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ROCKWOOL provide advanced insulation systems to the construction industry; solutions designed to meet today’s biggest development challenges, including energy consumption, noise pollution and fire resilience.
At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our product solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience. Our product range reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint.
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ROCKWOOL internal and external wall insulation provides industry leading thermal, sound and fire protection. The superior performance of mineral wool makes it the ideal choice for many types of external wall constructions including masonry cavity, timber frame, metal frame, rainscreen and external facades. Protection doesn’t stop on the outside. ROCKWOOL have a full range of solutions for internal and separating walls, whether they be masonry, timber or metal frame, ensuring the safety and comfort of building occupants.
Floor and Ceiling Insulation
ROCKWOOL provides a suite of insulation products for all floor and ceiling applications, including ground, separating and intermediate floors, which not only perform acoustically and thermally – they are also A1 non-combustible to offer a greater level of fire protection.
Roofs are more than just structures that protect buildings and their occupants from external elements. From loft conversions and pitched roofs through to flat roofs, including metal deck profiles and timber joist construction, ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation will provide a highly effective acoustic, thermal and fire protection solution.
Effectively insulating the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation helps to improve the energy efficiency and acoustic performance of a building. Most importantly, ROCKWOOL HVAC products provide the vital fire protection needed in a building, ensuring that both occupants and investment remain protected.
Fire Protection and Fire Stopping Solutions
ROCKWOOL have a comprehensive range of fire protection products to meet the demands of today’s modern complex buildings. The range of products available include solutions for cavities and concealed spaces, fire protection for structural steel and cellular sections, and a plethora of fire stopping solutions that ensure the fire resistance of walls, floors and roofs are never compromised by services or voids. ROCKWOOL helps protect the building’s load-bearing structure by slowing the spread of flames, protecting lives and investment.
Trade Insulation Range
The ROCKWOOL Trade Insulation range has been designed to simplify insulation product choice; offering clear application focus, and introducing a brand new family of thermal, sound and flat roof products dedicated to Sound. The range offers builders a rationalised set of simple, cost effective, and easy to fit products that brings many benefits, for both builders and their customers.
ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation provides thermal, acoustic, fire-resistant and energy-efficient insulation solutions for commercial, manufacturing and process industries. The comprehensive range provides solutions for pipework, tanks, chimneys, boilers and cold boxes for temperatures as low as 200 C.
Marine and Offshore Insulation
ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation provides comfort, acoustic and fire safe insulation for marine vessels and offshore platforms.
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Rockwool unveils new STA certified Timber Frame insulation solution
Purpose-designed range brings acknowledged benefits of stone wool insulation to timber frame developers and builders.
As the market for new-build timber frame housing continues to grow, ROCKWOOL has launched a new Timber Frame Slab insulation range. This new stone wool range is specifically designed to help developers take advantage of the many performance characteristics associated with ROCKWOOL non-combustible insulation alongside a quick-to-install, durable and sustainable solution that’s perfect for off-site and on-site timber frame construction.
“Timber frame construction in housing has seen rapid growth in recent years, already accounting for over 25%1 of the UK new build housing market. Homes England, the government’s housing accelerator, has published a strategic five-year plan that will make modular offsite timber-frame construction even more of a requirement to meet its target of 300,000 new homes per year2”, says James Mills, Product Manager at ROCKWOOL. “The new Timber Frame Slab range from ROCKWOOL is an easy to fit, long-lasting insulation range that delivers high performance thermal and sound insulation for homes. It’s also non-combustible, water repellent and vapour permeable, making it the perfect choice for fast, predictable and reliable timber-frame projects.”
Testing by the Structural Timber Frame Association (STA) has shown that the type of insulation used in timber frames significantly influences the potential spread of fire during the vulnerable construction phase. The impact different insulation types can have includes stopping or slowing the spread of fire, undergoing chemical changes and adding fuel to a fire and loosing volume and creating voids for fire to spread. From full scale tests three categories have been established; Type FI Build 1 – Melts under heat and has combustible gases, Type FI Build 2 – Shrinks under heat and may have combustible gases and finally Type FI build 3 – Maintains volume and does not combust. ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation is the only insulation type to achieve Type FI build 3. The STA goes on to provide design guidance to significantly reduce separating distances by using fire resistant materials and constructions including ROCKWOOL insulation and Norbord OSB.
