26 April 2013
One day fire seminar highlights the potential fire risk of combustible external wall insulation during the refurbishment of residential tower blocks.
22 April 2013
Open-City Green Sky Thinking Roundtable, hosted by ROCKWOOL, agrees new start needed for residential tower blocks.
New UKTFA guidance shows Stone Wool offers ‘best-in-class’ fire protection for timber frame projects ›
20 February 2013
A new classification system for insulation products, launched by the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) and backed by the Health & Safety Executive, has identified Stone Wool as the only insulation product to achieve its highest ‘Type 3’ rating. The system uses independent test results included as part of the UKTFA guidance ‘Design Guide to Separating Distances During Construction’ which has been created to help building designers to mitigate the potential for fire spread between buildings during the building phase of timber frame projects.
Noise Manifesto launched by Noise Abatement Society and ROCKWOOL calling for urgent planning reform to start 'Quiet Revolution' in building design ›
15 February 2013
As the Government prepares to slash planning red tape and axe up to 70 per cent of the UK’s planning laws, in response to the Taylor Review, a new Noise Manifesto has been launched calling for the Government to boost noise protection in homes and other buildings as part of the new National Planning Policy Framework.
28 January 2013
ROCKWOOL welcomes the Green Deal, which has gone live today, as an innovative way to empower householders to help reduce their energy bills and improve their homes.
09 January 2013
One of Bridgend’s largest employers has stepped up its efforts to get more women into senior manufacturing jobs by signing up for an innovative programme to help female production workers to climb the management ladder.
13 December 2012
ROCKWOOL perform a DOES IT BURN? test live in front of 300 people, at the opening of a new ROCKWOOL factory in Croatia - See what happens!
07 December 2012
Over 100 experts from the architecture, construction, acoustic and property professions gathered in London on 20th November 2012 for the National Noise Summit, sponsored by ROCKWOOL and the Noise Abatement Society to provide a forum to discuss new ways to combat noise pollution in the UK's built environment.
ROCKWOOL donates insulation to ‘winter-proof’ holiday chalets as emergency accommodation for North Wales flood victims ›
05 December 2012
ROCKWOOL, makers of stone wool insulation based in Bridgend, has donated 650 rolls of its loft insulation to Denbighshire County Council to ‘winter-proof’ temporary homes for up to 40 families at Lyons Robin Hood Holiday Park in North Wales.
GREEN DEAL COULD PROTECT HOMES FROM FIRE AS WELL AS CUTTING UP TO £500 A YEAR FROM HOUSEHOLDER ENERGY BILLS ›
31 October 2012
ROCKWOOL launches DOES IT BURN? video campaign to educate public on benefits of insulation measures beyond energy efficiency
30 October 2012
Thomas Heldgaard, Managing Director of ROCKWOOL UK was a panel member at a fringe debate at the Conservative Party Conference hosted by Policy Exchange and sponsored by ROCKWOOL - Getting the most out of the Green Deal: Changing the way we use energy in the home
24 October 2012
24 October 2012
ROCKWOOL® was proud to sponsor the Sustainable Innovation award at the Sustainable Housing Awards in London on Friday 19 October.
HIGH RISE HOPE: ENERGY EFFICIENCY MAKE-OVER OF 1960s TOWER BLOCKS COULD PROVIDE BLUEPRINT FOR NEW WAYS TO END FUEL POVERTY ›
18 October 2012
The first stage of a pioneering study has been completed on a West London estate that could provide a blueprint for taking millions of UK householders out of fuel poverty, and demonstrates the huge impact the Green Deal could have if it is accompanied by consumer education to help householders cut energy use.
28 September 2012
28 September 2012
Thomas Heldgaard, Managing Director, ROCKWOOL UK joins a panel debate at a Liberal Democrat Conference 2012 fringe event, hosted by Policy Exchange and sponsored by ROCKWOOL: Joining up Energy Efficiency Policy: The Green Deal and better buildings
As the landmark Green Deal environmental policy is launched, Policy Exchange and ROCKWOOL host Party Conference fringe debates on its impact ›
19 September 2012
Coinciding with the launch of the Green Deal, the Government’s landmark environmental home improvement programme, think tank Policy Exchange and ROCKWOOL, the world’s largest producer of stonewool insulation, are hosting a series of panel debates examining the impact of the legislation.
05 September 2012
Clumsy and careless behaviour in the home is putting properties at risk of serious damage, with nearly 5 million clumsy Britons causing more than £290 million worth of damage to their homes or possessions through careless slips, knocks and forgetfulness, in the past five years.
24 August 2012
Urban noise pollution is causing British householders a major headache according to new research from insulation specialist ROCKWOOL, which found that more than half (56%) of British residents have been disturbed by noise in the past 12 months, with more than a fifth (21%) being disturbed more than six times by noisy neighbours.
