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Insulation News: NEW UKTFA GUIDANCE SHOWS STONE WOOL OFFERS ‘BEST-IN-CLASS’ FIRE PROTECTION

NEW UKTFA GUIDANCE SHOWS STONE WOOL OFFERS ‘BEST-IN-CLASS’ FIRE PROTECTION FOR TIMBER FRAME PROJECTS


A new classification system for insulation products, launched by the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) and backed by the Health & Safety Executive, has identified Stone Wool as the only insulation product to achieve its highest ‘Type 3’ rating. The system uses independent test results included as part of the UKTFA guidance ‘Design Guide to Separating Distances During Construction’ which has been created to help building designers to mitigate the potential for fire spread between buildings during the building phase of timber frame projects.
A new classification system for insulation products, launched by the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) and backed by the Health & Safety Executive, has identified Stone Wool as the only insulation product to achieve its highest ‘Type 3’ rating.  The system uses independent test results included as part of the UKTFA guidance ‘Design Guide …

Insulation News: Rockwool calling for a Quiet Revolution

NOISE MANIFESTO LAUNCHED BY NOISE ABATEMENT SOCIETY AND ROCKWOOL CALLING FOR URGENT PLANNING REFORM TO START 'QUIET REVOLUTION' IN BUILDING DESIGN


As the Government prepares to slash planning red tape and axe up to 70 per cent of the UK’s planning laws, in response to the Taylor Review, a new Noise Manifesto has been launched calling for the Government to boost noise protection in homes and other buildings as part of the new National Planning Policy Framework. Launched by The Noise Abatement Society and ROCKWOOL, the world’s largest stonewool insulation manufacturer, and based on views expressed at The Noise Summit by more than 100 property, construction and acoustic industry leaders, the Noise Manifesto urges the Government to create better planning laws, not ‘just’ less planning laws.
Divided into actions for the Government and the property industry, the Noise Manifesto calls for minimum national standards of noise protection in buildings and lays the ground-work for a new …

How to choose your pipe insulation

Pipe insulation materials come in a range of forms, from flexible foam to rigid sections. Some products are pre-split, some self sealing and some come as full round tubes. This blog entry is designed to help you identify the material you need by explaining the options available to you, allowing you to choose the pipe insulation (also known as lagging) that is right for your application.



The best place to start is identifying what you need your pipe insulation to do; this may seem to be an obvious question to ask yourself, but if you overlook it then you can end up costing yourself time and money in the long run.

Common applications such as heating & plumbing or frost protection are usually best served by standard polyethylene foam - it is cheap, easy to work with and has thermal values as good as any other flexible foam. It is often regarded as low quality, but this is not the case; it is more than adequate for the majority of domestic applications if used at the correct…