Hemphill Hall, Nottingham (a listed building refurbishment) – 2014
It was decided to install what was considered a new type of roof insulation manufactured from recycled denim at Hemphill Hall. The insulation did an excellent job and felt much nicer than the usual glass-fibre type. Although more expensive than glass fibre, it was less expensive than using the other alternative based on sheep’s wool.
“We used Inno-Therm® because of its environmental credentials. It was a breathable product which was cheaper than other naturally based insulation materials, while proving suitable for the application. The recycled content was also a factor which we saw as favourable. While it had not been used a great deal over here we felt that its track record across the pond was sufficient.”
Gil Schalom-Mark Stewart Architects