ROCKWOOL has unveiled a new flat roof zoning tool designed to help specifiers and roofing contractors balance performance criteria, regulation compliance and design targets when choosing insulation.
Hosted on the ROCKWOOL website, the tool has been created in recognition of the increasing prominence of flat roofs in contemporary building design. The purpose of the tool is to simplify and optimise insulation design by zoning flat roofs according to how each area will be used.
Through the application, users start by drawing a plan outline of the roof, then create zones before setting properties for each area. Via the tool, incorporate details including rain noise performance (BB93); airborne noise reduction; thermal performance; and product mechanical strength.
Once inputted, the tool then recommends the best ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation for each roof zone. With time-saving at its heart, the ROCKWOOL Flat Roof Zoning Tool allows results to be easily exported for integration into wider design and specification plans. Projects can also be saved and amended later should there be changes in design or performance needs.