Knauf Insulation joins Project Next to promote sustainable building solutions at DesignBUILD

News posted on 14.03.2014

PRESS RELEASE

14th March 2014

KNAUF INSULATION JOINS PROJECT NEXT TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE BUILDING SOLUTIONS AT DESIGNBUILD

Knauf Insulation has been confirmed as the latest supplier to be showcased on Project Next, the standout feature at this year’s DesignBUILD exhibition, 2-4 April 2014.

Created to showcase the industry’s leading innovative sustainable solutions currently in demand, Project Next will demonstrate in-situ building products that can be used as sustainable solutions for energy efficient, thermally comfortable and healthy buildings.

Knauf Insulation will be displaying its new range of insulation solutions for metal frame and masonry cavity walls and green roofs.

Earthwool® insulation has been available in Australia since 2009 and has provided builders and households with a choice of high quality glasswool insulation that is super-soft and easier to handle. Made using recycled glass bottles and with the revolutionary ECOSE® Technology binder, which contains no added formaldehyde, petro-based chemicals or bleaches, Earthwool benefits from reduced embodied energy and delivers superior environmental sustainability, and has a GreenTag Level A rating.

Earthwool wall batts will be showcased within a metal frame structure and a new ‘silicone treated’ product called Earthwool DriTherm will also be shown in a masonry cavity wall display. Earthwool DriTherm is the leading cavity wall product in the United Kingdom and is designed for arduous wet conditions. DriTherm is ideal for keeping the inside brickwork warm in winter, and also preventing heat transfer from the outside brickwork in summer. This proven solution is backed by a 50 year guarantee.

Knauf Insulation will also reveal their glasswool solution for existing cavity walls. Supafil®, is a loose glasswool insulation that can be blown into the cavities of existing masonry cavity walls in order to improve the thermal performance. For new build walls, Jet Stream® MAX will be shown as another blow-in solution that is suitable for metal and timber frame structures. Jet Stream Max, is blown behind a translucent fabric – Blow In Blanket (BIB) and completely fills gaps and voids to ensure high thermal performance.

Finally, Knauf Insulation will also be displaying its new ClimaFoam™ Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Board. The lightweight, high performing board has a high compressive strength and is water resistant making it ideal for applications such as green roofs. 

Claire Cunliffe, Marketing Manager at Knauf Insulation said: “We are pleased to be invited to be part of Project Next in order to promote our sustainable insulation solutions to the construction industry. At Knauf Insulation we see sustainability as a journey not a destination and this is evident in the investments we make to improve the sustainable credentials of our products and manufacturing processes.

“We are also dedicated to educating homeowners about the benefits of improving the energy efficiency of their home and the contribution that insulation can make. In the winter of 2013  we took the opportunity to insulate every viable building in Birdsville, in order to help residents live in a more comfortable home when the town faces heat extremes.”

For more information visit Knauf Insulation on the Project Next stand at DesignBuild, 2-4 April at the Melbourne Convention Centre or visitwww.knaufinsulation.com.au.

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