What is mineral wool insulation and what are the benefits?

Finding the type of insulation needed requires research
Finding the type of insulation needed requires research (Image credit: Getty Images)

Those wanting to know: 'what is mineral wool insulation' have come to the right place. Here we explain what this building material is made from as well as all of its benefits compared to other key insulation choices.

Insulation is of course a hot topic for self builders due to new environmental legislation for building regs, to say nothing of the importance of energy efficiency in the face of sky-high energy costs.

Matthew Prowse
Matthew Prowse

Matthew is specification and housing director for Knauf Insulation, the UK’s largest supplier of insulation for newbuild homes.

During his twenty-plus years in construction, Matthew has seen in numerous iterations of industry regulations and has first-hand knowledge of what’s required to adapt successfully.

Heading up Knauf Insulation’s specification team, Matthew now supports architects, main contractors, and housebuilders across the UK and Ireland, to achieve compliance in the way that best meets their individual needs.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.