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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:37 pm
by Wonks
Did you look at my link?

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:47 pm
by blinddrew
I did, but at over £40 a pack that's going to cost me about £60 more than Jewsons.
I can be patient for that much.

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:57 am
by blinddrew
Well Jewsons have come through in the end with the cheapest price and by far the best service. I can wait a few days for them to get it in stock for that kind of response. :thumbup:

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:27 am
by Hugh Robjohns
I gather there's a national shortage of RW3 at the moment! :o

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:57 am
by Sam Spoons
It's a knock on effect of the SOS regulars recommending acoustic treatment as the first step too a good recording room. If we'd suggested a good coffee machine I wonder if there'd be a shortage of Tassimo pods? :D

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:11 am
by blinddrew
Hugh Robjohns wrote:I gather there's a national shortage of RW3 at the moment! :o
did not need to know this. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:20 am
by Hugh Robjohns
:lol: I know... I'm trying to secure a few packs myself at the moment and am having trouble finding someone that genuinely does have it in stock and doesn't require me to buy an entire pallet load!

H

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:28 am
by blinddrew
I recommend Jewsons! :D

Maybe we should have put in a bulk order for SOS forumites?

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:39 am
by Luke W
There's definitely been some sort of issue going on for a while, Jewsons were struggling to get hold of any at all when I needed an extra couple of packs a few months ago.

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:22 pm
by Sam Spoons
This has been going on for a while, I had the same problems when I did my refurb two years ago :headbang:

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:28 pm
by blinddrew
Apparently there's a world-wide shortage of rock...

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:46 pm
by Sam Spoons
Don't tell Lemmy :silent:

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:03 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
We need a new exploding volcano to generate some new basalt...

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:48 pm
by Sam Spoons
Oh, do tell Lemmy then

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:51 pm
by molecular
Oh nice to see a very old thread of mine resurrected!

In the end, fwiw, I have in years since done much as Drew and ordered them in through builder's merchant (Rembrand did better than Jewson in the end, if anyone has one nearby). But it's always a special order.

Either way even for a single pack it was way less than studiospares.

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:01 pm
by Sam Spoons
Sheffield Insulation in Trafford Park had RW3 in stock but not in the thickness I needed, ordering the correct thickness took a few days only and they were happy to sell me the quantity I needed. It was normally a stock item but had sold out. I was able to collect as they were only 10 mins from home too.

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:33 am
by Studio Support Gnome
Knauf earthwool is 60kg also equally viable...

don't just go asking for rock wool

ask for mineral wool to meet the spec, of 45 or 60kg, NOT by brand name... ideally in 1200x600x100 slabs... but if they can only do 50 or 70mm , take it and learn to love cutting the stuff.

Rockwool is a brand name, but bears of little brain in builders merchants rarely bother finding equivalents when you've given them a product name, unless your order is a significant quantity.

there are other possibilities as well....

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:59 am
by Luke W
That's good to know, I was offerered the Knauf stuff as an alternative when I was getting prices. I checked the specs and it looked to me like it would do the trick but I wasn't sure if I was missing something.

Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:12 am
by blinddrew
Cheers SSG, like Luke i did wonder about that but I think I've got a decent price in the end, and somewhere with no delivery issues.
And the slight delay gives me chance to work on my earlier balls-up.