Residents of Marwood Towers in Liverpool are benefitting from improvements to the energy efficiency of their building and lower fuel bills thanks to the installation of Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool RainScreen Slab BGV, as part of a major refurbishment and new build of the 15-storey residential tower block for the over 55s, the company says.
Stuart Belfield, operations director at Willmott Partnership Homes, said: “Our aim was to ensure that the one and two bedroom properties were as energy efficient as possible, which helps to minimise operational running costs for the landlord and residents. We also needed to minimise the carbon footprint of the building. As such, we specified Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool RainScreen Slab BGV as they have an excellent thermal conductivity – allowing us to achieve a U-value of 0.3."
Knauf Insulation says that its RainScreen Slab BGV are lightweight and Euroclass A1 non-combustible. They have “excellent water resistance”, acting as a further defence against the rain penetration of a building.www.knaufinsulation.co.uk