Isover is pleased to announce that Metac, its pitched roof rafter solution, has officially become Local Authority Building Control (LABC) registered. This certification provides specifiers and contractors with the security and assurance that Metac is fully Building Regulations compliant, making it suitable for use on local authority projects.
Metac is a glass mineral wool ‘slab on a roll’ insulation that has been specially designed for pitched roof rafter applications and delivers a range of benefits for the housebuilder, installer and homeowner. In fact, in addition to its excellent thermal properties, Metac also provides superior acoustic performance, helping to reduce external noise, such as traffic, pedestrians, planes and weather, by up to 49 dB (Rw).
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Registered Details assured compliance is a one-off certification process that proves conformity to the Building Regulations and standards across England, Wales and Scotland.
In order to achieve this accreditation, a number of key factors were assessed for Metac including safety in case of fire, health, hygiene and environment factors, energy economy and heat retention.
Chris Roughneen, Technical Manager at Isover, said: “Registering Metac with LABC increases industry confidence in its performance and reliability. LABC is the only scheme of its kind, helping to ensure product acceptance by local authorities and simplifying the submission route for a project, providing specifiers with a ready-made library of rigorously checked systems and products.”
In addition to its proven thermal and acoustic performance, Metac is also quick to install, being easy to handle and efficiently friction-fitted between rafters, minimising air gaps.