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Keeping you up to date: Everything you need to know about the PIR production shortage

September 2017 Update
Following instruction from Celotex on 01/09/2017, we are temporarily removing Celotex FR5000, Celotex CG5000, Celotex CF5000 and Celotex SL5000 from our product offering.

Celotex are currently reviewing the fire performance credentials of this range and will not be supplying product during this time.  Celotex have confirmed they will accept returns of any relevant products in the 5000 series which is in its original packaging. 

For further detail on the product suspension please refer to www.celotex.co.uk/5000-test 

We appreciate these circumstances are not ideal for our customers and we continue to work closely with Celotex to minimise disruption. Should you have any unwanted product that fits this criteria, CCF will arrange collection of this product by Celotex and offer a credit to customers at the purchase price.

As a leading insulation and interior building products distributor, we understand that our customers can not afford to be left without a solution and we stock a range of alternative suppliers to help meet your project requirements.

To find out more about the ranges we offer, contact your local branch today.

What’s happening?

The PIR insulation market is facing further product shortages, as the key chemical needed for the manufacture of PIR is currently in short supply causing unforeseeable production issues.

Several manufacturers of PIR are experiencing severe delays in the production, which is resulting in a market wide shortage and extended lead times.

This is resulting in extended lead times.

What’s CCF doing about it?

At CCF, we aim to provide the best availability of products for our customers across our expansive branch network. As a result we are working closely with our suppliers and doing everything we can to manage the situation  to minimise  disruption and to ensure availability is back to normal as quickly as possible.


As a leading insulation and interior building products distributor, we understand that our customers can not afford to experience poor stock availability. A reliable service is key to ensure projects are complete on time and to budget.


We’re not willing to leave our customers in the dark without a solution. Therefore below we’ve summarised a number of alternative products to PIR insulation and how these can be used, so your work is not interrupted...


Cavity Wall Solutions

Flat Roof Solutions

Flooring Solutions


Cavity Wall


Knauf Dritherm 32

  • Fast and cost effective to install

  • BBA certified and suitable for use in all exposure zones

  • Moisture resistant

  • Non-combustible Euroclass A1 Reaction to Fire rating

  • NEW - DriTherm 32 150mm now available

  • DriTherm 32 100mm

  • Need a substitute for 50mm Cavity?

Read more HERE


Flat Roof




Rockwool DD  

  • A Versatile flat roof solution with exceptional acoustic and fire resistance properties

  • Suitable for any roof systems including; Single-Ply, EPDM, green roof, bitumen & liquid membranes.

  • Both LPCB approved (LPS 1181: Part 1 Ext A) & FM approved

  • Excellent acoustic reduction, absorption and impact (rain noise) performance

  • Dimensionally stable providing a long term, consistent thermal performance


 Read more HERE




Kay-Cel Super-Plus 

  • The lowest lambda EPS available - 70 Grade - 0.032W/mK and 100 Grade - 0.031W/mK

  • NHBC approval for concrete ground floors when installed in accordance with BBA certificate (89/2196)

  • Excellent compressive strength to weight ratio

  • Resistant to moisture  

  • A+ rated BRE green guide rating


Read more HERE


We’ll regularly update this page as new information becomes available to ensure you’re always in the know.

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