Low carbon recycled acoustic & thermal natural fibre insulation. Easy to install/non-itch, non-toxic – will not cause allergic reactions. Behaves as a hydro regulator as it can absorb & release water vapour.

acoustic application

Acoustic &

Extremely effective sound-proofing and thermal insulation for both commercial and domestic use.

Inno-Therm®/Métisse® is ideal to use for DIY or domestic projects.

Key Product Features

85% recycled cotton fibre, easy to install, non-itch and exceeds conventional insulation in performance.

See how Inno-Therm®/Métisse® insulation is made from recycled denim clothing.

Video: Recycling Process

Short video showing how recycled denim/cotton garments are processed to manufacture Inno-Therm®/Métisse®.

Inno-Therm®/Métisse® - a cost effective and eco-friendly insulation solution.

Technical Information

Download technical information, E-Futures Inno-Therm®/Métisse® carbon footprint report and European testing reports.

REACH homes

Reach Homes has won two Sheffield business awards where Inno-Therm®/Métisse® was installed. See the case study.

Zero Carbon Yorkshire BUILDINGS / AECB Yorkshire group

Join the January networking and information sharing meeting of the Zero Carbon Yorkshire BUILDINGS / AECB Yorkshire group. This meet-up will be focussing on the embodied carbon of building materials and we are delighted to be joined by the following speakers:

  • Dr Rafael Espinosa from University of Sheffield “The hidden energy of buildings and construction materials”
  • David Garlovsky, “Environmental impact associated with the supply chains of insulation materials with focus on specifying a low carbon insulation.”
  • Matthew Tulley, “The Generation Carbon Game: Interactive Quiz tests your knowledge of homes and transport for you, your grandparents and before”.

There will be a chance at the end of the meeting to share news and initiatives, as well as identifying other ways that the ZCY Buildings group can help respond to the climate crisis.

Circular Economy

Recovery Insulation in 2018 has become a partner in the The University of Sheffield ReTraCE Project (Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy: Model, Methods and Applications).

Let there be darkness

LED security lights effects on trees and green city landscape:
Human and wildlife circadian rhythms, mental well-being, road safety and the view of our night sky

A paper written by David Garlovsky (BSc, MSc, Certificate in Social Phenomenology)
was presented at the International SEEDS Conference 2017: Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society Healthy Environments, Buildings and Spaces, Leeds Beckett University, UK

The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of the potential impact on urban and rural areas of blue-rich LEDs to ensure that city designers and arborists make informed decisions about the choice of street and road lighting. There is a growing trend for urban areas in the UK, USA and elsewhere to change over-roadway and residential lighting from high-pressure sodium [HPS] to blue-rich LEDs, often simply on the basis of saving energy, yet without health- or environmental-impact assessments. Energy-saving measures need to be linked to health and ecology considerations.

The views presented in this paper are from a historical perspective based on research conducted in 1974 by the author and the Chicago Audubon Society in the City of Chicago and from a recent literature review of research. The research showed that blue-rich LEDs’ effect human health and well-being, wildlife circadian rhythms, road safety and the view of our night sky. It is crucial for local communities be involved in deciding how streetscapes, including trees and lighting, are planned, managed and maintained.

Let There Be Darkness 2017

How street lighting has an impact on building landscape design and how and where gardeners and farmers can plant.


Free pair of old (many are 501) denim navy (a few are black or white)  jeans (sizes : 30-42W X 29-33L) or shorts (sizes: 23-34W) varying in colour, on request when you purchase Inno-Therm®/Métisse® insulation.


ASE National Conference Birmingham 2019

SESSION 1: Sustainability & skills in science

Hot House – NEW Resource rich in a context based approach around physics, energy and thermal transfers. Develop practical skills and test content knowledge at KS3 to better prepare students for KS4.

Report on Session 1 2019: Sustainability & skills in science


Gain knowledge and skills in renewable energy technologies. Build solar car, boat, and mini-water pump. Investigative and problem solving approach to achieve outcomes in Science, ICT, Sustainable Development and D&T

ASE Programme Preview 2019 Conference that will be sent out to all UK secondary schools and Midlands primary schools at the start of term.

Report of sessions in 2018 where 15 people attended from: Malta, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Norway, China and Hong Kong.

Report on Session 2 2019: Plugging into the Sun

Inno-Therm®/Métisse® selected as product of the month

Inno-Therm®/Métisse® has been selected as product of the month by ASBP, the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products

Conference Paper

Our paper, “Comparing linear and circular supply chains: A case study from the construction industry”, was accepted by the SEEDS Scientific Committee, Leeds Beckett University, for the International Conference, 14th/15th September 2016, on the themes Sustainable, Ecological Engineering Design for Society. The paper received the award: LSI (Leeds Sustainability Institute) Award for Paper Addressing a Developing Need. See the paper and the PowerPoint presentation .

Inno-Therm®/Métisse® acoustic insulation products selected for the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games 2018

Sheffield/South Yorkshire UK based Recovery Insulation Ltd. is proud to announce that Inno-Therm®/Métisse® acoustic recycled cotton/denim insulation will be used at the International Broadcast Center at the Olympic Winter Games 2018. It was used by NBC News at the London Games 2012, re-used at the Sochi Winter Olympics, 2014 and at the Rio Olympics 2016.

See the Case Study

See the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games 2018 press release