DESIGNING A HEALTHCARE BUILDING
Knauf Insulation has launched a new Health Sector Guide, which provides designers of healthcare projects with detailed information on meeting the regulatory requirements relating to the specification of insulation, including energy performance criteria.
The guide focuses on thermal, acoustic and fire protection insulation solutions for the constructional elements and service systems of new and refurbished hospitals. As the only UK based manufacturer offering all types of insulation, Knauf Insulation is able to provide impartial advice, based on the differing properties of the alternative products.
From flat and pitched roofs to external masonry walls, the guide sets out the current and future regulations, specific to health sector buildings, and recommends system solutions in order to achieve the required performance standards.
Fire performance is a particularly key area due to the vulnerability of hospital inhabitants and the guide provides a detailed explanation of the specific solutions that enhance a building’s fire protection. In addition, the specific insulation requirements for acoustic effectiveness that are in line with the HTM standards are set out, covering the design characteristics for rain noise, reverberation, airborne sound transfer and impact sound reduction of noise generated by movement between various rooms, wards, and corridors within a hospital.
“The Health Sector Guide provides detailed information and advice, yet is also very easy to navigate through,” comment Tony Corcoran, Market Manager – Buildings: Non Residential at Knauf Insulation. “With advice on the required regulations, specific construction diagrams covering roof, wall & floor applications as well as the sustainable benefits of certain insulation types such as mineral wool, the Health Sector Guide contains all the information and advice a specifier will need when designing a healthcare building.”
For further information on The Health Sector Guide or any of Knauf Insulation’s products, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08700 668 660.
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Notes to editors:
Knauf Insulation is the UK’s leading manufacturer of insulation products, and the only producer of four types of insulation: glass and rock mineral wool, extruded polystyrene (XPS) and extruded polyethylene (XPE) in the UK under the brand names; Crown®, Rocksilk® and Polyfoam®. In the UK, the company employs around 500 people at its four manufacturing plants at St Helens, Queensferry, Cwmbran and Hartlepool. Knauf Insulation is part of the Knauf Group – a global corporation delivering products and services including: building materials and systems based on gypsum and gypsum-related products, thermal insulation, sound insulation and fire protection materials, limestone and lime products, chalk and cement related products and plant engineering.
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