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Insulation series: Sheep's wool insulation

CIS Insight 09/2018

NBS, 2018
Insulation series: Sheep's wool insulation

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CIS Insight

Abstract

While glass wool blanket insulation (made from recycled bottles) remains the most common type of insulation from the wool category used in homes, an up and coming contender is sheep’s wool. Sheep’s wool provides a natural alternative to synthetic insulation, serves as a highly efficient insulator, and can last over 50 years. Already a natural fire retardant, sheep’s wool insulation typically comes treated with borax, which increases fire resistance and provides protection against insects.

Author

Sharman, J.

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NBS are committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals and are proud to be leading the construction industry in its digital evolution. Their roots lie in the UK's National Building Specification and for nearly 50 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk. Their future lies in cloud-based technologies and connected data, as they fast become the information marketplace for the global construction industry.


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