Welcome to Black Mountain Natural Insulation
Black Mountain Natural Insulation is located in the United Kingdom with a manufacturing facility dedicated to producing Natural Insulations. Both our sheep’s wool insulation and hemp insulation are produced in-house, reducing lead times, minimising cost and providing the flexibility to produce bespoke orders for larger projects. We are therefore able to provide our customers with the guarantee of high quality products at the most competitive prices.
The sheep’s wool and hemp fibres used in production are by-products of other industries and the minimal binder we use contains recycled material. Although many companies claim their products reduce energy consumption and improve thermal efficiency, this is true for all insulation products and is a poor means of differentiation.
Not only does Black Mountain use up to 90% less embodied energy in comparison to many man-made insulation products, the wool and hemp fibres used in our products permanently absorb significant quantities of carbon dioxide during their growth cycle. Therefore natural fibre insulations are ‘carbon negative’ – locking up a substantially higher level of carbon than used during their manufacture.
Whilst natural insulation products, such as sheep’s wool insulation and hemp insulation have an extended life span in comparison to many man-made alternatives, they can still be composted or recycled at the end of their life span. Landfill sites are not a sustainable option for truly sustainable products.
Why choose Black Mountain Natural Insulation?
Carbon Zero or LessBlack Mountain Natural Range of insulation products have a part to play in the carbon cycle. NatuWool and NatuHemp both absorb carbon which cannot be said about some other man-made glass fibre type insulants.
Health BenefitsBlack Mountain Natural Insulation present no health risk to both the installer and residents of the building. They also have the ability to absorb moisture that reduces the risk of consequent moulds and bacteria activity.
UK ManufacturerManufactured in the UK, Black Mountain Natural Insulation Products use raw materials that other industries like the textile industry would dispose of. The energy used in the manufacturing process is very low, 80 - 90% lower than some man made products.
Moisture ControlBy allowing the structure to breathe whilst maintaining thermal resistance Black Mountain Naturals help to conserve the building, improve air quality and maximise thermal efficiency.
Period PropertiesNatural Insulations are often the preferred choice by organisations such as Historical Scotland, The National Trust and English Heritage. The hygroscopic nature of Black Mountain Insulation can actually draw moisture out from the timber and other fabrics of the building.
New BuildNatuWool, NatuHemp and NatuFlex can all be installed in different building applications. They have the capability of reducing energy loss and providing building inhabitants with free passive energy absorbed from solar gain, whilst the high thermal mass helps reduce peak temperatures.