Wool is Healthy, Comfortable and Durable
Sheep have been adapting to severe climatic environments for thousands of years. Over such time, their wool has evolved to offer protection from the elements of each season – hot and cold; damp and dry. Simultaneously, man has come to understand the benefits of wool and created numerous applications for its inherent advantages. Wool’s five follicles and natural crimp, trap air, moisture and harmful chemicals so as to improve air quality while keeping warmth inside during winter and outside over the summer months. Wool is a natural insulator but only minimally applied to living spaces – until now.
The Science of Wool
Principal components are protein molecules, or Keratin. Each is made of hundreds of amino acid units that bind together in a way that allows for wool's unique characteristics A wool fibre is resilient and elastic; it can be bent on itself over 20,000 times, yielding a longer life than most fibers The scaled structure allows for absorption and retention of airborne dust. The helical nature also lends to enhanced sound absorption Volatile chemicals, such as formaldehyde, are naturally consumed from the atmosphere and retained Wool's principal component being Keratin means it is biodegradable
Why we like Havelock wool:
MOISTURE CONTROL - Wool naturally manages moisture levels against 65% relative humidity
FIRE RESISTANT - Wool is inherently known to extinguish after smoldering
LONG LASTING - Extensive useful life
NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS - Natural characteristics allow our insulation to be devoid of harmful chemicals
NOISE REDUCTION- Wool creates acoustic advantages in minimizing airborne sound
DISPOSAL - Wool insulation can be composted at the end of an extended useful life
INSTALLATION - Blow-in and batts are installed like other mediums but with no protection required
ALL NATURAL - Wool insulation is entirely renewable and sustainable
Havelock natural wool batts are sold in bags. There are 3 sizes:
A bag of 16"x2” for vehicle conversions covers 125 ft2.
A bag of 16"x3.5" for 2x4 framing will cover 90 ft2.
16”x5.5” for 2x6 framing bags will cover 60 ft2.
To calculate your coverage estimate, just divide the area you need to cover by the bag coverage rate to get a bag count.
How to figure your bag count.
Wool batts for 16" OC fits vehicle conversions, 2x4 or 2x6 framing. Shipped in bags.
Havelock wool ships from our warehouse in USA or Canada. Call our locations for orders over 4 bags for discounts and reduced shipping or local delivery. We'd be happy to help you quote a project. To see current pricing, you can visit the Havelock page at the Small Planet Supply store:
Havelock Wools Batts
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