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ROCKWOOL’S INNOVATIVE BRICKSHIELD EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION FIRST IN UK TO BE AWARDED BRITISH BOARD OF AGRÉMENT (BBA) CERTIFICATION

ROCKWOOL’s BrickShield, developed together with Ibstock Brick, is an innovative external wall insulation system which means traditional brick buildings can be ‘invisibly’ clad.
BrickShield is the first external wall insulation system incorporating a brick façade, to be BBA certified in the UK.
External wall insulation has been identified by the Government as a core part of the Green Deal home improvement and energy efficiency revolution, enabling older properties without cavity walls to be insulated to cut fuel bills and reduce energy waste.
While most external wall insulation is usually rendered, BrickShield uses real brick tiles that enable home owners and developers to maintain the traditional brick façade in keeping with the original look of the building.
The BBA certification recognises BrickShield’s credentials for thermal performance, strength and stability, fire protection and durability.
ROCKWOOL’s Andrew Corless, Director Refurbishment and Regeneration, said: “Energy effici…

Rockwool Insulation in the Premier League

The fresh-looking Cardiff City Stadium opened in 2009 and plays host to football and rugby matches, as well as international football and concerts. This new multi-purpose stadium in Cardiff, Wales is an excellent example of using composite panels to achieve modern building aesthetics.


Locally designed, locally produced and built to benefit the local community as part of a revitalization project, Cardiff City Stadium was designed to make a difference.
The stadium was created to serve a number of purposes, chiefly as home to the Cardiff City Football Club & Cardiff Blues Rugby. It was designed to deliver multiple benefits to the teams, fans, the local community, Cardiff and, indeed, all of Wales.
The stadium's exterior was designed to take advantage of the benefits of composite panels. The panel used is called Europanel and was supplied by Cardiff-based Eurobond Laminates Ltd, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of low risk, non-combustible core composite panel solutions.
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Rockwool Insulation and the Village Underground

Transforming disused London Underground trains into studios for aspiring artists
Called the Village Underground it is a striking development is situated in Shoreditch, the heart of London's artistic community. The ROCKWOOL Group's company in the UK, ROCKWOOL Ltd., was among the participants in this unique scheme.

Village Underground aims to help disadvantaged young people develop skills that can be transferred into the work place. It is surrounded by some of the most deprived areas in the UK and will provide access to arts and cultural facilities for the local community and for visitors.
Several London Underground train carriages have been converted into eye catching high specification studios, creating inspiring work spaces for future creative talent. The complex also has a rooftop garden complete with an outdoor cinema, fully equipped film and photography studios and a venue for live music performances.
Tom Foxcroft, Project Manager at the Village Underground Project commen…

Kingspan Delivers for M&S

A giant new Marks & Spencer’s distribution centre in Castle Donington, capable of storing twelve jumbo jets, has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating with the help of Kingspan Multibeam and Multichannel, Kingspan Insulated Panels’ Structural Products & Systems.
The East Midlands Distribution Centre (EMDC), designed by architects Isherwood McCann, stands at over 25 metres tall and helped create around one thousand jobs when it opened in April. The centre is also one of the most environmentally efficient distribution operations in the country.

Robin Orgill, Operations Manager from main contractors Winvic discussed the construction: “This was an extremely ambitious project and the key challenge for us on-site was to ensure that we met the tight construction deadlines, while also delivering a building which met the standards required for BREEAM ‘Excellent’.
The Kingspan Multibeam system had been successfully installed as part of another M&S distribution centre in Bradford and…

Rockwool Insulation and The Blue Planet Aquarium, Denmark

Creating the right environment: For the curved facade of Denmark’s new aquarium, The Blue Planet, ROCKWOOL Denmark has delivered terrænbatts and Super Venti-Batts to secure optimal insulation.


The Blue Planet is a 9,000 m2 brand new aquarium designed by Danish architecture firm 3XN. With a great variety of species on display it will become a major tourist attraction in Copenhagen. As it is placed right next to Copenhagen Airport one of the challenges has been to create acoustic solution that protects the fish inside from the airport noise. Buildings are noisier than many people think. Traffic outside, ventilation systems, music, talking, doors opening and closing. So many sounds contribute to a typical room's acoustic environment, we sometimes don't even register them consciously.

In the case of The Blue Planet 200 mm hard ROCKWOOL batts together with 75 mm Super Venti-Batts were used. When it comes to securing good acoustics, it is important for the façade to be pressure pro…