What is Rockwoll
Rockwool in manufactured from Natural stone. The rock is heated until melting point then spun at high speed to create rock fibres. The rock fibres are then compressed into mats of rock wool slabs or rolls. Rockwool contains close to 80% recycled content which makes it sustainable. Rockwool is used for acoustic treatment and heat insulation due to its ability to retain and trap heat
Benefits of Rockwool
Rockwool has some significant benefits such as;
- Rockwool stone wool fibres can withstand more than 1000°C without melting – this means it can slow the spread of fire in a property where it to catch fire.
- Rockwool has fantastic thermal insulating properties. 120mm of our dual density slabs when attached to the exterior of a property will take the u-value down to 0.3 which means the building will then conform to building regulations. For the occupants, it means improved thermal comfort since the property will stay at more even temperatures and also lower energy bills.
- Rockwool stone wool has great acoustic insulating properties, so it can really can help with sound reduction if installed on a busy road for example.
- The final advantage is that Rockwool is breathable, therefore it allows moisture to travel across the wall which can help dissipate damp (from in the house).