CAVITY WALL INSULATION – GLASS WOOL
Cavity wall glass wool insulation in Glasgow
Start saving money on your home heating with our cavity wall glass wool insulation! Working as both noise and thermal insulation, cavity wall glass wool insulation is a highly versatile product. Call DMS Installations in Glasgow, Scotland today to get a free quote for glass wool insulation installation.
- Environmentally sustainable
- High thermal insulation properties
- Long lifespan
Glass Wool Insulation
Cavity wall glass wool insulation is a material with a set of highly applicable physical properties that make it perfect for home insulation or industrial insulation applications. Glass wool insulation is another name for fibreglass insulation. It can sometimes be referred to as glass fibre insulation or fibreglass batts. Glass bottles are melted at extreme temperatures and then spun into fibres. The resulting material has millions of microscopic air pockets created within it, which is the main reason for glass wool insulation’s excellent insulating properties.
Glass wool insulation is produced either in rolls or in slabs. It can be produced with different thermal and mechanical properties depending on the composition and requirements. It can also be produced as a material which may be sprayed or applied in place onto the surface to be insulated. Whether used for cavity wall insulation or as loft insulation, glass wool insulation is a choice that will last and provide the kind of thermal insulation any homeowner is looking for.
Features of Glass Wool Insulation
- Glass wool insulation comes in rolls that can simply be unrolled between joists, making it very easy to install.
- It has good insulating properties, helping to keep heat in during the winter and heat out during the summer.
- It is the cheapest of all the insulation products, with rolls available from DIY shops for about £2/m2
- Glass wool insulation also provides good acoustic qualities.
- Glass wool insulation is resistant to fire.
- During the manufacture process, about 70-80% of the glass wool is produced from recycled glass.
- Glass wool insulation is resistant to insect infestation.
Mineral wool, slag wool, and glass wool make excellent thermal insulators due to their intertwined fibres that form low-density air cells within the material. Insulation may be produced as loose-fill material for insulating flat surfaces, or batts for ceilings, attics, and ducting.
Glass wool absorbs sonic energy and is often used to improve the acoustic performance of walls, ceilings, floors, and roofs.
A major advantage of glass wool products is that their fibres are non-combustible. Their use as thermal or acoustic insulation therefore contributes to the fire safety of the building or area.
Glass wool insulation is made of recycled materials such as slag, glass, and other industrial by-products. It is one of the most energy-efficient building materials: the energy saved from its use as a thermal insulator quickly eclipses the cost of its sourcing and manufacture.
Earthwool Universal Roll
Earthwool Universal Roll is a flexible glass mineral wool quilt which is lightweight, resilient and non-combustible. The rolls are 1140mm wide and are either partially perforated or fully cut to produce either 2 rolls 570mm wide or 3 rolls 380mm wide. Knauf Earthwool Universal Roll is easy to handle and install, being lightweight and easily cut to size, where necessary. It is supplied in polythene packs which are designed for short term protection only. For longer term protection on site, the product should be stored either indoors, or under cover and off the ground. Knauf Earthwool Universal Roll should not be left permanently exposed to the elements.
Superwall 32 Cavity Wall Batt
Superglass Superwall 32 is a British Board of Agrément (BBA) approved, non-combustible and water repellent glass mineral wool insulation cavity wall batt. The flexible batt is supplied at 455mm wide to allow easy installation between standard vertical wall tie spacings and minimum on-site cutting and waste. Superglass Superwall 32 is designed to provide thermal insulation in full-fill or partial fill external masonry cavity walls up to 25m in height. Superwall 32 is BBA approved for use in all UK exposure zones (subject to conditions detailed in the BBA Certificate and NHBC Standards).