Hall considers the importance of passive fire protection in high-rise buildings to mitigate the effects of fire to save lives.

When you consider that asphyxiation from smoke and noxious gases accounts for more than 40 per cent of fatalities (according to the DCLG) and that most deaths happen to people who were not in the room where the fire originated, it is easy to see why firestops are critical to prevent the passage of flames and noxious gases from one floor to the next. Chris Hall, Commercial Development Officer of SIDERISE feels that passive fire protection solutions play a vital role in high-rise buildings mitigating the effects of fire, saving lives and property.

Fires in high-rise buildings generate large quantities of smoke that tend to spread vertically throughout the building, even if the fire is contained to only one room. Smoke travels at up to 130 metres every minute and whilst most people can easily move at this rate in normal circumstances, the majority of survivors of fires stated that smoke restricted their ability to see to no more than 4 metres. 

When the linear gap at perimeter edge between the floor and curtain wall is not properly sealed, flames and smoke will spread vertically to higher floors. Addressing these linear gaps by properly installing firestops, maintains the floors fire compartmentation of the building. This delays vertical smoke-spread and reduces the risk of smoke-related deaths in the upper floors of the building.

Safe solution

The Perimeter barrier firestops seal the linear gap between the edge of the compartment floor slab and external curtain wall. Due to project designs and site tolerances, this linear gap can be variable, so the firestop system used needs to have a degree of ‘dynamic’ movement capability – compression and recovery – in order to accommodate serviceability movement. What is critical is the firestop system must do this in combination with the primary functional requirement, which is to maintain continuity of fire resistance between the compartment floor and the external wall. The installed firestop system needs to match the same period of fire resistance as the compartment floor.

All firestop systems need to be tested to two criteria – Integrity and Insulation (EI).

Integrity (E) refers to the ability of the system to prevent the passage of flame, smoke and combustible gases either through, around the material or through joints in an assembly; while Insulation (I) refers to a measure of the increase in conducted heat transferred from the exposed to unexposed surfaces of 180°C rise above ambient.

These two criteria are critical in the development of curtain wall perimeter firestop products. The most effective products combine a number of material features – density, thickness, resin content, fibre structure and controlled compression – which together determine the resistance properties.

When looking at the Integrity (E) criteria, the material chosen must be impervious to the transfer of flame and gases, easy to install with minimal site management and accommodate all real-world requirements at interfaces, joints and details.

In order to meet the fire and smoke stop requirements in all external façade applications, the Certifire Approved SIDERISE CW-FS perimeter barrier and firestop systems offer an unrivalled combination of fully-qualified performance, practical installation and service benefits.

The principal function of the SIDERISE CW system is to maintain continuity of fire resistance by sealing the linear gap between the compartment floors or walls and external curtain walls both horizontally and vertically.

SIDERISE perimeter barriers and firestops for curtain wallinguse a patented method of manufacture that provides a resilient lateral compression. This facilitates installation, ensures the requisite tight fit and enhances fire Integrity (E). Throughout the range, the materials comprise a one-piece product with a pre-compressed non-combustible stonewool core. The products also have integral aluminium foil facings to provide an overall Class A1 rating and excellent resistance to the passage of smoke. SIDERISE CW-FS perimeter barrier and firestop systems also offer an unrivalled combination of independent third party Certifire approved performance data for both horizontal and vertical applications, Certifire Certificate No CF563 refers.

The systems can offer tested fire rating options ranging from 30 minutes to five hours and can accommodate void widths up to 1200mm. In addition to providing an effective seal against the passage of smoke and fire, the products will also function as an effective acoustic barrier and plenum lining.

Sealing the voids

At the $135 million Al Fattan Crystal Towers, recently completed at the Dubai Marina in the UAE, fire safety was paramount in a development which houses hotel rooms, suites and residential apartments.

With both vertical and horizontal fire compartmentation requirements, the specification of SIDERISE CW-FS 120 firestops provided the contractor Cladtech with a one-stop-shop solution that could maintain a fire and smoke seal in one product and could successfully fill lineargaps at the podium levels in excess of 300mm.

For the two towers, Cladtech installed 12,000 LM of SIDERISE CW-FS 120 firestops including horizontal (floor slab) and vertical compartmentation. With the timeline on the project critical, the use of this dry fix system enabled the work to be completed quickly and efficiently, ready for handover to subcontractors.

Throughout the application, SIDERISE provided comprehensive support including drawing assistance, liaison with the authorities for approval, installation training and periodic site inspection and assistance.