ROCKWOOL Timber Frame Slab is designed as safe, fast and high-quality external wall insulation. The range offers enhanced thermal performance of 0.034 w/mK at an installation optimal density, which can meet and exceed the requirements (thermal) of Part L of the Building Regulations. ROCKWOOL Timber Frame Slab is an engineered density product designed to provide a tight friction fit which speeds installation and minimises waste. Available in 570mm widths it will friction fit into standard 600mm centres frames with no gaps, without the need for cutting. As ROCKWOOL Timber Frame Slab is manufactured from stone, any waste can be collected and recycled by ROCKWOOL to off-set the cost of landfill and help builders enhance their sustainability credentials.
ROCKWOOL insulation is a Euroclass A1 Fire Rated (non-combustible) product, it does not burn, makes no contribution to fire growth and presents no smoke hazard. This fire resilience helps enhance building safety both during the more vulnerable construction stage, and when the property is -built and occupied. It can also allow housebuilders to reduce separating distances between properties on a development to maximise space utilisation on a site.
With its dense, non-directional fibre structure, ROCKWOOL’s Timber Frame Slab will provide excellent sound insulation performance. It effectively traps sound waves and dampens vibration, reducing external noise and acoustic intrusion from between rooms within the same property.
Once installed, ROCKWOOL Timber Frame Slab, will hold its shape, ensuring that the insulation always performs to specification for the lifetime of the home. This product range is also lightweight, making it more efficient to transport and easier to handle on-site.
The range is both water repellent and vapour permeable. This helps properties to breathe and counters moisture uptake issues. Using ROCKWOOL Timber Frame Slab reduces the risk of condensation and mould, by allowing any trapped moisture to escape potential avoiding any damage to the fabric of the property.
ROCKWOOL launches new Steel Frame Slab insulation
Non-combustible range brings significant benefits to steel frame developers and builders.
ROCKWOOL has introduced a new dedicated range for off-site Steel Frame projects, including Rainscreen Façade applications.
“Light steel frame systems are increasingly important off-site technologies used in many different building types,” comments James Mills, Product Manager at ROCKWOOL. “In light of the five-year plan published by Homes England1, the government’s housing accelerator, we can see steel frame technology becoming more integral to the future of construction, in particular, housing, student accommodation and apartment living. Our new Steel Frame Slab insulation is specifically designed to support this growth. It meets thermal and acoustic insulation requirements, is quick and easy to install, sustainable, water repellent and vapour permeable. Above everything, because it is a non-combustible stone wool product, it will not burn.”
Designed for fast, high quality external wall installation, ROCKWOOL Steel Frame Slab can meet or exceed the requirements (thermal) of Part L of the Building Regulations by delivering a thermal insulating performance of 0.034 w/mK at optimal density. It is lightweight, easy to handle and supplied in a choice of 90mm, 100mm, 120mm and 150mm thickness slabs with 600mm widths. This ensures a tight friction fit in standard frames, with no gaps, saving installation time and keeping waste to an absolute minimum.
This new product also offers outstanding acoustic insulating performance. The dense, non-directional fibre structure of Steel Frame Slab traps sound waves and dampens vibration, reducing sources of external noise. In Rainscreen applications, it is ideal for use as an in-fill framing solution in combination with an external layer of ROCKWOOL Rainscreen Duo Slab® alongside the ROCKWOOL OSCB fire barrier to provide a complete ROCKWOOL system delivering thermal, acoustic and fire protection in Rainscreen systems
When looking at the typical noise levels produced by heavy inner city traffic (in accordance with BS 8233), ROCKWOOL acoustic tests2 show that by incorporating 100mm of RAINSCREEN Duo Slab® and the Steel Frame Slab within the in-fill, a 68 dB external noise level can be reduced by 59 dB. The result is an internal ambient noise level as low as 9 dB, equivalent to the noise level of leaves rustling in the distance.
As Steel Frame Slab is manufactured from stone, any waste can be collected and 97% recycled by ROCKWOOL to off-set the cost of landfill and help off-site developers enhance their sustainability credentials.
ROCKWOOL Steel Frame Slab insulation is a Euroclass A1 Fire Rated (non-combustible) product. This can help improve fire resistance both during construction and when the property is occupied.
ROCKWOOL Steel Frame Slab is designed to hold its shape for the lifetime of an installation. This ensures that its thermal, acoustic and fire insulation performance is maintained once the property is occupied, long after the project is completed. The new range is also water repellent and vapour permeable, meaning it can breathe, allowing moisture and condensation to escape minimising damage to the fabric of the building.