17 July 2012
Noisy Neighbours Index Shows A Third of Adults Do Not Consciously Keep Noise Down Report reveals rise of new social nuisance, the SCANNers – neighbours who make as much noise as they please
29 June 2012
A bedroom concealed behind a hidden doorway, underground passageways and Star Trek style doors feature in a top ten of unusual architect requests compiled by Shelter and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to highlight the Architect in the House initiative, which runs until 11 July 2012.
29 June 2012
Noisy homes are now a major turn off for house-hunters according to new research from insulation specialist ROCKWOOL, which found that 87% of buyers and tenants, equivalent to 41.2 million people, said noise levels are an important consideration when they’re looking to buy or rent, with almost half 43% saying they’re very important.
11 June 2012
Research reveals more than half a million rented homes in Britain have no existing fire safety systems or equipment in place. One in four rented homes do not have working fire alarms. Just 17% of tenants ask landlords about fire protection despite fact that 7% of renters have had a fire in the past five years
15 May 2012
ROCKWOOL UK, the leading stonewool insulation manufacturer, has joined the consortium of organisations that make up The Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC). The GDFC is made-up of private sector organisations, local authorities and finance specialists and has been established as a not-for-profit company to provide access to cheap finance for homeowners and businesses which are looking to improve the energy efficiency of buildings through the Government’s Green Deal programme.
Shelter and The RIBA open applications for 2012 Architect in the House home improvement and fund raising initiative, sponsored by ROCKWOOL ›
01 May 2012
Matching process to link homeowners with architects in their area opens and it is hoped will help drive home improvement projects across the country Property owners across the UK are being invited to sign up for the 2012 Architect in the House initiative, jointly run by Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, and The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and sponsored by insulation specialist ROCKWOOL in 2012.
25 April 2012
Tewkesbury Drummer Gets Shed Sound-proofed Free by ROCKWOOL in Bid to Get Confiscated Drum-Kit Returned by Council 15-year-old Dom Sweet had kit confiscated by council following multiple complaints from neighbours about loud drumming but peace could now return thanks to the Bridgend-based insulation manufacturer
27 March 2012
Minister of State for Energy & Climate Change, Greg Barker, visits ROCKWOOL’s Pencoed manufacturing plant near Bridgend. Visit allowed Minister to gain greater understanding of the environmental and energy saving qualities of ROCKWOOL, and meet its South Wales workforce ROCKWOOL, the Bridgend based manufacturer of stonewool insulation, today hosted a visit by Minister of State for Energy & Climate Change, Greg Barker at its South Wales factory.
ROCKWOOL to sponsor Architect in the House and help raise money for housing and homelessness charity shelter ›
26 March 2012
Sponsorship forms part of ROCKWOOL’s strategy to improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s homes. ROCKWOOL provides guide to Green Deal as part of the sponsorship initiative. ROCKWOOL, the world’s largest producer of stonewool insulation, is sponsoring this year’s ‘Architect in the House’ scheme, run in partnership by Shelter and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), which aims to raise thousands of pounds to support the housing and homelessness charity’s vital work.
26 March 2012
ROCKWOOL, the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation, has presented a cheque for £2,000 to Glaze Prostate Charity, Wales after company employees voted to make it ROCKWOOL’s Charity of the Year. Of the twelve charities put forward this year by ROCKWOOL employees, Glaze was nominated as the most popular cause. The charity works to raise awareness and promote understanding of prostate diseases, together with raising funds for the latest equipment and training healthcare professionals
13 February 2012
It is anticipated there will be over 26,000 fires in British homes this February as disaster strikes when people try to make romantic gestures, according to research and analysis by non-combustible insulation manufacturer ROCKWOOL. Distracted by amorous activities, couples are causing huge numbers of blazes when leaving candles alight near soft furnishings and scarves draped for hours over hot lamps.
10 February 2012
ROCKWOOL has sponsored the latest edition of SoundScape, the flagship publication of the Noise Abatement Society (NAS). The sponsorship extends ROCKWOOL’s relationship with the Noise Abatement Society and reinforces the company’s commitment to highlighting issues related to noise pollution and sound within the built environment.
ROCKWOOL hails ‘huge success’ of shelter and the RIBA’s Architect in the House as campaign raises over £100k in 2011 ›
13 January 2012
ROCKWOOL, the world’s leading manufacturer of non-combustible stone wool insulation, has hailed last year’s Architect in the House initiative, run by Shelter and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), as a huge success, with over £110,000 raised from the 2011 campaign for the housing and homelessness charity.
03 January 2012
ROCKWOOL has been selected as a finalist in the “Health & Safety Awareness” category for the National Insulation Awards. The awards are designed to recognise and reward success and best practice within the industry.