Ok, so Prince Charles is not actually our customer, but we think his comment is worth reading:
“I sometimes think that too many people have forgotten – or perhaps they never even realised in the first place – that not only is wool one of the most resilient, ecological and sustainable natural fibres in the world, it is also one of the safest because it is so fireproof. As you have seen, it is very hard to set fire to wool. It smoulders, as you’ve seen, and then quickly burns out, unlike Man-made, oil based synthetic materials – the ones you now find all over the world and, which, as any fire officer will tell you, can so easily be a fire hazard and highly flammable.
As I never tire of pointing out, wool is not only one of the oldest fibres known to mankind, it is also one of the most beneficial, and it fills me with dismay when we overlook it. It is perhaps a sobering thought that only 1.3 per cent of clothes today are made from wool, whereas 60 per cent are made from synthetic materials. And in the world of carpets, only 20 per cent still use wool, while 80 per cent are synthetic – which, apart from anything else, will take decades to biodegrade in landfill, if they degrade at all.
It is the most remarkable fibre. Because wool is a living material, it has a natural cell structure which allows it to adapt to its environment; wool absorbs moisture and releases it later to regulate humidity so, of course, this makes it a brilliant chemical-free insulating material. Most importantly, though, as you have witnessed today, wool has remarkable fire resistant and fire retardant qualities."
HRH The Prince of Wales at the Campaign for Wool’s 5th Anniversary at Clarence House on 12th June 2014
Warren & Mahoney architect, Craig Fitzgerald had this to say:
“Terra Lana wool insulation fits all of the criteria required for the Arts Centre rebuild: Long lasting, high quality, natural, environmentally friendly, locally produced, and with low combustibility, the product offered flexibility and easy installation for a complex project.”
A wholly owned trading division of Terra Lana Products. Approved service provider to the ENERGYWISE Scheme. Providing supply and INSTALLATION of ceiling and underfloor insulations.
Sister company of Terra Lana. Manufacturer and wholesaler of quality sheepskin and wool products including:
sheepskin Ugg boots
woollen bed underlays
wool duvet inners
Information about the properties and advantages of wool.
Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
"..wool is one of the most resilient, ecological and sustainable natural fibres in the world, ...it is also one of the most beneficial"
Suppliers of wool and wool waste
A unique airtight building membrane that complements the breathability of Terra Lana's wool insulation.
Air Con New Zealand is an approved service provider for the ENERGYWISE programme. AirCon supplies and installs clean heat appliances, heat pumps and Terra Lana insulation.
Has a great Toolbox section with building calculators.
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