Ventilated façades facilitate flexibility in building envelope design, providing an efficient and aesthetic construction method that is widely used in the UK.

While effective insulation in the through-wall build-up is key for achieving the required thermal performance, sound reduction is also becoming an increasing concern. Typically used in high-rise construction, ventilated facades are subject to stringent fire protection, with a recent change to legislation banning the use of combustible materials in the external walls of relevant buildings over 18m* (as defined by Regulation 7).

ROCKWOOL offers a range of insulation solutions for ventilated facades which simultaneously address acoustic and thermal requirements, and as a non-combustible material satisfy the latest building regulations.

To help developers, specifiers and contractors navigate routes to compliance when using ventilated facades, we have brought all our relevant technical literature and a wider suite of resources into one place – welcome to the Ventilated Facades Resource Hub.

*Ban does not apply in Scotland however separate rules apply to buildings over 11m in height.

Introducing FirePro® SP FireStop EN

New to the FirePro® range, SP FireStop EN is a linear cavity fire stopping product which increases the scope of application available from ROCKWOOL, offering up to 120 minutes integrity and insulation.

  • 120 minutes integrity and insulation in cavities up to 600mm*
  • High emissivity black foil facing
  • Tested against latest BS EN 1366-4:2021 standards 
  • Tested specifically for use with Steel Frame Systems and composite panels
  • Tested against an ‘installation from below’ scenario

SP FireStop EN

SP Fire Stop Black Foil Slabs
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Recladding with ROCKWOOL® Guide

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2.5 MB

Routes to Compliance

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Rainscreen Acoustic Reference Guide

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11.2 MB

ROCKWOOL Red Book

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2.1 MB

OSCB Contractors Guide

ROCKWOOL Facade CPDs

Technical Support Tools

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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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SP Firestop OSCB
SP Firestop OSCB

SP Firestop OSCB Datasheet

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ROCKWOOL Case Studies

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. Travel to the dedicated Ventilated Façades space within the demo room, and learn more about the performance benefits of stone wool insulation through the Strengths of Stone video series.

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