Wool Week!

Operation Wool: The Third Edition

Last week, we completed our annual wool sourcing project Operation Wool, for the third year running, collecting a record breaking 20 tonnes of Herdwick wool from around Cumbria! That’s up four tonnes from last year! If you aren’t sure what Operation Wool is, let us explain… We need wool to create our bestselling chimney draught …

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National Allotment Day!

National Allotment Week is here!

Who knew National Allotment Week was even a thing? Well, we didn’t but anything that encourages people to get outside and garden, we are 100 % on board with! Allotments are a great way for people who don’t have outdoor space at home to become green-fingered and grow all sorts of fruit and vegetables. There …

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sheep wool insulation illustrated by a model of a house wrapped in a cosy red scarf and grey bobble hat

Sheep Wool Insulation

We’re delighted to add a range of excellent sheep wool insulation products to our range. Wool is a remarkable natural material with a range of properties depending on how you process it and where you apply it. Having wool around the home makes it a healthier and more enjoyable environment. Wool actually purifies the air. …

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Operation wool involves loading 16 tonnes of Herdwick wool using a forklift truck onto 4 lorries

Operation Wool Goes Large!

We have completed our second year of our wool sourcing project ‘Operation Wool’! We collected about 16 tonnes of Herdwick wool (yes you read that correctly – 16 TONNES) directly from Cumbrian farms which will be used to create our wonderful draught excluders over the next year. Last year was our first year of Operation …

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walnut tree ptoected by 25cm jute mulch mat

Mulch Mulch Mulch

The more I find out about it, the more I realise how widespread the benefits of mulch are, both for domestic gardeners and widescale horticulturalists, farmers and foresters. Studies of mulch in draught-prone countries have demonstrated how the water-saving properties of mulch improve crop growth and reduce herbicide use through natural weed suppression. It’s a …

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BBA logo for Chimney Sheep

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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condensation on the window causing black mould - reduce damp by hanging laundry outside with a laundry mac

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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