A row of typical british houses during the day.

What’s the difference between insulation and draught exclusion?

Chimney Sheep® draught excluders explores the difference between home insulation and draught exclusion – article by @ChimneySheep Chimney Draught Excluders. “Insulation” and “draught exclusion” are often used interchangeably, and any search for draught excluders will come up with insulation products, and vice versa. I had a query from a customer who wanted to know whether …

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Cost-benefit of insulation measures

  It’s getting to that time of year when we start thinking of draught-proofing and insulating our homes against the onslaught of winter. There are a host of measures that can be implemented, from small cheap and easy DIY measures, to work that involves more expensive upheaval. But the more you pay, the more you …

herdwick sheep perched on a craggy rock symbolise the durability of the Chimney Sheep

Durability incorporated by design

In 1924 the Phoebus cartel of four major light bulb manufacturers got together and agreed that rather than compete with each other for their light bulbs to be better / stronger / last longer, they would all limit their bulbs’ life to 1000 hours. That way they would all sell more bulbs. This is a …

Does it stop wind noise?

We get asked this a lot. The short answer is, yes it will! If you put a thick layer of felted wool in your chimney then it will muffle the noise of the wind. However all chimneys vary, and house locations vary, so it really depends upon where you live and how much your house …

Chimney Sheep owner Sally Phillips interrogates Kevin McCloud about how much carpet is chucked away at the end of a Grand Designs live show

Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs Live Green Hero

Kevin’s Green Heroes was first launched at Grand Designs Live London in 2010 inspired by his passion for innovative eco-friendly product design and green building products. This dedicated feature that sits in the heart of the live show gives a platform to un-sung product designers to showcase their innovations and designs to a large audience, …

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Chimney Sheep re-branded for US market

One thing a lot of people comment on is the name, “Chimney Sheep”. It’s easy to remember and I get people calling who heard about it a year or two previously but still remember the name when they search for it online. To be honest, what else would you call a product that is made …