GreenWood Forest Park, North wales’ leading eco adventure park, is well known for being a leader in sustainable tourism. The Park is now using renewable and sustainable wood fibre insulation to retain the heat from the big log burning stove in the Great Hall .
The Park is currently closed to visitors whilst the insulation in the Great Hall is upgraded. The aim is that during the winter months when they will be opening the cafe and indoor play for the first winter ever, visitors will be kept warm in this medieval style building.
The insulation was specially made for GreenWood by local Welsh company Black Mountain Insulation of Rhyl . They state on their website that “High thermal mass enables buildings to store internal heat emittance and external solar gain, releasing it when internal temperatures decline. ThermalFlex (the type of insulation being used) will significantly increase the thermal mass of a standard timber frame or passive house design which will moderate the peak and low temperatures within the property”.
GreenWood’s managing director Stephen Bristow had this to say about the work being carried out “ This marvellous insulation product is made from wood and plant fibres and is a delight to handle compared to glass fibre. It is a renewable product and therefore meets our criteria for low environmental impact ”