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ROCKWOOL fire protection solutions can slow the spread of flames, contain fires locally and stop them from spreading further.

Robust stone wool insulation is therefore a key component in fire-resilient buildings, as its fibres are non-combustible and can resist temperatures above 1,000°C.1

Discover how ROCKWOOL fire resilient products could help raise the safety of occupants and buildings in your next project.

 

Why do we need passive fire protection?

Urbanisation and climate change have posed new challenges to the modern way of living. Buildings are built higher, in closer proximity to each other and sometimes construction moves at a swift pace.

Hazards such as fire risk can be increased as a consequence. This could be caused by:

  • A failure in installation of a fire barrier, designed to stop flames spreading internally.
  • The use of combustible materials during the construction stage.
  • Closely located buildings that facilitate the spread of fire from a building to another.

As for renovation projects, the same consideration should be made, especially with the Energy Performance Building Directives (EPBD) now demanding constructors to consider fire safety when renovating buildings.2

When building and renovating, protecting people’s lives in the event of a fire is a vital consideration.

 

Calculator and savings

Installing fire resilient products in new build and renovation products can provide long-term cost savings. With added protection against fire damage to buildings, this can help reduce future repair expenses.

Use our ROCKWOOL U-value calculator to determine the thermal performance of the building's walls/roofs and possible cost savings. For more details on technical specifications, visit our ROCKSPEC Specification Toolkit.

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Case studies

The project

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a sporting complex in Stratford East London, housing a world-class digital campus: Here East.

Laing O’Rourke converted the former Olympic Press Centre into new office, restaurant and university facilities in 2016.

 

The challenge

Fire safety was an important consideration during this renovation. Contractor company Roseville was tasked with solving the difficulties of installing air sealing and fire stopping products in the intricate building structure.

They chose ROCKWOOL seal strips and fire sealant solutions, using approximately 1,300 linear metres to reinforce the fire resilience of linear joints and service tunnels, such as fire exit routes.

 

The result

  • Risk of fire spreading minimised
  • Fire escape routes secured
  • People and investments protected
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ROCKWOOL was able to deliver products with long-lasting firestopping performance we needed to achieve on this type of development – also being reliable and easy to install.

Arthur Nelmes

Divisional Director, Passive Fire Protection, Roseville

Sustainability and energy efficiency

In many countries, around 40 percent of energy is used to power commercial and residential buildings.9

The fire protection qualities of ROCKWOOL products not only improve the safety of buildings, but also reduce energy consumption through strong thermal bridging and heat loss performance.

That’s because they act as an effective energy storage system, regulating temperatures and reducing the need for heating and cooling. At the same time, this provides us with more comfortable living spaces that occupants can thrive in.10

 

 

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The materials we use when renovating buildings must be sustainable, support energy efficiency and be fire safe – using non-combustible materials.

Andrei-Mircea Corches

REGULATORY AFFAIRS PARTNER, FIRE SAFETY AT ROCKWOOL GROUP

Financial support

Grants and subsidies for fire protection in construction may be available in your market.

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