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Mayor Stuart Baldwin was accompanied by Mary Pope from Bridgend Council’s Economic Development Team, in a tour that was hot on the heels of ROCKWOOL’s big win at the Bridgend Business Awards this September.
ROCKWOOL UK wins Bridgend Business of the Year Award and Manufacturer of the Year Award at the annual Bridgend Business Forum Awards, as the company celebrates 40 years in Wales.
ROCKWOOL has introduced a new dedicated range for off-site Steel Frame projects, including Rainscreen Façade applications.
ROCKWOOL has launched a new Timber Frame Slab insulation range. This new stone wool range is specifically designed to help developers take advantage of the many performance characteristics associated with ROCKWOOL non-combustible insulation alongside a quick-to-install, durable and sustainable solution that’s perfect for off-site and on-site timber frame construction.
Showcasing the ‘7 Strengths of Stone’, ROCKWOOL demonstrated the versatile properties of stone wool at FutureBuild this year; the seven reasons why the world’s most abundant resource can be engineered to improve wellbeing and safety in our homes and buildings.
ROCKWOOL have answered the need for a thermally efficient, non-combustible flat roof insulation by launching a new product, HARDROCK® (DD) TRB. Manufactured using ROCKWOOL’s patented dual density technology, this A1 non-combustible thermal roof insulation board is ideal for large flat roof areas typically found on storage, logistics and distribution centres, as well as for education, healthcare and residential roofing applications.
Ed Peltor, Commercial Director at ROCKWOOL Ltd, looks at the opportunities for insulation sales into the home renovation and extension market.
Mark Bungay, National Sales Manager DIY & Merchants at ROCKWOOL Ltd, examines the benefits of renovating existing homes, how to reduce energy consumption with better insulation and how merchants can benefit from the market opportunity.
A new study by the LSE on the social impact of a major energy efficiency upgrade to Wilmcote House, a social housing block in Portsmouth.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, everyone agreed that urgent action was needed to make sure that such a tragedy could never happen again. The role played by combustible materials in spreading the fire up the building has been well documented. In response, the Government ordered an investigation into high-rise residential buildings with the same ACM cladding type as Grenfell and found some 457 towers that were affected. Today, ROCKWOOL is publishing its analysis of buildings in England, showing that there are hundreds of high-rise and high-risk buildings with combustible materials which have not yet been identified.
ROCKWOOL has received accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation to mark its commitment to pay the Living Wage.
In a welcome boost for the local economy, ROCKWOOL has been granted permission by Bridgend County Borough Council to develop a new storage area at its Pencoed site in South Wales.
This week is the first Green Great Britain Week, a Government-led campaign to raise awareness and showcase what people, communities and businesses are doing to tackle climate change in Britain. At ROCKWOOL UK, we are proud of the role we play to combat climate change through our wide range insulation products and solutions.
ROCKWOOL, the world’s largest producer of non-combustible stone wool insulation, has teamed up with the BRE and Loughborough University to open a dementia-friendly demonstration home that promotes independent living for dementia sufferers across the country.
ROCKWOOL welcomes Secretary of State James Brokenshire's confirmation that he plans to ban combustible materials from new high-rise residential buildings as well as hospitals, residential care premises and student accommodation above 18 metres.
When addressing a question regarding the banning of combustible materials in high-rise buildings, the PM referred to "...The banning of inflammable cladding." This created a talking point in the media regarding the use of the word 'inflammable' to mean 'to catch fire' – The reason? Well, it seems a large portion of the population assumed that 'inflammable' meant 'does not catch fire'.
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee today issued its report on building regulations and fire safety. Having taken evidence from industry and fire safety experts, including ROCKWOOL Group Senior Vice President Mirella Vitale, the Committee endorses the UK government’s intention to ban the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings in England and urges the government to go further.
ROCKWOOL welcomes Housing Minister Dominic Raab’s commitment to ban the use of combustible materials in cladding systems on high-rise residential buildings.
Now more than ever, the focus on non-combustible solutions is at the forefront of the building industry. ROCKWOOL will be making its debut at ecobuild 2018 with its range of non-combustible stone wool solutions for fire protection and fire stopping, rainscreen, flat roofing and sound insulation applications.
New polling data confirms construction professionals overwhelmingly support banning combustible materials on high-rise buildings.
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.
At Jewson Live 2017, ROCKWOOL will be showcasing its extensive range of non-combustible Sound and Thermal products, and will be launching #TheSoundExperience, a demo truck which features a sound tunnel and other engaging live demonstrations.
Government must simplify regulations, but industry needn’t wait for policymakers to address fire safety
2017 marked 80 years since ROCKWOOL first produced stone wool insulation. Since its founding, ROCKWOOL has had one single-minded purpose: to transform the natural power of stone into products that make people’s lives safer, more comfortable, and more productive. And as we learn more about stone wool’s capabilities, we discover more ways that it can change the world for the better.
