Saint-Gobain Isover is introducing a new pitched roof range, Metac, to the UK market.
The lightweight, glass mineral wool solution is described by the company as, ‘a highly cost-effective form of insulation for habitable roof spaces and offers excellent thermal and acoustic properties’.
The Metac range has been desigend to be easy to handle, cut, and install, and can be friction fitted between rafters. This helps to eliminate air gaps and ensures optimal thermal and acoustic performance in a building. The range is self-supporting, which means it won’t slump or give way when being installed between the rafters.
Stuart Dumbarton, Senior Product Manager, Isover, commented: “The industry is experiencing price inflation with certain rigid foam insulation materials, due to the increasing cost of chemicals used in their manufacture. Add into the mix issues with restricted availability and we’re seeing more customers actively seeking out more cost effective and readily available solutions for pitched roof rafter applications, such as glass mineral wool.
“The Metac range has excellent mechanical properties and is much easier to accurately fit between rafters than rigid foam boards. With a thermal conductivity of 0.034W/mK and a choice of thicknesses and installation options, specifiers can meet a wide range of U-values and reduce heating costs for homeowners.”