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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:11 am

Hmmm... I think they make so many different products with such similar names that anything is possible. I asked about "Sound Insulation Slab" (product 180891, 400x1200x100mm) which is what Wickes current sell. And the reply was:

Rockwool UK wrote:Donna Lewis (Support - ROCKWOOL Limited)
16 Sep, 7:27 am BST

Good Morning,

The Sound Insulation Slab is 35Kg/m3 in density.

I hope this helps.

Many Thanks and Kind Regards,

Donna M. Lewis

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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby Wonks » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:27 am

Ah, good-old reliable 35 kelvin gram rockwool.
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:52 am

Ah, I asked about 180889, to which i got the following response:
"The code you have mentioned below is Sound Insulation slab which is the equivalent to the RWA45, if you require the RW3 which is a 60kg slab then please quote 181186 ( im assuming you require 100mm thick slab) .
Thanks Nat"
Obviously not just the size that's different.
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:34 am

Weird! :headbang:
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:59 pm

Insulation Express's lorries are too tall. :(
However it looks like Jewson can do me a special order - but will take a fortnight.
Definitely making progress!
Will see what Selco can do tomorrow. :)
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby Wonks » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:16 pm

This lot offer a range of RW3 packs in various depths and quantities. https://www.buildershoponline.co.uk/
They also offer it via Amazon.
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:46 pm

Jewson and Selco and currently looking the most promising as I can go and collect it rather than having to try and find out how tall people's delivery lorries are...
Also Jewson's prices are good so I might just give myself a couple of weeks to work on fixing the sound holes before that lot turns up.
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby Kwackman » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:02 pm

Result! :thumbup: Good news.
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby Wonks » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:09 pm

Could you arrange to meet a lorry on the other side of a bridge?
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:25 pm

Wonks wrote:Could you arrange to meet a lorry on the other side of a bridge?
Two practical problems with that:
1) I think you'd have to work very hard to find a delivery company that would sign over a product to someone not at a specified delivery address.
2) The other side of the bridge is central York, where not a lot of HGV parking exists... :D
Anyway, one of Selco or Jewson should be able to provide so it will just be a balance of price vs order time.
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby Wonks » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:37 pm

Did you look at my link?
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby blinddrew » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:47 pm

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.
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby blinddrew » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:57 am

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:
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:27 am

I gather there's a national shortage of RW3 at the moment! :o
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Re: Price of RW3 Rockwool...

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:57 am

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
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