Separating Walls

Three degrees of separation - acoustic, fire and thermal

In recent years, the land available for development has continued to decline, leading new schemes to head up into the sky with high rise construction. The nature of this approach means specifiers can no longer rely on the advantage of land to separate residential or commercial spaces… instead the separating wall (also known as a party wall) must provide a robust definition between spaces. Reducing the passage of sound between dwellings was pioneered by Part E of the Building Regulations (2003), but as energy efficiency and fire standards have continued to improve, specifiers must also consider the thermal performance and fire resistance of a separating wall. As a stone wool material, ROCKWOOL naturally provides acoustic, fire and thermal insulation, with a range of products available specifically for separating walls.