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Rockwool Insulation keeps Europe's tallest building cool, quiet and fire safe


ROCKWOOL insulation keeps Europe's tallest building cool, quiet and fire safe


The Shard celebrated the completion of its exterior with spectacular laser display as interior fit-out progresses using ROCKWOOL insulation.


To mark the completion of the exterior of Europe’s tallest building, The Shard played host to a spectacular light show in central London, which saw a selection of 12 lasers and 30 search lights firing rays from the peak of the building, with a dramatic finale of the the whole building being lit up.
However, while the exterior of The Shard is a glistening wall of glass, the interior is protected with ROCKWOOL thermal, acoustic and fire protection insulation, and work on the fit-out continues at pace.
The giant structure includes over 40 tonnes of RockLap H&V Pipe Section and ROCKWOOL Ductwrap. Both of these products offer Europe’s tallest building thermal, acoustic and non-combustible insulation of its heating, ventilation and air-conditioning ductwork and pipework. Due to the structure and properties of the ROCKWOOL insulation, each of its products provide thermal, acoustic and fire-safety benefits – with strong environmental credentials.
National Sales Manager at ROCKWOOL GB, Stuart Sargeant said: “It has been really exciting being involved in this landmark construction project. Our RockLap H&V Pipe Section and ROCKWOOL Ductwrap offer a superior 4-in-1 solution that will help to make this an energy efficient construction, which protects its inhabitants from city noise as well as optimising fire safety.”
The Shard stands at 1,000ft high, and is officially Europe’s tallest building. Clad entirely of glass, the tower has 72 inhabitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck.

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