Knauf Insulation is delighted to have helped Vinnie Jones in his mission to save his first football club from extinction. The footballer turned film star’s bid to save the Bedmond Sports and Social Club was one of the tough challenges faced by celebrities in ITV1’s recent prime time series, With a Little Help From My Friends. Knauf Insulation supplied Polyfoam® Floorboard, Polyfoam® Roofboard and Polyfoam® Raftersqueeze for the floors and ceilings of the project, and Crown® DriTherm® Cavity Slab for the walls. Vinnie – with rather a lot of help from his friends – succeeded, lock, stock and barrel…
The recently screened second series featured footballer turned film star, Vinnie Jones, whose goal was to save the first football club he played for, Bedmond Sports and Social Club in Hertfordshire, from closure. The club’s dilapidated facilities meant the senior football team faced relegation from the Hertfordshire County League which would put the future of the entire club at risk. Vinnie’s challenge was awesome. The changing rooms had to be enlarged and completely refurbished; the club bar needed total renovation; a new covered, supporters’ stand had to be built and railed pathways built alongside the pitch.
Knauf Insulation are proud to have played a supporting role by supplying the insulation materials needed for the club’s floors, walls and ceilings…
Polyfoam® Floorboard Extra, Polyfoam® Roofboard and Polyfoam® Raftersqueeze were used to provide floor and roof insulation and were certainly tough enough for the challenge. Polyfoam® Insulation products are made from high performance, extruded polystyrene (XPS) and have just the qualities needed for floor and roof insulation. The lightweight rigid boards have a high compressive strength, excellent thermal insulation properties and are resistant to, and unaffected by, moisture. These properties make Polyfoam® Floorboard the product-of-choice for insulating floors and Polyfoam® Roofboard and Polyfoam® Raftersqueeze ideal for roof insulation.
Crown® DriTherm® Cavity Slab is a lightweight, semi-rigid slab of glass mineral wool and was used to provide thermal insulation in the walls. Designed specifically for use in both partial fill and full fill cavity wall insulation systems, Crown® DriTherm® Cavity Slab comes with a 50-year guarantee. Apart from having outstanding thermal insulation properties, glass mineral wool is also a highly effective acoustic insulation material. It’s also totally non-combustible and has a Euroclass A1 fire classification, the highest rating possible, which makes it an all round winner!
As those who saw the show will know, despite many trials and tribulations, Vinnie, with a lot of help from his friends, made it through and saved the day. Well done, Vinnie – and, well done, Vinnie’s friends!
For more information about Knauf Insulation’s products, please visit their website at www.knaufinsulation.co.uk or call 08700 668 660 quoting KR 243 04.
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