Whilst specifying the correct product is vital, the quality of installation is equally as important. Contractors installing life saving measures such as perimeter barriers and firestops must have adequate training on the particular manufacturer’s products and be qualified to install it in the first place. When it comes to saving lives and protecting businesses and property, a well designed and installed system can make the difference.

For further information about SIDERISE, or for technical advice, contact the SIDERISE

Set to showcase an exciting range of products at this year’s Zak Windows and Doors Expo is leading manufacturer of firestop and acoustic barrier insulation systems SIDERISE.

Set to showcase an exciting range of products at this year’s Zak Windows and Doors Expo is leading manufacturer of firestop and acoustic barrier insulation systems SIDERISE. This leading marketplace for windows and facades in the Indian subcontinent is taking place in New Delhi from the 9th-11th December with Siderise gearing up for a busy show.

Held at the Pragati Maidan exhibition centre, this 13th annual trade show in the heart of India’s capital will host more than 200 exhibitors and bring together architects, contractors, developers, façade consultants and fabricators from across the Indian subcontinent to source local and international products, network with like-minded peers and learn from experts.

Representatives from SIDERISE and its distribution partner, Northern Lights Architectural, will be available on Stand D6B10 to engage with customers old and new and answer queries about the company’s innovative and industry- leading firestop and cavity barrier systems.

Commenting on the three-day event, Chris Hall, Commercial Development Officer at SIDERISE said: “We are looking forward to participating once again at this year’s expo, the biggest event on the fenestration calendar in India. It’s a great opportunity to raise the profile of the company and show its commitment to India and this maturing region.”

“The curtain wall industry in India is in an emerging state when it comes to technology and our fire-stopping and noise control insulation solutions for facades fit well within this,” added Chris.

Joining Chris Hall at the event will be Sreenivas Narayanan, Sales and Business Development Officer at SIDERISE for the Middle East and India.

For more information, and to register for the event, visit Zak Doors and Windows Expo 2016

For further information about SIDERISE or for technical advice email the or call 01656 730833

The year may be drawing to a close but the SIDERISE team is as busy as ever. This month the team is headed to Kolkata to present and exhibit at the Zak World of Facades India event.

The year may be drawing to a close but the SIDERISE team is as busy as ever. This month the team is headed to Kolkata to exhibit at the Zak World of Facades India event.

Sreenivas Narayanan, the new Sales and Business Development Officer for the Middle East and India, will be presenting at the event on 'Point fixed hardware - The selection process'. His presentation will focus on:

  1. The importance of slab edge perimeter fire barrier for curtain wall

  2. Fire performance – Insulation and Integrity

  3. SIDERISE CW-FS

  4. The importance of installation and compliance

  5. Understanding façade acoustics

  6. Siderise solutions for façade acoustics

Visitors to the event will also have the opportunity to explore a range of products including SIDERISE CW-FS Perimeter Barriers and Firestops for Curtain Walling  and Open State Cavity Barriers used in rainscreen cladding applications. A variety of innovative acoustic solutions for facades will also be showcased including SIDERISE Mullion and Transom inserts.

As always the SIDERISE Facades team will be on hand and happy to discuss projects that you are involved in and passive fire protection and noise control systems that your projects may require.

Now in its 25th edition, Zak World of Facades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference will take place on Friday 18 November at the ITC Sonar hotel.

To register and find out more about the event visit www.facades.ind.in

If you are unable to attend this event you will have the opportunity to meet the team at the Zak Doors and Windows exhibition in New Delhi which takes place in December.

The SIDERISE team is heading to Singapore this month to exhibit its products at the Zak World of Facades inaugural South East Asia event. The event will take place on Thursday 13 October at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

The SIDERISE team is heading to Singapore this month to exhibit its products at the Zak World of Facades inaugural South East Asia event/ The event will take place on Thursday 13 October at the Marina Bay Sands.

At the event, SIDERISE will also be looking for a new Singapore based Distributor Partner. Steve Swales, Chief Commercial Officer, commented “This is an exciting time for SIDERISE and based on the company’s growth plans and our success in markets in the UK, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India, we are now looking to appoint a new Partner Distributor in Singapore. It’s a great opportunity for a new distributor to come on board.”

Distributors that are interested in this opportunity are invited to come along and speak to Steve at the event. You can find out more about the opportunity here http://bit.ly/2dAn71O

Zak World of Facades, now in its 23rd edition globally, has already proved a great success in the Middle East and South Asia, and the event organisers are very happy to be holding their inaugural South East Asia event in Singapore.

If you are attending the event come along and meet the SIDERISE Facades team and discover all the innovative fire-stopping and acoustic insulation solutions for facades. A brochure on fire safety and noise control for facades will also be available.

