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Mitigating fire risk in the roof

Beneficial for space-saving, energy efficiency and housing mechanical and electrical equipment, flat roofs are commonly specified for diverse applications across many sectors. Considering this, Will Wigfield, product manager – flat roof at ROCKWOOL UK, examines the role of the modern roof, discusses why it is susceptible to fire hazards, and offers best practice advice on how best to mitigate these.

Deck-VQ gives superb thermal performance in arts centre refurbishment

When an arts centre’s extension precluded the use of upstands as part of a roof terrace installation, a slim, high-performance insulation solution was required to prevent instances of cold bridging and ensure the application met the regulatory U-value. Recticel Insulation’s Deck VQ was more than up to the challenge.

Metalline becomes the first and only fabricator of A1 rainscreen and...

According to Metalline, it is the first UK cladding manufacturer to offer both non-combustible aluminium rainscreen and non-combustible aluminium insulated spandrel panels, all fully tested and certified to Class A1 rating.

Ravatherm XPS X used for prestigious new London hotel project

The quality of Ravago Building Solution products has been recognised by specialist building envelope contractor Prater, who utilised Ravatherm XPS X 300 SL and MK for Prime Development’s new luxury London hotel and apartment project.

Knauf Insulation signs new supply deal with glass recycling company Recresco

Welsh glass recycling company Recresco has secured a five-year contract to supply Knauf Insulation with high quality glass cullet from its Cwmbran site.

IMA launches new partnership with NBS

The Insulation Manufacturers Association is launching a new partnership with the National Building Specification to assist with a peer review and share high-quality technical information.

Novia adds new reflective, airtight control membrane to its portfolio

Novia’s VC4000 FR Reflective complements the company’s extensive range of vapour control layers, breathable membranes, gas barriers and BS 1521 building papers.

ROCKWOOL delivers specialist fire protection for Grange University Hospital

A combination of ROCKWOOL’s non-combustible stone wool insulation and certified FIREPRO products have been specified to ensure the Grange University Hospital in Wales can achieve the highest levels of fire protection.

Knauf Insulation makes ambitious sustainability commitments

Knauf Insulation has unveiled ambitious commitments for 2025 as part of its new global sustainability strategy ‘For A Better World’. The strategy outlines the company’s long-term goals of ‘Putting People First’, ‘Creating Better Buildings’, ‘Achieving Carbon Zero’ and ‘Delivering a Circular Economy’.

IMA releases ‘Insulation for Sustainability’ guide

The ‘Insulation for Sustainability’ document, produced by XCO2 and released by the Insulation Manufacturers Association, looks at how to achieve an effective thermal insulation strategy.