Knauf Insulation is pleased to announce that products from its Earthwool® mineral wool insulation range are now being specified as part of RoofSpace Solutions’ award winning RoofSpace I-Roof system.
Specialising in the manufacture and installation of panelised roofing systems, RoofSpace Solutions’ system picked up the best product prize at the Housebuilder Awards 2012, thanks to its reduced build times, extremely low U-values of just 0.20 – 0.10 W/mK and its A+ Code for Sustainable Homes rating. Coupled with this, the system offers major health and safety benefits compared to traditional construction and at no extra cost.
Looking for an insulation component for the system, RoofSpace required products that perform to similarly high standards – and Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool FactoryClad 40 and 35, FrameTherm 35 and Loft Roll 40 exceeded these strict performance criteria.
As lightweight, easy to handle solutions, they are faster to install in the factory. The innovative RoofSpace I-Roof system can reduce build programmes by three to four weeks, as well as removing the risk of gable blow overs and reducing the risks associated with working at height.
Furthermore, by incorporating Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool products, the system benefits from improved environmental performance. Earthwool products are manufactured using the revolutionary formaldehyde-free ECOSE® Technology. Based on rapidly renewable materials instead of petro-based chemicals, ECOSE Technology is formaldehyde free and no acrylics, artificial colours, bleach or dyes are added. It is also up to 70% less energy intensive than traditional oil based binders – producing a ‘super-soft’ and easier to handle wool, with a natural brown colour.
Graham Boyd, Business Development Director at Knauf Insulation said: “We have worked with RoofSpace’s design team on all elements of its roof system make-up and by using our Earthwool products we have helped it achieve current Building Regulation standards, as well as helping improve its commercial offering within the market. With the assistance of the Midlands Business Development Manager, Paul Terry, underpinned by the support of a manufacturer of Knauf Insulation’s size, RoofSpace Solutions will be able to enhance its offering to customers and have the confidence that its systems will be able to perform to consistently high standards both now and in the future.”