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Isover addresses renovation market

28 Sep 12 Saint-Gobain Isover has launched a range of insulation products designed for renovation applications.

Isover says that the products make it easier and faster to install insulation, and to improve the thermal and acoustic performance of the built environment.

The new range currently comprises two products: Isover Renovation Roll Acoustic and Isover Renovation Roll Thermal. The rolls can be used in various renovation scenarios including:

  • internal partition walls and floors
  • separating walls and floors
  • external wall and room-in-the-roof thermal upgrades
  • ground floor suspended timber floor upgrades.

As a result installers do not need to purchase multiple products to complete a project which involves the renovation of a number of different building elements.

Because of the glass mineral wool, they naturally mould to uneven cavities, Isover says. This makes the insulation easy to install, leaving no gaps and therefore reducing the amount of acoustic or thermal bridging through building elements. Each roll is pre-perforated to fit 400mm and 600mm centre applications so they fit between standard joist and stud spacing, speeding up the installation process.

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Isover Renovation Roll Thermal has been declared to have a thermal conductivity of 0.035W/mK as tested to BS EN 13162, while testing has revealed that adding 50mm of

Isover Renovation Roll Acoustic to the cavity of a standard internal partition wall will improve the acoustic performance by up to 6dB. As with all Saint-Gobain Isover solutions, both products also have a Euroclass A1 fire rating so they are totally non-combustible.  

Innovation and product manager Tom Cox said: “These latest solutions will offer the renovation marketplace two glass mineral wool products that have the ability to meet thermal and acoustic requirements in multiple residential renovation applications.  Both are quick and easy to install and also effectively meet the requirements of Building Regulations. With increased focus on renovation it’s vital that manufacturers like Saint-Gobain Isover provide solutions which will help meet the retrofit challenge and assist homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.”

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