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It’s official – we are BBA Certified!

We have exciting news! Last weekend, at the Futurebuild Show in London, we were awarded with our BBA Agrément Certificate. It has been a long road of rigorous product testing on The Chimney Sheep® but we now officially have this industry-leading certification. This makes us the only chimney draught excluder on the market to have …

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Five Ways to Reduce Damp in the Home

Damp is one of the biggest nuisances facing UK households today. A recent study from the Energy Savings Trust found that 37% homes incurred condensation problems and a further 28% experienced problems with mould. As well as being unsightly and rather pongy, there’s also evidence to suggest that damp in the home could be the …

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How to cold-proof your home: the do’s and don’ts

Where do cold draughts come from? The Draught Proof Advisory Association have a whole range of tips for how to draught-proof your home and make it more comfortable. The main sources of cold draughts are: • Through letterbox openings • Around windows • Around or under doors • Through keyholes • Through holes drilled for …

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How to stop wind noise down the chimney

We often get asked about wind noise in the chimney, and how to prevent it. Noisy chimneys can be very annoying, and when you are tucked up snug and warm in your home you don’t want to be reminded of how ferocious the weather is outside! What causes wind noise in a chimney? You could …

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How do cold draughts get into the home?

Who knows what the winter will bring? More beasts from the east / pests from the west? Or mildness and Christmas daffodils? The weather is so unpredictable but there’s one thing that’s for sure: the days will get shorter and the nights will get longer, and with that the number of hours of natural warming …

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How to manage clothes moths in the home

We are often asked how our wool is treated against moths, and whether it’s possible to purchase the treatment from us. All our Herdwick wool for Chimney Sheeps is plasma treated with Ionic Protect, which changes the ionic charge of the wool and means that the clothes moth no longer recognises it as wool. It’s …