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Our insulation is a key component in fire-resilient buildings as its stone wool fibres are inherently non-combustible and can resist temperatures up to 1,000º C. This is crucial to containing a fire locally and securing that a fire in a building will not become a building on fire. With minimal organic content, ROCKWOOL insulation will not produce any signficant toxic smoke.

Post-Grenfell regulatory review interim report: England’s building regulations are “not fit for purpose”
rockwool response Post-Grenfell regulatory review interim report: England’s building regulations are “not fit for purpose”
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Post-Grenfell regulatory review interim report: England’s building regulations are “not fit for purpose”

ROCKWOOL agrees that England’s building regulations require urgent change, though remains concerned the door remains open to use “desktop studies”ROCKWOOL welcomes the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report, and we agree with her assessment that building regulations in England are not fit for purpose and require urgent change...
ROCKWOOL agrees that England’s building regulations require urgent change, though remains concerned the door remains open to use “desktop studies”ROCKWOOL welcomes the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report, and we agree with her assessment that building regulations in England are not fit for purpose and require urgent change. We share Dame Judith’s view that regulation and guidance must be simple and unambiguous, and support her call for immediate industry action to increase safety. We firmly believe that a simple and effective way to safeguard lives and property is to require that all mid- and high-rise as well as vulnerable and high-occupancy buildings be clad and insulated only with non-combustible (Euroclass A1 and A2) materials. This should be accompanied by a binary classification of cladding and insulation materials into combustible (Euroclasses B-F) and non-combustible (Euroclasses A1 and A2) categories, which would eliminate the risks associated with using laboratory tests that cannot recreate every real-world fire condition. Together these steps would eliminate the need for such testing altogether. Despite Dame Judith’s clear commitment to ensuring public safety, we are highly concerned that the door remains open for the use of desktop studies. These studies rely upon theoretical projections of facade system behaviour in a fire, based on past data and consultants’ opinions. No other European country allows such studies as a route to compliance, and they have no place in a robust, transparent, and safety-focused regulatory framework.
See full interim report here.

ROCKWOOL can provide guidance on fire regulations and the appropriate methods of construction in a variety of building types. Learn more about fire safety in buildings by reading our blogs below.

ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation tolerates temperatures of up to 1000°C and has been awarded the highest possible European classification: A1 non-combustible, it provides vital fire protection in buildings, keeping people safe, as well as minimising damage to valuable assets.

High rise buildings with a floor level above 18metres - Designing out the risk
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High rise buildings with a floor level above 18metres - Designing out the risk

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