Insulation manufacturer Knauf Insulation has donated products to Monkey World, the animal rescue centre in Dorset.
Home to 54 chimpanzees and over 200 other primates, Monkey World’s 30 year old pavilions required refurbishment to expand and upgrade the accommodation in preparation for a new rescue. As chimpanzees are native to Africa, they require additional heating to be comfortable in Dorset. This means they need heated, indoor playrooms and bedrooms as an alternative to the outdoor space on cold or rainy days.
Knauf Insulation donated a pallet of Earthwool Loft Roll 44 for phase one of the build, which was transported to Monkey World free of charge by builders’ merchants Bradford’s Building Supplies, Blandford, Dorset.
Ian Boland, Knauf Insulation’s area sales manager (south west), said: “We were delighted to support Monkey World in their vital work. Earthwool Loft Roll is a high performance Glass Mineral Wool insulation, providing excellent thermal performance, which will help to keep the Pavilions warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather.”
Paul Webster, Bradfords Blandford Branch Manager added: “We were more than happy to help Monkey World with the supply of these products. Monkey World is a great local charity that does so much good and it’s great that we can help make a difference to the monkeys at the centre.”
The Pavilions renovation is being undertaken by Monkey World staff in two phases to allow the chimpanzees to live comfortably in one half while the other half is renovated. It was therefore important to ensure minimum disruption to animals and keepers alike during phase one. Earthwool Loft Roll 44 is lightweight and has more insulation per roll than alternative loft rolls, minimising number of rolls required per project, reducing handling and increasing speed of install.