Social housing provides secure, affordable accommodation for residents across the UK. Spanning high-rise, mid-rise and single family homes, it is essential that these developments comply with the ‘Decent Homes Standard’ to ensure quality of life for occupants – guidelines which include a ‘reasonable degree of thermal comfort’.

Finding the right insulation for new-build and retrofit projects isn’t always straightforward, which is why we’ve developed a suite of resources to help social housing stakeholders find the right product for each application, and ultimately improve the lives of tenants.

The durability of stone wool

ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation products are highly resilient, durable and dimensionally stable, maintaining their thickness and shape over time. In tests, ROCKWOOL insulation has been shown to retain its insulation characteristics and properties for more than 55 years after initial installation.

By choosing ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation, social housing stakeholders will secure long-term upgrades for their estates which support building safety and tenant comfort.

To learn more about the long-term performance of non-combustible stone wool insulation, download the independent EURIMA report on the durability of mineral wool solutions here.

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Retrofit solutions

ROCKWOOL offers a range of solutions which are ideally suited for your retrofit projects. Our stone wool insulation not only improves thermal comfort, but also delivers inherent acoustic and fire-resistant properties which offer peace of mind and long-term safety to residents. Crucially, ROCKWOOL insulation improves the liveability of dwellings.

  • External Wall Insulation (EWI) – ROCKWOOL’s EWI insulation minimises heat loss from a building’s largest surfaces, its external walls, and helps to create acoustically comfortable and energy-efficient living spaces.

  • RAINSCREEN DUO SLAB® - developed specifically for use within ventilated cladding systems, RAINSCREEN DUO SLAB® is rated Euroclass A1 non-combustible and helps to create quieter living environments by reducing noise transfer into homes.

  • Loft Insulation – uninsulated attic spaces can be responsible for up to 25% of heat loss in buildings. ROCKWOOL’s range of loft insulation products, from Twin Roll for smaller builds to solutions for larger horizontal loft applications, help social housing stakeholders to minimise heat loss while delivering additional acoustic and fire-resistance benefits.

ROCKWOOL’s passive fire protection and HVAC solutions will be especially beneficial for Registered Social Landlords that are responsible for multi-dwelling properties, as they support tangible improvements to safety and quality of life.

The importance of fire safety has never been clearer, and finding the right passive fire protection solutions is essential as stakeholders begin to make more and more improvements to existing buildings, revealing areas of potential risk. What’s more, Registered Social Landlords can help their tenants to achieve savings on energy bills by taking advantage of effective HVAC insulation solutions which improve energy efficiency.

Learn more by visiting our dedicated Resource Hubs…

System Holder Enquiries

ROCKWOOL’s EWI insulation must be installed as a certified system by an approved System Holder. To learn more, and to find your local System Holder, please fill in the form and we will get in touch with you regarding your enquiry.

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