St Vincent de PAUL, Newcastle
The St Vincent New Bridges’ project is run by St Vincent de PAUL, a homeless hostel that supports people who need to have a place to live and that require help to develop their daily living skills. When the charity acquired the Grade II listed building, a major refurbishment plan was put into action, and St Vincent de PAUL approached CRASH for help with materials and construction work.
Knauf Insulation donated over 520m2 of 100mm Earthwool Loft Roll insulation for the project, which was installed by Giraffe Building Services Ltd. The glass mineral wool insulation product is extremely easy to handle and install, being lightweight and easily cut to size, benefiting the large project.
By its nature, Earthwool Loft Roll is non- combustible and classified as Euroclass A1 to BS EN ISO 13501-1, a crucial requirement to any public building. Additionally, Loft Roll insulation has been manufactured with ECOSE® Technology which delivers superior environmental performance, as the binder technology is up to 70 per cent less energy intensive than traditional binders. The technology has been developed for Knauf Insulation’s glass and rock mineral wool products, enhancing their environmental credentials without affecting the thermal, acoustic or fire performance. Insulation products made with ECOSE Technology contain no dye or artificial colours – the colour is completely natural.