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An abandoned house in East Malaysia now offers a place of respite and reflection for the Sisters of St. Francis of Sarawak, with contributions to the roofing system refurbishment coming from ROCKWOOL Malaysia. Located nearby the bustling city of Kuching , the project provides a refuge from the busy urban environment and an opportunity to escape into over 40,000 m2 of natural surroundings, which would also be ideal for future expansion into farmsteads for the local community. Climatically this region experiences heavy rainfall throughout the year combined with high temperatures. Specialised building products such as ROCKWOOL insulation are necessary to help combat the effects of the harsh climate and overheating. The use of ROCKWOOL ThermalRock in the refurbishment of the metal deck roof improves thermal insulation by reducing the transfer of heat to the building's interior while optimizing acoustic performance by reducing the noise caused by the heavy rainfall on metal ro


Work has commenced on the refurbishment of 3, 11 storey social housing blocks at Wilmcote House in Portsmouth, a project which aims to reach the rigorous EnerPHit standard, the retrofit equivalent of Passivhaus. Portsmouth City Council (PCC) has approved a complete whole building refurbishment of these residential blocks, comprising 107 maisonettes, which were originally constructed in 1968, to dramatically improve the building’s energy efficiency. The project has been designed to work towards stringent EnerPHit standards and offers a whole building solution that will improve residents’ standard of living and reduce fuel costs. The key to this strategy is deep retrofit and installing multiple insulation measures, including external wall insulation, which will greatly improve the thermal efficiency of the properties and provide a stable and comfortable internal environment for tenants. The aim is to lower the demand for heating within the dwellings by 90% and extend the building


ROCKWOOL has announced that it has been shortlisted in the Housing Excellence Awards 2015, for a regeneration scheme in Manchester. The Housing Excellence Awards highlight and reward those who are leading the way in the social housing sector.  Now it is in its twelfth year, the awards scheme has gone from strength to strength and continues to receive a high calibre of entries. This year, ROCKWOOL has made the shortlist for Best Regeneration Scheme. This category concentrates on large-scale projects which provide tangible improvements and benefits for tenants. ROCKWOOL’s Collyhurst project focuses on the regeneration of thirteen council-owned tower blocks. The tired, dated and thermally inefficient buildings have been upgraded to improve the visual aspect and thermal performance. Thanks to the striking effect of the ROCKPANEL boards, the tenants now feel a sense of pride and ownership of the place they live in. A combination of products used on the project include Rainscreen c

Pipe Insulation Manufacturer Rebrands As Kingspan Industrial Insulation

Kingspan Tarec®, the industry leading manufacturer of premium performance pipe insulation, has now been renamed as Kingspan Industrial Insulation Limited. Over the past decade, the firm has blazed a trail with its forward thinking approach to product development. The combination of its award winning continuous pipeline manufacture process and slotted board technology allows it to offer a fully bore-coated solution for pipe sizes between 15 - 610mm, a matt theatre black facing, provides a subtle option for exposed applications and it has even launched the first product specific pipe insulation BIM object. Kingspan Industrial Insulation's Kooltherm® FM Pipe Insulation System achieves the highest level of thermal performance with a minimal thickness. It is the only pipe insulation product to hold an LABC Warranty and to be awarded the BRE’s highest possible Green Guide Rating of A+. The product also offers excellent fire performance with a Euroclass rating of BL-s1,d0, the bes


A €10 million investment sees the ROCKWOOL Group acquire a new, 9 hectare logistics centre, situated directly adjacent to its existing factory in the industrial area of Roerstreek, Roermond. Dick Snellenberg, Finance Director of ROCKWOOL Benelux, explains the investment plan at the launch event in Roermond. The aim of the project is to streamline logistics, enabling the ROCKWOOL Group to operate more efficiently and effectively in Roermond, where it holds the world’s largest stone wool factory. Dick Snellenberg, Finance Director of ROCKWOOL Benelux, explains that ‘In order to continue confronting and competing with international market pressures these logistical changes are crucial, and ensure the existence and success of our factory in Roermond for the long-term’. The move is supported by both the Limburg Restructuring Society for Industrial Estates BV (LHB) and the Development of Central Limburg (OML), which actively encourage industrial growth and diversity in the region