Specification writing partner
Specification writing partner
With 40 years of experience in the insulation industry, Knauf Insulation are leading the change in smart insulation solutions for a better world. We are one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide. We are committed to helping our customers to meet the increasing demand for energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings. There is a broad spectrum of insulation materials available on the market (Glass and Rock Mineral Wool, PIR, PUR, XPS, and EPS) with an equally broad variance in form, sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and availability. Each material has its own benefits that will suit users based on their project.
However, not all insulation offers the same performance. Our Mineral Wool insulation solutions meet the highest specifications and play a major role in providing thermal, fire safety, acoustic performance, and comfort with the built environment. Because of its nature, Mineral Wool insulation is also easier to install as the fibrous structure of the material fills the space; meaning that any imperfections in installation are negated and therefore give a better real performance.
As the only UK manufacturer of both Glass and Rock Mineral Wool, we are uniquely placed to provide the best insulation solution for each application. We offer a wide range of insulation solutions for all applications in commercial and residential buildings, for both new build and refurbishment projects, in addition to solutions for HVAC, industrial applications and fire protection, green roofs and bespoke applications. Our non-combustible Mineral Wool insulation solutions offer the best performance when it comes to both Reaction to Fire and Fire Resistance, enabling building designers and specifiers to develop effective and robust fire safety strategies when they design new buildings. The vast majority of our products are non-combustible and achieve the highest possible Euroclass A1 reaction to fire classification.
Knauf Insulation's mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, with care for the people who make them, the people who use them and the world we all depend on. Our Mineral Wool made with ECOSE® Technology contains no added formaldehyde or phenol, making our insulation soft to touch and easy to handle, increasing the comfort for those handling it. This also means our insulation generates very low levels of dust and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which affect indoor air quality, attested by their certification to Eurofins Gold Certificate for Indoor Air Comfort.
Knauf Insulation are dedicated to supplying sustainable high-performance insulation solutions for enhanced energy efficiency in buildings, we also continually strive for improvements in our manufacturing and supply chain operations to improve quality and minimise our impact on the environment. All Knauf Insulation production locations have state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and meet the highest quality standards, supported by an ongoing research and development program.
Our industry-leading compression-packaging technology allows us to load more product onto each truck that leaves our factories. This means less packaging and fewer vehicles on our roads, so less CO2 emissions. It also means less storage space required for our customers.
We avoid waste and prevent pollution; we segregate factory waste to maximise recycling and to meet our expectation of sending zero waste to landfill from our UK plants. Our Glass Mineral Wool insulation solutions contain up to 80% of recycled materials, the majority of which comes from our partnership with the Veolia Glass Cullet facility. By maximising the amount of recycled glass cullet in the manufacture of our products, we minimise our need for mineral raw materials. By partnering with Siemens, we are unlocking efficiency opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint, saving the equivalent annual energy usage of almost 800 homes.
We offer unparalleled expert advice on all our products and solutions through our in-house Technical Support Team (TST). With over 20 years insulation experience, our TST provide free, expert advice to construction professionals through phone and email. We also offer a unique variety of support, from free U-value and PSI-value calculators available on our website, to bespoke 2D and3D calculations.
Our dedicated team of Project Specification Managers also offer a wide range of CPD sessions as we recognise that CPD courses provide an essential service to an architect by helping to ensure that they are able to keep up to date with innovations in a rapidly changing and evermore challenging environment. We also offer KinetiK®, an app-based site reporting system, for Approved Supafil® Installers that creates an instant digital record of installations. The app provides Supafil® customers with data showing that their specified products have been installed on site. This happens quickly and easily, and at no extra cost.
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