Creating buildings that are safe and sound

Acoustics is a fundamental element in any building design. Whether it’s to create a sound learning environment for education, a calm space in healthcare, a peaceful home to live in, or to prevent building operations causing a disturbance.

Minimising sound transfer and controlling reverberation are not only key for regulation compliance, they are also central to delivering buildings that are fit for purpose.

This resource hub brings all our specialist acoustics resources into a single place, helping you to better understand the role of building acoustics – and how ROCKWOOL non-combustible stone wool insulation can be used to renovate or construct buildings that are safe as well as sound.

The ROCKWOOL Red Book

Use the ROCKWOOL Red Book to further develop your understanding of acoustic principles in building design and navigating the relevant acoustic building regulations in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Backed by acoustic test data, use the ROCKWOOL Red Book to determine the ROCKWOOL insulation that will deliver the sound reduction and control that you need.

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ROCKWOOL Acoustic Calculator

ROCKWOOL Acoustic CPDs

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Rainscreen Acoustic Reference Guide
Rainscreen Acoustic Reference Guide

Ventilated rainscreen systems offer a number of significant benefits. However, determining the actual level of acoustic performance through these lightweight systems can be a challenge. This technical bulletin will look at the impact of living and working in a noisy urban environment and why there is a need for a more reliable source of acoustically tested external cladding systems.

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Flat Roof Acoustic Reference Guide
Flat Roof Acoustic Reference Guide
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Technical Guidebook Domestic Section 5 - Noise - Scotland
Technical Guidebook Domestic Section 5 - Noise - Scotland
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ROI Technical Guidance Document E (2014)
ROI Technical Guidance Document E (2014)
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Approved Document E
Approved Document E
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Good Growth, Quiet Buildings
Good Growth, Quiet Buildings

Exploring the impact of noise in a growing city and solutions in the built environment

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UKGBC Policy Playbook (VERSION 1.5: March 2020)
UKGBC Policy Playbook (VERSION 1.5: March 2020)

Driving sustainability in new homes - a resource for local authorities

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Building Regulations

ROCKWOOL Case Studies

Frequently Asked Acoustic Questions

What acoustic qualities does ROCKWOOL insulation have?
What dB rating can I achieve with ROCKWOOL insulation?
How do I reduce noise from next door?
Can I use my Sound Insulation slab for a thermal application or do I need to buy the Thermal slab?
I am insulating a music room. What products do you recommend?
How do I reduce noise from next door?
How do I reduce noise from downstairs?
Can ROCKWOOL help reduce noise transmitted through pipes and air conditioning systems, or from plant and machinery?
What is the difference between Sound Slab, Flexi and RWA45?
Can I use Sound Slab in a thermal application?
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ROCKWOOL 360 - A Virtual Demonstration

ROCKWOOL 360 is a virtual 3D environment in which you can see, hear, and learn about our products on your terms. Step into the Sound Pod to experience the difference that stone wool makes, and see our products in action on the Fire Rig and Thermal Demo. You can also take a tour of the demo room to see ROCKWOOL solutions in application.

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