There are many different types of insulation which can be used when converting your van into a campervan. In this blog we concentrate on why we think you should use Thermafleece British sheep’s wool insulation to make sure you stay snug whilst travelling in your van.
The Benefits of using Thermafleece
What are the benefits of using Thermafleece British Sheeps Wool as insulation for my van?
A sustainable Eco Friendly option . .
Thermafleece is made from the wool of hardy British hill sheep, rendering it an eco-friendly and sustainable choice. Additionally, it is made in Yorkshire, making it the only insulation in the UK crafted from British Sheep’s Wool and manufactured domestically.
. . That keeps breathing
Thermafleece is breathable and helps manage moisture within the van. Wool can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in water and still feel dry. It absorbs moisture when humidity is high and releases it when humidity levels drop. In the confined space of a van, anything that helps with moisture management is beneficial. Although remember, breathability is not a substitute for ventilation.
. . Stays cool
In hot weather, the sheep’s wool absorbs heat energy during peak periods of the day, so your van won’t become hot and stuffy. This heat energy is then released through the relative cool of the night.
. . Doesn’t itch
Thermafleece is non-itchy, and is safe to handle during installation compared to traditional fiberglass or rockwool insulation. It helps to lower sources of harmful indoor air pollutants and to reduce formaldehyde in the atmosphere.
. . Enhances peaceful living
Due to the shape and structure of the natural fibres, sheep’s wool is very effective at absorbing sound so when you’re on the road, parked in a bustling campground or sitting in your van watching the rain pouring down outside, you will have a quieter, more peaceful living space inside your camper van.
. . Stays together
A polyester binder is used in the production of Thermafleece to ensure that the fibers hold together and to maintain the insulation’s structure without slumping or disintegrating. This means that your Thermafleece sheep’s wool Insulation will cope with every pothole and engine vibration that travelling life can throw at it.
. . And helps create a comfortable and eco-friendly mobile haven.
Thermafleece and the Thermofloc VSD (Variable Surface Diffusion ) membrane make the perfect combination. This sustainable and efficient pairing will help you create a comfortable and eco-friendly mobile haven.
Thermofloc VSD functions as an intelligent membrane and provides both air tightness and vapor control while permitting two-way movement of water vapor as conditions permit.
The VSD membrane enhances the breathability of Thermafleece by acting as an effective vapor control layer. Together, they allow moisture vapor to escape while preventing condensation buildup. This helps maintain a dry and healthy indoor environment, reducing the risk of mould and mildew.
Condensation building up?
If you decide against installing a membrane, you can expect a peak build-up of condensation of 7571 g/m2. With an intelligent VSD membrane installed this will be reduced to 63 g/m3. A reduction from 7 litres to 6 tablespoons!
Install the Thermofloc VSD on the warm side of the insulation.
Seal all joints, seams, and edges to create an airtight and moisture-resistant barrier.
You can then re-install -any interior fixtures, panels, or cabinetry you removed during the installation process.
Find out more about the different types of membrane available here
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