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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.