Discontinuation of ThermoShell External Wall Insulation System
The Knauf Insulation ThermoShell External Wall Insulation System has been withdrawn from sale from the 1st August 2016. All Knauf Group activity for External Wall Insulation systems in the UK will be focussed at our sister company Knauf UK who have been active in this sector for many years and offer a wide range of EWI systems to meet all requirements.
Knauf UK’s rock mineral fibre EWI systems will continue to use the high quality insulation Rocksilk EWI Slab manufactured by Knauf Insulation.as the key insulation component of their systems, Additionally these products will still be readily available for use in conjunction with EWI systems provided through other system designers.
It is accepted that in the UK there are still around 6.9m solid wall properties that could be insulated. It was originally envisaged that the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Deal would encourage a significant growth in solid wall insulation on existing properties. To support this initiative Knauf Insulation invested heavily in the development of various external wall insulation systems. Once developed these types of systems require significant resource to manage the training and monitoring of surveyors and installers, to ensure that quality standards are adhered to.
The UK Government has since made significant cuts to the funding schemes and the resulting reduction in demand has led to the decision to focus the Knauf group activity on EWI in the UK with Knauf UK who will be able to maintain the high standards of training and monitoring in the most cost efficient way.