Separating walls are walls between adjoining buildings eg. houses, and are also called “party” walls. The thermal performance of a party wall can be maximised by completely filling the cavity in order to prevent the chimney effect that occurs in an uninsulated cavity.
The building designer should also consider the use of cavity barriers at the edge of the party wall cavity.Insulated party walls using mineral wool significantly enhance acoustic performance, acting as a barrier to unwanted noise from neighbouring buildings.
Why Mineral Wool?
Using mineral between adjoining buildings to fill the cavity is the only solution that combines thermal, acoustic and fire performance, reducing energy costs, providing fire safety and maximising comfort.
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