UK Department of Communities and Local Government issues post-Grenfell fire guidance. ROCKWOOL welcomes the guidance while raising concerns about the tests on which it’s based and advocating for changes in UK building regulations.
Non-combustible, stone wool insulation is a critical component in creating safe, fire resilient buildings. Making its debut at UK Construction Week (Stand B710, NEC Birmingham, 10th-12th October 2017), ROCKWOOL will focus on its range of solutions, capabilities and substantial expertise in delivering effective insulation that successfully meets this pressing industry requirement.
In light of the recent tragic events at the Grenfell Tower we have decided to postpone the event planned for July 10th at the Building Centre.
ROCKWOOL is delighted to announce that its RAINSCREEN DUO SLAB® has become the first stone wool product to receive approval by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for use in Ventilated rainscreen systems.
On the 27th April, ROCKWOOL will be exhibiting at the NHBC (National House Builders Council) Building for Tomorrow event at Central Hall, Westminster.
Quality of life is important to us all and the buildings we live and work in have a big impact on our health and well-being. A key factor in this is access to the peace and quiet we need to rest and relax, as well as to concentrate on activities such as work and learning.
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has named the ROCKWOOL Training Academy in Bridgend as the first ‘Regional Centre of Excellence’ in Wales.
As we reach the end of our stone wool origins series for February our final blog post will explain why ROCKWOOL should be your supplier of choice when it comes to insulation.
The ROCKWOOL Group, the world’s leading global supplier of stone wool, unveils the latest evolution of its brand identity together with a new “Purpose” statement and corporate video.
ROCKWOOL has developed a new CPD for architects entitled ‘Acoustic Standards in Schools’. The CPD aims to explain the science behind acoustics, the latest building regulations, best practice guidance on acoustics and explore the most appropriate sound insulation solutions for education environments.
This week, we take a look at the top three benefits of this insulation material.
Ever wondered how ROCKWOOL transforms ROCK into insulation? This week we focus on the origins of stone wool insulation. Last week, we discussed the history of this material. Now, we turn our attention to the production process, which sees the base rock transform into insulation.
The UK Government has just published its Each Home Counts review. This review (aka ‘the Bonfield review’) began in 2015 to consider issues surrounding the retrofitting of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures into our homes.
During February we will be focusing on the history, production and benefits of stone wool insulation. Stone wool is a remarkable material. So much so, that it has been selected to be on show at the SuperMaterial exhibit at the Building Centre. Running from Wednesday 1st February to Thursday 27th April, SuperMaterial is a major public exhibition by The Built Environment Trust celebrating the essential, and often hidden, elements of our surroundings.
Continuing its efforts to promote the pioneering and sustainable story behind stone wool insulation, ROCKWOOL is featuring in SuperMaterial, a three month exhibition that is taking place from Wednesday 1st February to Thursday 27th April 2017 at The Building Centre.
The ROCKWOOL Cornish Units project in Cwmbach, Wales, was awarded ‘Runner Up’ at PSS Awards 2016 for the Best Refurbishment Project category.
ROCKWOOL® is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted in the SHIFT Awards 2016 under the ‘Best Retrofit Project’ category for Wilmcote House, a high-rise refurbishment project in Portsmouth.
ROCKWOOL has launched “Origins”, a new integrated marketing campaign which takes customers on a journey to explore the deeper benefits of stone wool insulation alongside the innovation and exceptional service at the heart of the ROCKWOOL brand.
The London Design Festival is an annual event held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. As part of this event, ROCKWOOL is exhibiting at The Circular Building: a prototype of the most advanced and reusable building yet. Taking place at the Building Centre, London, the event is open to the public from 18th-23rd September 2016.
From the 21st to 23rd June 2016, ROCKWOOL exhibited at FIREX International, Europe’s largest annual fire-safety trade show. Dedicated to fire prevention, detection and protection, FIREX is the only show that connects the global fire and security markets. At the show, ROCKWOOL launched its new FIREPRO® Solution Finder App and was delighted with the response and engagement it received.
The use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) has been increasing steadily over recent years and has proved invaluable within the construction industry.
On Thursday 9th June, ROCKWOOL Limited presented an industry focused BR135 technical event covering the routes to compliance in high rise buildings over 18m and fire safe solutions for the Rainscreen market. Taking place on the 19th floor of UBM building in central London, ROCKWOOL Limited was joined by approximately 50 architects and contractors to discuss the various routes of safety in high rise buildings, before joining together for an informal networking session.
Visitors can find ROCKWOOL Limited on Stand D200, where it will be launching its new FIREPRO® Solution Finder App alongside the expanded BIM Solution Finder tool.
ROCKWOOL Limited is delighted to be the main sponsor of the Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2016. This marks our third year of involvement with the Awards, which celebrate excellence and recognise inspiring individuals and businesses in our local community.
Fingers and Thumbs Day Care Centre based in Coity have been bringing their favourite books to life at our Woodland for Learning Centre.