If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more about SIDERISE and its passive fire protection and noise control systems for facades contact our Facades team for further information.

SIDERISE has just launched its new installation guidance video for its ‘Open State’ horizontal and vertical cavity fire barriers.

SIDERISE has just launched its new installation guidance video for its ‘Open State’ horizontal and vertical cavity fire barriers.

SIDERISE RH ‘Open State’ horizontal cavity barriers have been specifically designed to meet the requirements for cavity fire barriers used in drained and ventilated facades. These barriers ensure that the system will drain any moisture whilst maintaining airflow. In the event of fire they provide an effective hot smoke and fire seal.

SIDERISE RV vertical cavity barriers for rainscreen cladding are used to full fill the void between the external envelope and the internal structure. Their unique stonewool lamella core construction enables them to accommodate the serviceability movement that’s normally associated with rainscreen facades.

The new installation guidance video provides step by step guidance on how to install both the horizontal and vertical cavity fire barriers and is now available on the SIDERISE website, and the company YouTube channel.

The video forms part of the wide range of Site Services that the Facades technical team offers to customers to ensure that everything runs smoothly, from product selection to final installation.

To find out more, download our SIDERISE Site Services brochure, or contact a member of our Facades team.

Leading manufacturer of fire, acoustic and thermal insulation products SIDERISE has launched its product range through the NBS National BIM Library.

Leading manufacturer of fire, acoustic and thermal insulation products SIDERISE has launched its product range through the NBS National BIM Library.

The SIDERISE BIM object range includes fire safe and acoustic insulation solutions for curtain walling and ventilated facades, and solutions for building interiors.

BIM objects available to download through the BIM Library meet the internationally-recognised NBS BIM Object Standard . The library is free to use and is the only BIM object library that links directly to NBS specification software and to the NBS BIM Toolkit – an essential requirement for Level 2 BIM.

BIM (Business Information Modelling) is set to digitally revolutionise the construction industry through information modelling, information management and team cohesion.

Visit the National BIM Library to view SIDERISE products and download the BIM objects.

SIDERISE launches new installation guidance video for CW-FS: A video is now available on the SIDERISE website and the company YouTube channel that provides step by step guidance.

SIDERISE CW-FS perimeter barriers and firestops for curtain wall facades comprise an extensive range of solutions that meet fire and smoke stop, and sound barrier requirements in all architectural cladding panel applications.

The primary function of these Certifire approved systems is to maintain continuity of fire resistance by sealing the void between the compartment floors or walls and the external curtain wall both horizontally and vertically. It is thanks to the products’ unique structure, created through a patented method of manufacture, that they provide unrivalled movement performance and are both quick and easy to install.

A video is now available on the SIDERISE website and the company YouTube channel that provides step by step guidance on how to install SIDERISE CW-FS.

The video forms part of the wide range of Site Services that the Facades technical team offers to customers to ensure that everything runs smoothly, from product selection to final installation.

To find out more, download our SIDERISE Site Services brochure or contact a member of our Facades team.

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Zak World of Facades event which takes place in New Delhi, at the Hyatt Regency, on Friday 2 September.

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Zak World of Facades  event which takes place in New Delhi, at the Hyatt Regency, on Friday 2 September.

Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to meet the SIDERISE Facades team and view a variety of fire-stopping and noise control insulation solutions for facades. A brochure on fire safety and noise control for facades will also be available.

The event, now in its 16th edition in India, provides a forum to discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and showcases the latest technological solutions.

If you are unable to attend but would like more information on SIDERISE and its passive fire protection and noise control systems for facades, please contact our Facades team.

SIDERISE is heading to Bengaluru, India to present at the next Zak World of Facades conference which takes place on Friday 15 July at the ITC Gardenia.

SIDERISE is heading to Bengaluru, India to present at the next Zak World of Facades conference which takes place on Friday 15 July at the ITC Gardenia.

Steve Swales, Chief Commercial Officer for SIDERISE will be presenting on ‘Perimeter Barrier Fire Stop Systems for Curtain Walls’. The presentation will focus on:

  • Guidance on compliant specification

  • Insight to current testing methodology

  • Clarification on different methods of installation and associated risks

The SIDERISE team will also be showcasing a variety of fire-stopping and noise control insulation solutions for facades. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to meet the team and view these solutions during the networking breaks. A brochure on fire safety and noise control for facades will also be available.

Unable to attend the event? Contact our Facades team for information on SIDERISE and its passive fire protection and noise control solutions.

