A new £10m, 105ft air traffic control building at Birmingham Airport is using Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool RainScreen Slab. The product was chosen for its thermal and acoustic performance, as well as the technical advice, U-value calculations and condensation analysis provided by the manufacturer.

Luke Cresswell, designer at main contractor Simco External Framing Solutions, commented: “The U-value calculations were extremely important as they helped us to integrate our rainscreen system design with the rest of the building and with the client’s design team. We have worked with Knauf Insulation many times before and we knew they would deliver accurate calculations quickly and efficiently.”

Earthwool RainScreen Slab is a rock mineral wool slab containing a water repellent additive. The slabs knit together with no need to tape the joints, ensuring maximum acoustic and thermal performance with no air gaps – ideal for the curved walls of the funnel shaped control tower. It is also non-combustible and has the highest Euroclass A1 reaction to fire rating, as well as excellent sound absorption performance – both key considerations for safety and comfort within the busy airport environment.

For more information visit www.knaufinsulation.co.uk