Superglass was founded in 1987 manufacturing in Stirling, Scotland. In 2005 Superglass became the UK’s leading manufacturer of glass mineral wool insulation. In 2017, Superglass became part of the TN International group of companies, a global leader in the manufacture of building supplies. Superglass supplies high-quality products whilst remaining sustainable. Superglass’s waste and fibre waste are recycled to prevent going to the sewer or landfill; advances in their melting process mean they use less energy during production; products are compress-packed to around one-ninth of their original volume, reducing transport costs and the amount of packaging. Superglass products are made from up to 84% recycled glass, which reduces waste disposal and saves valuable resources – giving Superglass products a Generic BRE Green Guide rating of A+.
Superglass manufactures insulation materials including loft roll, cavity wall batt, acoustic rolls, and slabs.
Thermal insulations primary benefits are its ability to limit heat transfer in a within a residential or commercial building, making it warmer in winter and cooler in summer to reduce the need for heating and cooling which will reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. When thermal insulation is installed correctly it can save you up to 20% on energy bills and increase the levels of comfort.
Acoustic insulation works by absorbing sound energy. Glass mineral wool improves the acoustic performance of walls, floors and roofs and limits noise transfer within a structure, between two buildings or to the outside of the building.
Superglass products are classified as non-combustible with a Reaction to Fire Classification A1 when tested to BS EN 13501-1. Glass mineral wool contributes to the safety of the building and provides in-built fire protection.
What is loft insulation?
Loft insulation is a fibreglass material which is made up of 84% recycled glass. It is a lightweight, non-combustible, flexible sheet which is used as a barrier to keep the heat in your residential or commercial building. It provides great thermal conductivity and fire performance.
How is it installed?
Loft insulation is laid in between the joists in the loft and then cross-laid over the joists. The recommended depth for new build insulations is 270mm. Always seek professional guidance before purchasing insulation materials for your loft to ensure you get the correct material suited for the building and always call a building / construction professional.
The type of insulation you purchase and how you install the product for your home or work environment can depend on the size of space, the ventilation in your loft, if your loft has existing damp, if your loft has existing loft insulation installed, electrical wiring, if the loft is a living space and, if the roof is pitched or flat.
What are the benefits?
A third of the heat from an average house if lost though the loft / roof when insulation is not installed or installed incorrectly. When installed correctly the insulation should last for as long as the building does. It will increase comfort levels within your home or commercial building and can save you money on energy bills. It will also increase your homes energy efficiency rating and reduce you homes carbon footprint.