Sustainable and natural insulation and building products are suitable for all types of buildings, but particularly for solid wall constructions where control of moisture is necessary (breathable). For this reason they are indispensable in the renovation of historic and traditional buildings.
We supply a range of natural insulation products which provide a healthier alternative to modern materials, and can be used across many of the same range of applications required for renovation or new build applications.
Sheep’s wool insulation is a healthy, natural alternative to fibreglass and rock wool and helps to actively regulate water vapour and humidity (hygroscopic).
Wood fibre boards and cork boards are breathable insulation boards made from sustainable sources which offer excellent improvements and are a sympathetic alternative to modern foil backed boards and polystyrene.
Foam glass aggregate is made purely from recycled glass and has the added benefits of being free-draining, load bearing and unaffected by frost (to name a few).
Insulating renders (such as ecoCORK) offers an improvement on thermal insulation where the fixing of boards may not be possible, practical or permitted (e.g. properties in a conservation area which cannot be fitted with boards).
Concern is growing over the environmental impact of many modern products. There is now an awareness of issues such as tropical deforestation and ‘Sick Building Syndrome’.
Indoor pollution and allergies are an important consideration these days. In terms of energy and toxicity, buildings and constructions are some of the most wasteful and polluting areas of modern life.
This situation can be changed and sustainable, natural insulation and building products are part of the solution.