Using the correct type of insulation is critical in reducing
energy consumption and providing the additional benefits of
acoustic control and fire protection. Our experts can provide all
the advice you need in the selection process.
Reduce Heat Loss
Reducing the heat loss from a building needs to be the first
consideration. This diagramshows the average heat loss from a home
through primary routes. If the heat loss is reduced, the amount of
energy required for heating is reduced, in turn cutting CO2
emissions and cost.
Isover glass wool insulation is
manufactured from up to 86% recycled glass that would otherwise go
to landfill. This, combined with the use of less materials, less
energy and less emissions during manufacture and when in-situ makes
Isover one of the most environmentally sustainable insulation
products on the market today.
Isover glass wool insulation
contributes towards the available credits in the four key areas
under the Code for Sustainable Homes. Energy and CO2, Health and
Wellbeing, Materials and Pollution.
Glass mineral wool insulation achieves an A+ rating under the
BRE Green Guide.
Recticel's range of high performance Polyisocyanuarate (PIR)
insulation materials benefit the environment as they help to reduce
energy consumption, which contributes to lowering carbon dioxide
emissions and reducing global warming. Recticel's products are
designed and manufactured to result in the lowest environmental
impact. PIR insulation achieves an A rating under the BRE Green
Rockwool Firesafe Insulation
This is made primarily from volcanic rock, an abundant natural
resource. It's used in a wide range of applications and has the
advantage of higher levels of acoustic insulation and fire
protection properties in addition to being an effective thermal
insulator. Widely used in the UK, many rock mineral wool insulation
products achieve A+ or A ratings in the Green Guide to
Specification. As with glass mineral wool the key benefit is its
ability to conserve more energy and reduce emissions over the life
of the product than is emitted during its manufacture - typically
in excess of 100 times more CO2, SO2 and NO2.
Black Mountain Insulation
UK hill farmed wool, designed to be used in new and existing
buildings. Sheep wool insulation provides a high performance and
truly sustainable solution to both consumption of energy and the
effects of climate change. Condensation is one of the building
industry's biggest challenges; wool absorbs and buffers moisture -
hence provides a safeguard against condensation.
The BRE Green Guide rates this product as A, as not all sheep's
wool insulation is produced in the UK. New Zealand and imported
insulation does carry the negative effects of environmental
Natural hemp insulation is a unique blend of natural materials
including flax and can be used in conjunction with sheep's wool
insulation or as an alternative to less effective insulation
material. It's perfect for timber framed walls with its rigid
structure preventing slumping and is ideal for period property