Hemphill Hall

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 natural fibre recyled cotton insulation 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