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July Trade Village News

Our Trade Village is home to over 200 permanent exhibitors, chosen for their respected and relevant offering and their knowledge and understanding of the self build and renovation community. 

Read on for this month's news and highlights from the Trade Village...

Click here to view the full list of NSBRC exhibitors

New to the NSBRC Trade Village:

Intelligent Membranes Intelligent Membranes join the NSBRC with their Eco Liquid applied Membranes.


Intelligent Membranes are at the forefront of NetZero and Passive house with their world-famous Passive Purple which is a liquid airtight vapour control that is either spray or roll applied on the internal of a building to make it airtight.

Passive Purple is suitable for any form of construction from new build timber frames to retrofit projects.

For further information, please click here.

Scandinavian Homes: Case Study

Mr Richardson wanted a well-insulated mobile home he could live in all year round without needing to wear thermals in Winter.

He contacted Scandinavian Homes with his ideas for a ‘forever mobile’, and less than a year later, he was able to move his furniture over from his draughty old caravan and is now looking forward to being toasty-warm and dry this coming winter.

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If you’d like to read more about this eco-friendly and energy efficient log mobile home, click here to see the case study.

Catnic® Urban: New name - same stunning standing seam system!

Particularly popular with self-builders, Colorcoat Urban®, our standing seam cladding system, has now been rebranded to Catnic® Urban.

Catnic, a Tata Steel Enterprise, is a name you can trust in residential products, so bringing our Colorcoat Urban product under this umbrella means we can provide even more support and technical advice, specifically tailored for the residential market.


BBA certified, it is still exactly the same product that is loved throughout the UK for creating incredibly strong and versatile roofs and walls.

For further information, please click here.

ROCKWOOL® launches NyRock® technology to create lowest lambda stone wool in the UK

ROCKWOOL has launched NyRock technology an evolution in stone wool composition that produces the most thermally efficient stone wool insulation available in the UK.

This next generation stone wool has a more efficient fibre structure that can deliver thermal conductivity as low as 0.032 W/mK. Critically, this means that U-values can be met with comparatively thinner constructions, which in the case of external wall applications, creates the potential for additional interior floor space over a building footprint.

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Alongside these new advantages, NyRock technology still delivers all the additional benefits of stone wool including durability, ability to be recycled indefinitely and acoustic and fire performance. Comprising naturally non-combustible volcanic rock, stone wool can withstand temperatures in excess of 1000oC.

NyRock technology will be rolled out during 2022. Register for updates here.

Future-proof your home with timber frame

Timber frame is quick to build, cost-effective, and delivers the most air-tight and energy-efficient envelope of any building system on the market.


Award-winning Frame Technologies is at the forefront of insulated panel technologies, offering the optimal timber frame solutions for self-builders.

The three Tech Vantage™ Systems - Tech Vantage™ E, S and T – are all unique to Frame Technologies. They deliver exceptional energy efficiency and can exceed building regulations to deliver Passive House performance. Watch their video to learn more.

To find out more, please click here.

Free site review with Allan Corfield Architects

Are you starting your self-build journey and want to ensure that the plot you are considering is suitable for your project?

ACA is happy to review your prospective site and offer free impartial advice and recommendations on the next steps to take to ensure you make the right decision.


Our FREE review includes:

- Review of relevant planning policy or current approval

- Check that the brief for your house works with this site

- Comment on access and any other major site-specific features

To book your free site review, email us at

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May Trade Village Newsletter 2024

Our Trade Village is home to over 200 permanent exhibitors, chosen for their respected, relevant offerings and their knowledge of the self build and renovation community.

Many will be attending our highly anticipated Festival of Sustainable Homes in just under a week. This brand new event serves as a platform for sharing innovative ideas and sustainable solutions for all homebuilding projects. It's an exciting opportunity for attendees to gather insights, discover new trends, and share plans with industry professionals.

Read on for this month's news and highlights from the Trade Village...


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