Stone and civilisation were made for each other and it’s something that ROCKWOOL have known for a long time.
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.
Interactive live demo areas on the Stand brought back to life the key properties and benefits of stone wool insulation: fire resistance, sound absorption and moisture repellence. These exciting and immersive demonstration zones helped visitors fully experience the advantages of ROCKWOOL solutions, showing their advantages across a wide range of building and construction applications. Visitors were also able to follow the journey of ROCKWOOL from raw material, a 200 million years old naturally renewable and sustainable rock called basalt, to finished stone wool insulation product.
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The RIBA Marketplace at Futurebuild - which incorporated the RIBA Bookshop - was a dynamic hub for the show that not only provided great networking opportunities for architects and building professionals but also demonstrated design and material innovation, courtesy of winning architects practice, Gundry + Ducker. In their winning submission to a RIBA Competition, the London-based firm took advantage of the acoustic benefits afforded by ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation as well as the strength and design versatility offered by Rockpanel cladding. The finished design saw a themed reading room and marketplace within a rotunda, designed for visitors to escape for a call or meeting away from a busy show floor.
The stand showcased the latest innovations from ROCKWOOL’s extensive range of sustainable, non-combustible insulation products for rainscreen, flat roof, HVAC, fire protection, fire stopping and many more applications. Discover our full product range here.