The Siderise Group has reached a significant milestone in the company’s history, celebrating 25 years of designing and manufacturing world leading acoustic, fire and thermal insulation solutions at their factory in Wales.

The Siderise Group has reached a significant milestone in the company’s history, celebrating 25 years of designing and manufacturing world leading acoustic, fire and thermal insulation solutions at their factory in Wales.

From the production facility on the Forge Industrial Estate in Maesteg which opened on 1st June 1991, SIDERISE has grown to become the insulation specialist of choice for many major companies with its diverse range of fire-stopping insulation and acoustic solutions being renowned internationally.

A pioneer in the industry the company has heralded a number of industry firsts. This includes the development of the world’s first single sheet firestop and cavity barrier systems. These innovative and industry-leading passive fire protection systems provide compartmentation in high rise buildings.

Other innovations include the company’s perimeter barrier curtain walling firestop, the first to market internationally, and their technical expertise led to the development of the first reactive solution for ventilated facades within Europe. Structural fire safe panels for bonded composite panels and a range of open state cavity barriers for rain screen facades are a direct result of the company listening to customer’s needs and then engineering solutions to exactly match their requirements.

SIDERISE products have been used on a number of high profile projects across the globe. From meeting the rigorous standards at the Athlete’s Villages for both the 2000 and 2012 Olympics in Sydney and London, to the prestigious Canary Wharf Development as well as hospitals, government and pharmaceutical buildings, the company’s fire protection and acoustic solutions are simple in concept, simple to use and simple to install.

Commenting on the anniversary, Steve Swales, Chief Commercial Officer of SIDERISE said: “This 25 year milestone is testament to all our staff, our innovation and an approach to lean manufacturing. Our people are key to our growth and their engineering prowess and exacting standards have led our company to where we are today.”

And through its partnership with Dublin-based distributor TIDL the company’s Lamatherm products have featured on a number of high profile projects in Ireland including both the Hewlett Packard factory and Google offices.

“The façade sector has traditionally delivered stable growth and following our success with Middle East projects such as the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, we are planning to expand into more export markets, notably across Central Malaysia and India, two of our key areas for future growth,” added Steve Swales.

The group looks forward to the continued success of the SIDERISE brand over the coming months and years.

For further information about SIDERISE or for technical advice visit www.siderise.com or call 01656 730833

Next week SIDERISE will be heading to India to present at the Zak World of Facades conference in Mumbai which takes place on Friday 22 April at the ITC Maratha.

Next week SIDERISE will be heading to India to present at the Zak World of Facades conference in Mumbai which takes place on Friday 22 April at the ITC Maratha.

Chris Hall, Commercial Development Officer for SIDERISE will be presenting on ‘Perimeter Barrier Fire Stop Systems for Curtain Walls’. The presentation will focus on:

  • Guidance on compliant specification

  • Insight to current testing methodology

  • Clarification on different methods of installation and associated risks

The SIDERISE team will also be showcasing a variety of fire-stopping and noise control insulation solutions for facades. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to meet the team and view these solutions during the networking breaks. A brochure on fire safety and noise control for facades will also be available.

Those unable to attend the event but who would like further information on SIDERISE and its passive fire protection and noise control solutions can contact our Facades team who will be happy to help.

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Zak Doors & Windows Expo 2015 that will be taking place at the MMRDA Exhibition Centre in Mumbai on 10 to 13 December.

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Zak Doors & Windows Expo 2015 that will be taking place at the MMRDA Exhibition Centre in Mumbai on 10 to 13 December.

Visit stall DX7 to find out more about our fire safety and noise control solutions for facades, and speak to us about our products:

  •  Perimeter Barrier: Slab Edge Firestop

  • Acoustic Materials: Curtain Walling

  • Firesafe Insulation: Spandrel Panels

  • Firesafe Cores: Curtain Walling

    We look forward to seeing you there!

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Facades Design & Engineering summit on 14 – 15 September which is being held at Conrad Hotel in Dubai.

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at the Facades Design & Engineering summit on 14 – 15 September which is being held at Conrad Hotel in Dubai.

The Facades Design & Engineering Summit focuses on fire safety and how this impacts on material selection, design trends, developments and the engineering techniques of facades in the UAE. This year the summit will be preceded with a Façade Fire Safety Focus day on 13 September.

Visit our stand to speak to us about our fire safety and noise control solutions for facades, and to find out more about our passive fire protection and acoustic insulation products.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are unable to attend the event you can find out more about our Facades products and solutions by contacting our Facades team or by following our new Facades page on Linkedin. 

