Brick manufacturer Ibstock and insulation manufacturer Rockwool, have joined forces to launch BrickShield®, a new insulated external wall cladding system.
This means solid wall constructions can be insulated, while still maintaining traditional brick finishes.
The new system has been specifically designed for the renovation and thermal insulation of both domestic and commercial existing buildings. It combines a brick slip from Ibstock with a highly durable insulation board from Rockwool to give the appearance of traditional brick, while improving the U-values to as low as 0.25 W/m²K or better and eliminating cold bridging.
Andy Batterham, Product Innovation Manager at Ibstock, said: “In the UK alone there are approximately six and a half million dwellings which have solid walls and are typically poorly insulated. Our new system, BrickShield®, provides a quick and practical solution which not only improves a building’s thermal performance, but vastly improves its external appearance and pro-longs its useful life.
Scott Townsend, Product and Service Consultant at Rockwool, said: “Cavity wall and loft insulation only tackle half the problem, which is why we have worked with Ibstock to develop an alternative.
“Our new product qualifies for grants such the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) and the Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT), which means homeowners can improve their homes, without disruption and at a reduced cost. With piece of mind from our installed approved contractors, this product couldn’t have come at a better time for developers and housing associations.”
Available in a range of standard and premium brick slips to suit virtually any location, the BrickShield® system is installed by qualified approved contractors with minimal disruption to building occupants. It provides long life performance, with a 25 year system guarantee, as well as excellent durability and can add to the overall fire protection performance of the building.