Campervan Insulation Project
Tom Clark used natural fibre recyled cotton insulation in his campervan conversion using both 50mm and 20mm in thickness. The insulation was installed in the cavities of the walls and on the roof of the van.
He was sent samples of the 20mm and 50mm to test and get an idea of how the materials behave. He also wanted to determine the thicknesses he would need in the different parts of the van.
Tom fixed the insulation with double-sided carpet tape for the side walls of the van. This was fine for the sides, as the sticking power was enough, but not for the roof. He used a strong black tape over the Inno-Therm® to hold it in place on the roof.
He then added a second layer to the side-walls of insulation (Low-E), an aluminium reflective thermoliner which also kept Inno-Therm® in place.
Tom then added a thin layer of ply fixed to the van body to hold it all in line that became the van interior.
Tom used natural fibre recyled cotton insulation mainly because it is recycled natural material. He had also looked into using wool, but for the use he needed it for, the blocks of more compacted and Inno-Therm® were better suited. He liked the idea of recycled clothing, denim and cotton.
The insulation was easy to cut into the shapes with sharp scissors. It was nice to work with as it is a soft natural flexible material. It has made a big difference in the van already, against the metal bodywork. It has also provided a good acoustic insulation for the inside of the campervan.
“I would recommend others to use natural fibre recyled cotton insulation for similar van conversion projects. Perhaps better suited to bigger van conversions, I can imagine working on a smaller van where space is more limited the insulation may have taken up too much space. But in my case, it was perfect for filling in the big cavities in the van wall, and shaping into those spaces.” Tom found the Inno-Therm® website and David was very helpful in sending samples that were perfect for testing and deciding what he needed.