WHAT WE DO
H. Dawson Wool supplies wool to manufacturers of insulation which is then used in millions of homes across the world.
History demonstrates the effectiveness of wool as an insulator, with ancient Nomadic tribes using it to insulate yurts, due to its weather resistant and insulating properties.
The crimped nature of wool traps air in millions of tiny pockets, which acts as an effective insulator – and it allows a building to breathe. 'This super fibre' also has the benefit of being able to absorb moisture without itself getting wet and weighed down – think about the sheep on the highlands of Cumbria and Scotland where it rains a lot – their wool takes in water but this does not affect their comfort, quality of life or ability to roam freely.
Wool insulation does not sag like alternative products, so it retains its thermal insulation values for much longer than the cheaper, synthetic alternative. Yet another benefit of wool is that it can be recycled and reused, and it requires a low level of wool to manufacture. It is healthy and natural and is resistant to mould, naturally flame retardant, self-extinguishing and will not melt. 100 per cent wool insulation is biodegradable and can be composted.