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Non-combustible insulation is vital to help ensure the safety of building occupants, preventing the spread of fire and limiting its structural damage.

A fire can start in any part of a building. That’s why the use of fire resilient insulation throughout the building can reduce the risk. 

Discover our effective solutions – and the benefits of installing ROCKWOOL fire resilient insulation today.

Why do we need non-combustible insulation?

Protecting the lives of buildings’ occupants is the number one priority during a construction or renovation. Fire resilient insulation, made from non-combustible materials, slows down the spread of fire, containing it within one compartment of a building for designed fire periods.

This allows valuable time for occupants to escape during a fire, creating a safer environment for firefighters to combat the fire and rescue people. It also helps to contain a fire and reduce potential widespread damage to the building.  

Buildings should be designed and take into consideration the minimum requirements of the approved fire safety standards set out to meet UK regulatory requirements.

 

ROCKWOOL non-combustible insulation:

  • Does not produce any significant toxic gases or smoke
  • Limits fire spread
  • Protects against heat generated in a fire
  • Helps to reduce the development of a fire
Fire resilient insulation is a key element in today’s construction projects. Because we do not build or renovate as we used to do 50 years ago, being aware of the possible consequences of this change, like increased fire risks for example, is critical. Non-combustible materials have an important role to play in keeping modern buildings and their occupants safe.

Andrei-Mircea Corches

Regulatory Affairs Partner, Fire Safety at ROCKWOOL Group

Case studies

 

The challenge

The Minerva Primary Academy’s ventilation system incorporates an extensive ductwork system featuring both internal circular and external rectangular sections.

To ensure optimum performance for the system, external ductwork sections require effective insulation to protect them from changes in the ambient temperature

 

The solution

DPR Thermal specified ROCKWOOL® DuoDuct slab and Ductwrap as thermal, noise reducing and non-combustible insulation solutions for the building’s ventilation system in line with the requirements of Building Bulletin 101 (BB101) “Guidelines on Ventilation, Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality in Schools” and Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) "Acoustic Design of Schools" .

 

The results

“It goes without saying that on any education project the fire safety performance of the product is a critical consideration. We were also looking for a solution that could help minimise any noise transfer in line with BB99. Finally, it makes a big difference if the insulation that we work with is also easy to work with, saves us time and doesn’t cause us any issues on site.” - Daniel Rowan, DPR Thermal 

Minerva Primary Academy
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The ROCKWOOL Red Book

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Routes to Compliance

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Flat Roof Application Guide

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FIREPRO Book

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Firestopping Standard Details Guide

Financial support

Check out the UK government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme to see if you are eligible for any grants related to improving the fire resistance of a building.

 

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FAQs

FAQs

Is ROCKWOOL roof insulation fireproof?

Solutions are available for flat and pitch roofs that include fire resilient properties, which can help slow the spread of flames, in the event of a fire. 6

Is ROCKWOOL insulation able to maintain temperatures?

ROCKWOOL insulation is highly flexible and works in all spaces as a buffer against temperature fluctuations. As well as maintaining optimal temperature, stone wool’s thermal properties mean it can protect against mould and fungi as well. 

What is the maximum temperature ROCKWOOL insulation can withstand?

ROCKWOOL non-combustible insulation can withstand temperatures in excess of 1,000°C 8