BMF opens second Xtratherm Regional Centre of Excellence

BMF opens second Xtratherm Regional Centre of Excellence

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its 24th Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of Xtratherm, the second BMF Centre hosted by the company.

The growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence aims to make training courses and regional meetings more accessible to BMF members around the UK and Ireland. The latest centre, based in Xtratherm’s premises in Chesterfield, will serve BMF members in Derbyshire.

Xtratherm is a European manufacturer of thermal insulation with two factories based in Ireland and the UK. With over 30 years’ experience, Xtratherm has reportedly developed thermal solutions, through advancement in product performance and detailing, backed by a team that understands the technical issues and best on-site practices.

John Newcomb, BMF Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to open our second Regional Centre of Excellence at Xtratherm and our 24th in total. It’s a superb facility where members can meet and attend BMF training courses, regional meetings and other regional events.”

Richard Graves, Director UK Sales & Marketing, added “The Xtratherm exhibition space and training academy has been developed to assist construction professionals in understanding the principles of specifying and achieving on-site, best practice insulation standards for new dwellings, commercial envelope solutions and refurbishment projects. We are delighted to open our doors to BMF members and to assist in promoting industry best practice.”

For details of all the BMF Regional Centres of Excellence, visit

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