ROCKWOOL® Supports Contractors in Managing Flat Roofs Fire Risk

New whitepaper explores how to improve fire performance in the fifth façade.

With roofs maintaining their prominent role in contemporary building design, ROCKWOOL has released a new whitepaper exploring how roofing contractors and specifiers can manage fire risk when planning and installing flat roofs.

The ‘Flat Roofs: Managing fire risk in the fifth façade’ report addresses misconceptions around testing protocols and material fire classification ratings, plus examines the rise in roof fires and the resulting social and economic impact. The whitepaper, which is available to download at then outlines specification best practice for flat roof insulation and how to futureproof the building envelope in line with expected changes to Building Regulations.

Will Wigfield, Product Manager at ROCKWOOL, commented: “This report explores the risks of exposed flat roofs, delves into the effects of prominent fires, and then advises roofing contractors and specifiers on selecting materials that will help protect lives and the remaining building structure in case of fire.”

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