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at The Big 5 Construct India event in Mumbai on 10, 11, 12 September 2015

SIDERISE will be exhibiting at The Big 5 Construct India show on 10 – 12 September which is being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E), Mumbai.

Visit our stand 64D to speak to us about our fire safety and noise control solutions for facades, and to find out more about our products, including:

  • Perimeter Barrier: Slab Edge Firestop

  • Acoustic Materials: Curtain Walling

  • Firesafe Insulation: Spandrel Panels

  • Firesafe Cores: Curtain Walling

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are unable to attend the event but would like a copy of the show brochure it will be available on our Facades showcase page on LinkedIn later in the week.

As of 12 June 2015 ‘SIDERISE’ has been officially awarded the status of registered trademark.

As of 12 June 2015 ‘SIDERISE’ has been officially awarded the status of registered trademark.  This follows plans announced by the Siderise Group last year to unify its brand.

The decision for brand unification was made as a direct result of the group’s continued successful growth in UK markets and overseas. ‘SIDERISE’ would be used to create a stronger brand identity meaning that the company’s well-known historic product names, Lamatherm, Lamaphon and Lamapro would be gradually phased out. As part of this unification an application was filed with the Intellectual Property Office in March this year to register ‘SIDERISE’ as a trademark.

The group looks forward to the continued success of the SIDERISE® brand over the coming months and years.

With its expertise in developing insulation products for interiors, SIDERISE prides itself in having supplied key insulation solutions for interior entertainment, residential and commercial fit-outs as part of award-winning developments.

With its expertise in developing insulation products for interiors, SIDERISE prides itself in having supplied key insulation solutions for interior entertainment, residential and commercial fit-outs as part of award-winning developments.

This year the prestigious One Hyde Park development in London was highly commended at the ANC Acoustic Awards due to its complex acoustic challenges and the insulation solutions provided. The development demanded acoustic performance levels that exceeded the criteria demanded by Building Regulations ‘Approved Document E’. The material used was to be as thin as possible for both practical and aesthetic reasons. SIDERISE met this challenge using its FIP high performance acoustic panel, comprising four primary layers in composite form, and offering a combination of stiffness and damping, with a nominal thickness of only 31mm. SIDERISE FIP had exceeded performance expectations for a thin, single homogenous panel, normally limited to 30-35dB, by achieving 46dB Rw when tested.

In 2013 the SSE Hydro Arena, one of Glasgow’s most prestigious entertainment venues, won the “Most Stylish Entertainment Venue”. The complex geometry of the arena’s bespoke British Gypsum sloping fire rated plenum ceilings meant that a specialist solution would be required to meet acoustic performance requirements. SIDERISE used its acoustic barrier mat SIDERISE BM/Px series, thin polymeric sound barriers providing exceptional flexibility and optimum sound reduction and dampening performance. The result was a fully compliant system.

All products are made from robust sustainable materials, and include a comprehensive range of fire insulation products for walls, ceilings and floors. Bespoke solutions can be designed to suit complex requirements.

You can download these case studies from our projects page.

To create a stronger brand identity SIDERISE is unifying its brand, meaning that the company’s historic product names - Lamatherm, Lamaphon and Lamapro will gradually be phased out.

To better reflect the company’s global growth and create a stronger brand identity SIDERISE is unifying it’s brand, meaning that the company’s historic product names such as Lamatherm, Lamaphon and Lamapro will gradually be phased out.

Traditionally Lamatherm represented fire insulation, Lamaphon, acoustic insulation for construction and Lamapro, noise control and thermal insulation for industrial and transportation sectors. These brands have become extremely well-known within the insulation industry. However, given SIDERISE’s continued growth overseas the need to unify the brand under one name became apparent, providing the company with a much stronger brand that stakeholders would immediately recognise.

What does this mean for you? Over the course of 2014/2015 SIDERISE will rebrand technical documents such as data sheets and safety data sheets to reflect the change. All future documents will be branded with the name ‘SIDERISE’ instead of one of the historic brand names. Availability of new documents will be published through news on this website.

What does this mean for products? Products and solutions that were formally prefixed with either Lamatherm, Lamaphon or Lamapro will now be prefixed with the word SIDERISE. A list of product historic names along with their new names can be found here: SIDERISE new product names

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In 2005 Lamatherm Products Ltd. and Siderise (Western) Ltd. merged to form Siderise Insulation Ltd. all companies being members of Siderise (Holdings) Ltd. At the point of the merger Siderise Insulation Ltd. gained the rights to sole use of all design and intellectual rights related to Lamatherm products developed and tested prior to 1st January 2005, which the company continued to use to date.

Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the SIDERISE brand or associated products.

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