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Install Sheep Wool Insulation for a Healthy Body and Environment

May 09, 2017

Install Sheep Wool Insulation for a Healthy Body and Environment

It has been aptly marked by someone that we get the output as per the input supplied. The same is applicable in terms of insulating our homes. As we strive to drive awareness followed by respecting sustainability cum good health, these techniques provide an inroad to sustainable products that can contribute to good overall health within a building.

Why Go Sheepwool for Insulation?

Sheepwool Insulation or as it is known also by Natural Insulation contributes a lot in the reduction of heat loss thus saving money on heating bills. Apart from that, you will be astonished by the comfortable climate that Sheep Wool insulation will serve as a buffer between the exterior and interior environments by controlling heat loss, air humidity and nasty chemicals floating through the air that you cannot see. Yes, Sheepwool Insulation absorbs all the nasty chemicals in the air and purifies it.

Present-day, people are starting to understand the benefits of sheep wool insulation for their homes. Simply because of the above reasons but still there are so many out there that do not realise why you would use Sheep wool insulation and these people just look at the price tag and not the real benefits over existing Glasswool or Rockwool products.

Why Natural Wool is a Preferred Insulation Over other Materials?

If somebody asks you to name the material that is safe for the user as well as the environment, your answer will definitely be none other than sheep wool. With the conductivity of wool being 0.039W/mK and better, it has been rated as the best in comparison to others. With its low conductivity, it really becomes difficult to pass heat from one side to another.

As sheep wool insulation is able to absorb moisture naturally from the atmosphere, there remains no need for vapour barriers as the cortex is hydrophilic. As a result, it easily absorbs a good amount of moisture. Also, the material can be easily placed between joists and directly on top of the ceiling. Though spacing between joists varies from one house to another, but generally a distance of 370mm is considered to be the average.

Installation of Sheep Insulation – Made Easy

It is better to leave a gap of about 50mm between the insulation and say a roof covering to allow the ease of air circulation through the attic. You may also place the insulation under electrical wiring in order to avoid unnecessary overheating. As sheep wool insulation is very much easy in terms of handling, by following some basic instructions it will become easier in its installation. First of all, it is advised to take enough sheep wool up into the attic in one go in order to complete the job without the need to keep going up and down to get more rolls. Also, you may spread it around for ease in terms of accessing. In order to provide the best support, it is best to place kneeling boards across ceiling joists. By starting at the furthest point from the attic door you will be able to work your way out of the attic. It's also easy to block ventilated eaves so be aware of these when insulating and leave enough space for your air to travel between the insulation and roof.

Amount of Insulation – Depends Upon the House Type

You may take help of positioning sticks in order to lay rolls to reach towards difficult areas. But at the time of installation, be careful regarding the fact that gas vent and exhaust fans do not get covered. It is a good idea to leave a gap of around 50mm all-around chimneys, recessed lights and flues to let easy breathing of these facilities. It's easy to get carried away and a bit lazy when insulating in the hard to reach areas and cover these facilities but be vigilant and make sure you take the time out to ensure you don't, even if your back is aching from bending into these areas.

In order to fit gaps along uneven widths in joists or rafters, it is advised to trim rolls to fit best. Finally, fixing a small roll of sheep wool on the top of your attic cover/door will lead to a successful completion of the job. One thing to note is that the amount of insulation required will solely depend upon the type of house you have. Standard thickness required in the UK is 270mm but most people will install 300mm as it's just as easy, 150mm x 2 or 3 x 100mm overlaid in opposite directions.

How Clean Is Your Sheep Wool Insulation?

Our 100% Sheepwool insulation goes through a rigorous cleaning process during manufacture to ensure your wool reaches you in perfect condition. No chemicals are used during this process other than warm soapy water to clean the insulation in a number of baths over time.

Our 100% Sheep Wool has become highly popular in both UK as well as Irish markets due to high humid climate and the products ability to assist in the regulation of moisture / humidity and the products ability to absorb VOC’s.

No other insulation product on the market can do this hence this is why Sheep wool insulation is a must for any home or building.

Insulation4less are the industry experts on all sheep wool and natural insulation products. Feel free to give us a call to discuss and our experts will be more than happy to assist in answering any questions you may have. By simply clicking this link insulation4less.co.uk, you can fetch the best Natural insulation products that will meet your needs at the fullest. We offer Free Delivery nationwide for orders above £300.




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