Jubilee Wharf, Penryn
Specialist sustainable development architect, the ZEDfactory and contractors Midas were required by their client, property developers, Robotmother Ltd, to come up with a stone mineral wool solution to fully fill cavity walls in the Jubilee Wharf, Penryn, Cornwall development project.
In keeping with the development and ZEDfactory’s ethos of creating environmentally friendly buildings and the reduction of carbon emissions that are a cause of climate change, they required a stone mineral wool product with a low environmental impact as an essential part of this project.
The project is a mixed use scheme comprising a nursery, bar/café, offices, live aboard facilities, external public spaces and landscaping, 12 rented workspaces and six residential units with external balconies
Knauf Insulation supplied 2,500m² of 100mm Rocksilk DriTherm Cavity Slab which was installed in three layers to the £3 million riverside development.
Rocksilk DriTherm Cavity Slab is free from CFCs, HFCs and any other material with ozone depletion potential in their manufacture and content and represents a true low environmental impact product. Rocksilk DriTherm Cavity Slab is odourless, rot proof, non-hygroscopic, does not sustain vermin and will not encourage the growth of fungi, mould or bacteria. It contains a water repellent additive to ensure that no liquid water is able to pass through the slab and reach the inner masonry and is dimensionally stable under varying conditions of temperature and humidity.
Lightweight and easily cut to size, Rocksilk DriTherm Cavity Slab is easy to handle and install. The Slabs are compression packed together in Knauf Insulation’s innovative packaging method, Supakube, which uses advanced compression technology and strong packaging materials ensuring the product is easy to transport and store.