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.

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Routes to Compliance

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Rainscreen Acoustic Reference Guide

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OSCB Contractors Guide


Technical Support Tools

ROCKWOOL Case Studies

Virtual Demonstration

Step into the ROCKWOOL online stand to experience our rainscreen solutions in virtual application. Take control in the 3D tour to explore the through-wall build-ups and learn more about our dual-density technology and firestop cavity barriers.

ROCKWOOL UK Virtual Stand