Knauf Insulation’s rock mineral wool, ThermoShell® External Wall Insulation (EWI) system has received the prestigious BBA (British Board of Agrément) certification.
BBA is the UK’s major authority, offering approval and inspection services to manufacturers, installers, construction products and systems. BBA certification is only awarded after systems or products have successfully passed a broad assessment involving laboratory testing, on-site evaluations and inspections of production. Knauf Insulation is pleased to announce that it’s ThermoShell EWI Rock Plus system has met all the requirements set out by the BBA under the European Technical Approval Guideline (ETAG) 004.
The ThermoShell EWI system is a cost effective solid wall insulation solution ideal for a wide range of buildings, including low-rise residential properties, commercial buildings and buildings which are more severely exposed to the elements.
Designed to last for the lifetime of the building, the system shields the existing façade, whether brick, stonework, concrete or clay block work, from the effects of weathering – extending the longevity of the building but also providing the opportunity to enhance and upgrade its appearance. Additionally, the system can upgrade a property to current Building Regulations and beyond, drastically reducing carbon dioxide emissions and in turn helping to significantly lower energy bills.
Phil Rigby, Product Manager for Rock Mineral Wool at Knauf Insulation comments: “Here, at Knauf Insulation, we are committed to developing sustainable solutions and systems for energy efficiency and we are delighted that our ThermoShell EWI system has met the rigorous standards required by the BBA. The certification demonstrates that our manufacturing processes are at an extremely high standard and also offers our customers another assurance of quality.
“Receiving BBA certification for our ThermoShell EWI system couldn’t have come at a better time. With the Green Deal now underway, there is an increased focus on thermally upgrading the 6.6 million solid wall properties in the UK and our ThermoShell EWI system is the ideal solution in many cases.
“When considered alongside our BBA Certified ThermoShell Internal Wall Insulation System, Knauf Insulation is now able to make an unrivalled Solid Wall offering to the refurbishment market, meeting the requirements of ECO and the Green Deal. It further confirms that Knauf Insulation is able to deliver on our ambition to be a system provider.”