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The Benefits of Wool

POSTED: 19 November 2014 in Category:

Wool is nature’s miracle fibre. Individual wool fibres have hollow spaces or, medulla, which decreases thermal conductivity and gives it outstanding insulation performance. The wool fibre has a natural crimp or “springiness” which gives it natural loft and ability to entrap air which makes it the perfect natural insulator.

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Wool is nature’s miracle fibre. Individual wool fibres have hollow spaces or, medulla, which decreases thermal conductivity and gives it outstanding insulation performance. The wool fibre has a natural crimp or “springiness” which gives it natural loft and ability to entrap air which makes it the perfect natural insulator.

Healthy Option
Wool is a protein fibre similar in structure to human hair. It is biodegradable and non-toxic. Wool insulation is the preferred option for people who suffer allergies. Unlike fibreglass products, wool will not release small fragments of fibre into the air which can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive people. Wool does not produce toxic fumes and unlike fibreglass, wool can easily be installed without any special safety equipment.

The natural air-conditioner
Wool has the unique ability to moderate the humidity inside your home. When the external temperature drops and the amount of moisture in the air increases, wool absorbs this increase keeping the indoor environment stable and comfortable. In summer wool helps to create a cooler, pleasant living environment.

Lower embodied energy
The fundamental requirement in sustainable products is the capacity to limit energy use in its production. 100% Wool Insulation uses a fraction of the energy of a comparable manmade material.

Security of supply
Wool is one of the earth’s most sustainable resources; It is an annually shorn and replenished resource. The amount of Wool available to supply the global appetite is only limited by the number of sheep farmed across the planet.

Long life material
Wool can last for many hundreds of years without losing its resilience or structure. This is historically exemplified in wool carpet, which can resist footfall in high traffic areas without losing either its appearance or its robust ability to function.

100% biodegradable
Wool is a long-life fibre, maintaining its moisture retention properties and flexibility for many years. It will then biodegrade in soil without harm to the planet and the environment, fulfilling optimum life-cycle benefits

Absorbs Toxins
Wool acts as a natural filter. It also has the ability to absorb formaldehyde and other indoor air pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide (which come from gas appliances) thus providing a clean and healthy indoor air environment for your home.

Environmentally Friendly
Wool is a renewable and sustainable natural resource which is biodegradable, and New Zealand grows the best wool in the world. Most of our wool insulation products can be recycled and some of them have already been recycled, so it is the perfect green solution for home insulation needs.

Sound Absorbent
Our natural wool products possess excellent sound absorbing qualities effectively reducing noise transmission from within and outside of your building.

Grown in New Zealand
Green Sheep® supply and install wool which is grown and manufactured in New Zealand.

Fire resistance
Wool has a higher fire resitance than most other insulation products.  Wool will not burn but melt away from the ignition source and extinguish itself.


 

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