Rainscreen 11 reasons why
11 Reasons to Specify Earthwool® RainScreen
Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 1
Reason 1:

Our BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab has a Euroclass A1 Reaction to Fire Classification making it safe to use on high-rise buildings!

It's a non-combustible insulation solution BBA certified for all building types, including those over 18m.

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 2
Reason 2:

Changes to Document B mean insulation used in the external walls on residential buildings in England over 18m must be non-combustible; such as our BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab!

It has a Euroclass A1 Reaction to Fire Classification, meaning it will not contribute to the development or spread of fire.

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 3
Reason 3:

3D U-value calculations + BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab = the building you deliver performs as designed.

We can offer 3D U-value calculations for your rainscreen projects. This helps architects and specifiers get it right first time, avoiding design revisions.

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 4
Reason 4:

Our BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab is a high performance insulation that will keep buildings cool in summer and warm in winter.

It has a thermal conductivity of just 0.034W/mK.

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 5
Reason 5:

We know speed and accuracy of installation are important, so our BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab is more robust for easier handling.

It has an improved formula for increased robustness, so installers will find it easier to manoeuvre into position

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 6
Reason 6:

Our BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab takes the rough with the smooth – on your substrate that is!

It's engineered to adapt to minor imperfections in the available substrate on site.

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 7
Reason 7:

Our BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab has been designed to eliminate air leakage; something that can account for up to 40% of a building’s heat loss!

When tightly butted together, the slabs will interlock to reduce air leakage.

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 8
Reason 8:

British weather? Don’t worry. Our BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab is designed to withstand a downpour!

It's made with a water-repellent additive, so it will maintain its integrity while exposed on site.

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 9
Reason 9:

Did you know noise from living near a busy road has a negative impact on health? Use BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab on residential buildings to reduce road noise!

Its Rock Mineral Wool fibre structure absorbs sound, so it's ideal for busy towns and cities.

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 10
Reason 10:

Blowing a gale? When secured correctly, BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab can survive Britain’s biggest storms.

It has been wind load tested by the BRE to a maximum of 3,600Pa or 76m/s - the equivalent to a category 5 hurricane!

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Earthwool Rainscreen Reason 11
Reason 11:

Thanks to ECOSE® Technology, our BBA-certified Earthwool® RainScreen Slab uses less energy in manufacture, is highly durable, contributes to high levels of indoor air quality and is more pleasant to handle.

It's manufactured using ECOSE® Technology, so it is 70% less energy intensive than mineral wool products made using traditional binders.

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