Building Progress ~ February 2008, week 2

Whilst the insulation continues to be installed into the roof of the barn, I have a admission to make… despite eco aims and intentions I’ve not been precious in ensuring that the insulation products we are using adhere to this ethos.

roof insulation

To be honest, I find the various pro’s and con’s of individual insulation solutions tortuous and often divisive. Questions such as:

  • How far has it travelled?
  • What chemicals have been used in its manufacture?
  • Is local rock-wool greener than chemical impregnated sheep’s wool that has travelled far and wide chewing up carbon as it goes?

…serve to cloud issues and make decision making time consuming and potentially costly. That of course is an excuse and a pretty poor one at that! Our Quinn Therm roof insulation has a couple of saving graces, it’s manufactured in South Wales (I think) and it’s what my builder selected so he’s happy to work with it and knows what he’s doing with it, sorry but sometimes pragmatism has to win.

Anyone think I’ve done the wrong thing?






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