Andrew Legge

Looking for a natural insulation option? Look no further than the world's oldest...wool! In today's episode, Mary & Emma chat with Andrew Legge, founder of Havelock Wool to discuss wool insulation, how it differs from more conventional insulation methods, and why you might want to consider it for your tiny home, van conversion, or even full home renovation!

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  • Andrew discusses his background and the path to Havelock Wool 
  • The shift in consumer knowledge and demand for alternative building projects
  • Wool as a dynamic fiber
  • The contrast between wool and synthetic fibers as insulation
  • Design obsolescence, how consumers are conditioned to expect the need to replace products
  • The power of the consumer in choosing alternatives
  • Build better, build less, build slower. Don't build space that you don't need
  • As shelter from the elements, the building's key feature is insulation. 
  • Common sense in the construction industry
  • If wool is a natural product, why is it more expensive?
  • Wool insulation manufacturing as a sustainable and low waste process
  • Embodied vs operational carbon
  • Biophilic design
  • Sourcing wool from New Zealand
  • Why not source the wool in the US or other places? 
  • Havelock as the go-to insulator for van conversions


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Original music by John Kingsley. Our technical partner for this series is CitizenRacecar, Post-Production by Alex Brouwer and José Miguel Baez, Coordinated by Gabriela Montequin and Mary Ball. The Good Dirt is a part of the Connectd Podcasts Network.


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