18th July 2011


Knauf Insulation is pleased to announce that it has received BBA (British Board of Agrèment) certification for its innovative ThermoShell® Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) system.

As the UK’s major authority offering approval of construction products, systems and installers, BBA certification is only awarded to a product after it has successfully passed a rigorous assessment involving laboratory testing, on-site evaluations and inspections of production.  Knauf Insulation’s ThermoShell IWI system has undergone a comprehensive testing process and has successfully met all the requirements set out by the BBA.

Phil Rigby, product manager at Knauf Insulation explains: “Knauf Insulation is committed to developing reliable and sustainable solutions for energy efficiency and we are delighted that our ThermoShell IWI system has achieved the standards required by the BBA, as it offers our customers yet another assurance of quality.

“Insulation has a critical role in creating a sustainable built environment and manufacturers have an important responsibility to ensure that products and manufacturing processes are of an extremely high standard in order to meet that need.  We are proud to take that responsibility seriously, as this BBA certification clearly demonstrates.”
Providing an effective method of upgrading solid masonry walls whilst delivering high levels of thermal performance, the IWI system can raise a property to current Building Regulation thermal standards and beyond, drastically reducing carbon dioxide emissions and significantly lowering energy bills.

The simplicity of the IWI system allows a competent tradesman to undergo assessment and training to become an approved installer, enabling them to install and finish the system using a traditional plaster skim finish or dry lining techniques.  No scaffolding is required and the system can be installed on a room-by-room basis, or as part of a whole house refurbishment plan.

The certificate was presented by Alan Thomas, the sales and communication director for the BBA, at a ceremony held on Knauf Insulation’s stand Greenbuild Expo, in Manchester.

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