Reducing renovation risk

01 July 2019
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We’ve all been there. Completed a job on time, got it to a great standard, only to be called back for snagging. Then, when you arrive to inspect the ‘damage’ you find that the nuisance noise and uncomfortable temperature have got nothing to do with your workmanship, and everything to do with the materials you were asked to use. 

The good news is that this kind of risk can often be mitigated early on by guiding the customer to make the right decisions when it comes to material choice – specifically in relation to insulation. 


Insulating against risk 

While the customer will inevitably be focused on aesthetics, by getting them to think more about how the house feels, you’re in with a much better chance of creating an environment that they will love living in – while leaving you to get on with the next job.

The choice of insulation is fundamental here. Spun into wool from a sustainable abundance of volcanic rock, stone wool insulation is a natural material that boasts some excellent benefits.

By choosing stone wool over other alternatives, you’ll protect yourself financially and reputationally in so many ways:

  1. Keeps the noise down – nobody wants to live in a noisy house, so by using the superior soundproofing of stone wool, you’ll be giving your customer peace and quiet (which means no nuisance noise complaints will be coming your way).  
  2. Stands the test of time – stone wool is proven to perform for the lifetime of the installation, so providing it’s installed correctly, it can keep your home comfortable for many years to come. 
  3. Protects against fire – stone wool is non-combustible (which means it won’t burn), helping to protect you against fire.  
  4. Regulates temperature – by keeping homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter, with stone wool you’ll reduce the risk of customer complaints about the quality of their living environment. 


Using stone wool for insulation is one way of taking control and reducing not only the financial risk of remedial works, but also protecting your reputation as a builder who always delivers on quality.

Simply, renovating with ROCKWOOL can help reduce risk and could boost your reputation.