Sheep wool

Using wool as a sustainable option for eco kit home insulation.

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Wool is a natural and sustainable product which is 100% bio-degradable. No chemicals are needed in the process of making wool bats for insulation.
Wool is not likely to cause allergic reactions. Some people have allergic reactions to lanolin, the natural oil in wool, when in direct contact with their skin. However the wool will be separated from the habitants and this allergy would only appear during direct skin contact.
Researchers have found that millions of little air pockets are formed when compressing wool fibres. It is this air that regulates temperature beautifully.
Another quality of wool is that it can absorb moisture from the air, keeping timber, brick or concrete structures dry.
No formaldehyde is used to make wool insulation.
Wool is fire resistant thanks to the levels of moisture in its fibres. This means that fire retardants aren’t needed. In small fires wool is self-extinguishing.

Pros:

  • Renewable
  • Resilient
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Temperature regulator
  • Absorbs moisture
  • Durable
  • No formaldehyde
  • Self-extinguishing/ Flame retardant
  • Safe to install

Cons:

  • Animal cruelty through “mulesing”
  • More expensive
  • Use of pesticides and fungicides while sheep dipping.