Sustainability

InstaGroup develops sustainable and environmentally-friendly acoustic solutions for the construction industry. Our systems are manufactured from recycled and ecologically managed materials that will last for the life of the building.

Working to lessen our environmental impact

We do more than reduce sound and impact in buildings. We also reduce the environmental impact of construction.

Many of our durable acoustic systems are manufactured from recycled rubber tyres, and our wooden components are made from traceable and sustainable sources of timber. Our environmental management system is certified ISO 14001.

Re-using and recycling

Our unique acoustic flooring uses a rubber cradle and wooden batten system. We prevent thousands of worn tyres from going to landfill every year by manufacturing the rubber components from recycled vehicle tyres. Our recent projects at South Quay Plaza and Sheffield used the equivalent of over 13,500 car tyres. At the end of a building’s life our rubber crumb products can be recycled again, without losing their integrity or quality.

The wooden battens for the C40 cradle and batten system are obtained from FSC certified sustainable forests as part of our commitment to environmental responsibility.

Supporting sustainable construction

InstaGroup has been working with the construction industry for over 25 years. We are certified to ISO 9001 standard, delivering products and services that consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements while demonstrating our commitment to continuous improvement.

We’re dedicated to reducing waste material, and we’re proud to deliver genuine ‘Cradle-to-Cradle’ products which are guaranteed for 60 years of use.

Reducing CO2

Our lightweight cradle and batten systems can be levelled on site without the need for concrete screeds. This not only reduces the structural loadings on the building, it reduces transportation and energy usage. Using less concrete means reduced carbon dioxide emissions and lower levels of embodied carbon in the construction.

InstaGroup acoustic flooring can be supplied with an integral underfloor heating system to further support energy efficiency.

InstaGroup C40 - the unique rubber crumb cradle

INFOGRAPHIC TWO

Calculation based on C40/25 @ 11.8 cradles per m2

RUBBER CRADLE IMAGE

C40 acoustic cradle

– guaranteed for 60 years
– manufactured from recycled vehicle tyres
– cradle-to-cradle – fully recyclable

INFOGRAPHIC ONE

Calculation based on C40/25 @ 11.8 cradles per m2

C40 environmentally responsible

BUILDING IMAGE

South Quay Plaza, London, UK
410,000 Cradles
113,081 car tyres saved from landfill

South Bank Place 3/4, London,UK
305,000 Cradles =
8,243 car tyres saved from landfill

C40 wooden battens

TREE IMAGE

Sourced from FSC certified
sustainable forests

InstaGroup is ISO14001 accredited

FSC LOGO

C40 eliminates the need for concrete screed

CONCRETE MIXER

C40 can be levelled on site
requires no concrete screed

Reduction in:
structural loadings
lorry movements
energy usage and greenhouse gasses

Environmental benefits of C40 cradle and batten

LORRY TYRE

Rubber crumb cradles prevent tyres going to landfill

RECYCLE ICON

Fully recyclable
‘cradle-to-cradle’ products

LORRY

Reduced structural loads
and lorry movements

CO2 CLOUD

Lower levels of greenhouse
gases and embodied carbon

Download our C40 acoustic cradle infographic