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The benefits of using durable Rockwool Insulation - Nothing lasts like solid rock

All ROCKWOOL® stone wool insulation is made from rock, making it naturally durable and stable over the lifetime of a building. This means it never needs replacing.



The unique physical structure of ROCKWOOL® keeps its shape and toughness, and it is not affected by changes in temperature or humidity. ROCKWOOL® insulation is dimensionally stable: it just keeps performing, decade after decade.

ROCKWOOL® can also be used to create products that withstand sustained or heavy loads. Millions of square metres of concrete floors have been laid on top of ROCKWOOL® insulation all over the world (with no evidence of long term creeping).

ROCKWOOL® also delivers excellent thermal performance as well.

ROCKWOOL® insulation derives its excellent thermal properties from tiny pockets of air trapped within the physical structure of the stone wool.

FIT IT AND FORGET IT

ROCKWOOL® continues to work throughout the lifetime of the building. As well as reducing the heat needed to keep buildings warm in winter, stone wool insulation also maintains a cool interior temperature in summer.  It’s energy efficient as well as being environmentally friendly all year round.

IMPROVING THERMAL PERFORMANCE

ROCKWOOL® is not just for new builds. An effective way to improve the thermal performance of existing buildings is to add insulated external render systems such as ROCKWOOL® ROCKSHIELD®. This causes minimal disruption to occupants and will cut fuel bills year after year.

It’s not just heat that finds it tough to get through rock. ROCKWOOL® stone wool products are amongst the most effective acoustic insulators used in construction.



Installing ROCKWOOL® insulation provides a real reduction in external noise from traffic or neighbours, or internal noise between floors and rooms. Rockwool's specialist products allow you to design the right acoustic environment for each space, whether it’s a school hall, a concert hall or the rooms of a new home.

THE NATURAL SOUND BARRIER


It’s the open, porous structure of stone mineral wool that makes it highly efficient in protecting against noise pollution. In ceilings, noise screens, around noisy machines, in walls, roofs and floors and even underneath rail tracks, ROCKWOOL® acts as a natural and effective sound barrier.

Advanced Insulation offer a range of Rockwool's thermal insulation solutions from stock, focusing particularly on the Rocklap pipe insulation range. To view our extensive range, including plain and foil faced Rockwool Slab, visit: http://www.insulationandlagging.co.uk

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