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ROCKWOOL won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2014 and then went on to scoop the Bridgend Business of the Year Award. ROCKWOOL have been shortlisted for the Large Manufacturing Business of the Year Award at the Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2014. The introduction of our unique flat roofing solution formed the basis of the application. Introducing a single product which is compatible with a range of different finishes provides a cost effective and flexible solution for contractors while also reducing waste and improving factory efficiencies. Cllr John Bowman of Llanharan Community Council wrote a letter of support for ROCKWOOL’s application following our support for the refurbishment of Llanharan Welfare Hall. By lending our commitment to  improve the energy efficiency of the hall by donating our External Wall Insulation system, the Llanharan Recreation Ground Trust were able to secure the additional funding required  to carry out a comp

NOMATEC TUFF PAD for safe play areas and scaffolding protection

NOMATEC® Tuff Pad are co-extruded round foams with a re-inforced outer skin which offers various applications. Ideal to protect your children while playing and climbing on playgrounds, trampolines or other games areas. NOMATEC® Tuff Pad is designed to prevent injuries and ensure a safe environment. They cover the complete metallic structure and provide a long term protection. NOMATEC® Tuff Pad is also suitable for other applications where exposed metal poles and edges can cause injuries, such as on scaffolding. Product features PE-LD Foam / Outer skin PE-LD Density 30 kg/m3 ± 2 kg/m3 Supplied as lengths Water absorption < 1 - vol.% after 40 days 100% recyclable UV resistant Conform with Norm EN 71-3 Pre-slit - for easy use Available in other colours on request Washable If you are looking for a more simple scaffold protection foam, you might like to consider the NOMAFOAM Scaffold padding


The UN Climate Change Summit in New York, which begins on Tuesday 23rd September 2014, is being billed as the last-minute call for bringing climate change negotiations back on track before global warming reaches a point of no return. However ROCKWOOL International is appealing to global leaders to put political differences aside and unite to put real actions in place which will combat the global climate change challenge. Claus Bugge Garn, VP Group Public Affairs, at ROCKWOOL International, and international expert for energy efficiency, states:“ Millions of people are feeling the effects of extreme weather conditions, and high costs are too frequently used as an excuse for not daring to take appropriate measures against climate change. This is absurd, it is well known that energy efficiency is the most effective means to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and at the same time stimulate economic growth.” “Just a few days ago a report issued by the International Energy Ag

Stonehenge goes high TEK with Kingspan

The largest construction project Stonehenge has seen for several millennia was completed last December with the opening of the prestigious new visitor centre. The building delivers excellent thermal performance thanks, in part, to the  Kingspan TEK ®  Building System  and Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM . Marking the culmination of over 20 years of planning from English Heritage, the single-storey centre comprises two self-contained pods and a ticket-booth, unified beneath a gently undulating canopy. Project architects Denton Corker Marshall specified the Kingspan TEK ®  Building System for the exterior walls of the south pod, containing exhibition spaces; the interior walls of the north pod, containing a café and retail space; the ticket booth and an ancillary building. Constructed from high performance structural insulated panels (SIPs), the System can achieve whole wall U-values of 0.21 W/m 2 .K and below; and was designed, pre-cut and installed to the project’

Flintshire County Council Uses Rockwool to clad historic Dee Cottages

A tightly grouped housing development, less than 500m from the south bank of the Dee estuary, Dee Cottages is an early example of corporate involvement in housing design directly associated with the arrival of the Courtaulds company during the closing years of the First World War. Then one of the preeminent names in British textile manufacture, the company made Flint home to one of its principal rayon manufacturing plants, and in 1918 began construction of Dee cottages to provide accommodation for employees and their families. Part of the Chester Street character area spanning the main road east of the town, this distinctive series of 42, markedly uniform, two-bedroom terraced cottages is today managed by Flintshire County Council, providing safe and secure supported housing to enable older and vulnerable people to live independently within their own homes. Fact File Location: Dee Cottages, Flint, North Wales Owner: Flintshire Council   Funder: N Power Main Contractor: Wa


Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) launches a report, Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency, which – if its recommendations were put into practice – could result in a boost in economic growth, reduced unemployment and improvement of public health. In response to the report, Susanne Dyrbøl, energy efficiency strategist, at ROCKWOOL International A/S, and one of the experts contributing to the report, commented: “The IEA calls energy efficiency the world’s ‘hidden fuel’ and highlights that adopting greater energy efficiency could lead to a better allocation of world resources with the potential to boost cumulative global economic output through 2035 by $18trillion. So far the true potential and multiple benefits from energy efficiency to the public purse and health and well-being have rarely been estimated and have often been overlooked in policy making. This report is welcome and overdue. It comes at a critical moment for our energy future and we mus

Rockwool gives new life to Russian Airport

ROCKWOOL insulation plays a key role in the expansion of one of the biggest airports in Russia, the international Pulkovo airport in Saint Petersburg. Fire safety, energy efficency and acoustic comfort are key elements in the project. ROCKWOOL Russia is among the suppliers for a new terminal building, which has been named one of the 100 most innovative global infrastructure projects that make cities liveable and sustainable. This ranking is done by the international consultancy firm KPMG in its high-profiled report: Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition . Designed by the British firm Grimshaw Architects the new terminal building is also a good example of exiting new architecture. Safety means everything in airports and ROCKWOOL Russia has delivered a wide range of products for fire as well as thermal protection. Acoustic comfort is another major challenge in airports and in order to ensure optimal noise prevention ROCKWOOL products have been used for the internal partitions.