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Compression and Bulk Insulation

Compression of bulk insulation

Many people are unaware of the problem of compression, which can severely reduce the effectiveness of bulk insulation in roofs, ceilings and walls. Fortunately, compression is avoidable, but only if you choose your insulation product carefully and your installer does the job properly. What is bulk insulation? Bulk insulation products are the various kinds of batts, blankets, loose fill insulation ... Read More »

Beyond the batt: what you need to know

Batts and reflective Brick Veneer Wall Insulation

Insulation batts are commonly used in home insulation around Australia. They are efficient and cost effective, but there may be other ways to enhance the insulation performance of your home. Here’s a useful guide to help you work out if batts alone are the best solution in your home. There are two main types of insulation : Bulk insulation, which acts ... Read More »

Insulation, should you do just enough or go above and beyond?

insulation in wall

Invest in your home with extra insulation Insulation is a cost effective way of improving energy efficiency, so it’s compulsory in most new buildings. If you’re building a new home, you need to comply with the minimum required insulation – but should you go above and beyond that minimum? As part of Australia’s National Strategy on Energy Efficiency (NSEE), each ... Read More »

The different types of roof insulation

Roof insulation types

When you’re building a new home, there are exciting decisions to make at every stage – from your layout and design to your fixtures and fittings. There are even many factors to consider when you’re selecting roof insulation for your new home. The first decision you need to make is usually whether you would like insulation in your ceiling, under ... Read More »

Does the colour of your roof affect thermal performance?

Light coloured roof

A building’s thermal performance refers to how well a building is insulated from external weather conditions. It is normal to think that insulation batts and reflective insulation are the only things to consider for your roof, but in reality the colour of your roof can influence the thermal performance of your house. Light versus dark Imagine you’re standing outside on ... Read More »

What is an R-Value?

R-Value

A basic knowledge of R-values will take you a long way towards understanding building insulation  and knowing how to choose the right insulation product. What R-value means R-values are scientifically calculated measurements of the ability of materials to resist the transfer of heat. The higher the R-value, the better the insulating properties. Comparing R-values When you look at R-values of ... Read More »

Do I have to insulate?

Roof and Wall Insulation - Insulbreak

A Look at Australian Insulation Requirements and How they Affect You Installing insulation is arguably the most effective step you can take to improve the thermal comfort of your home or commercial building. What’s more, properly installed insulation is proven to cut energy consumption by reducing dependence on air-conditioners and heaters. But do you have to insulate? This article discusses ... Read More »

Continuous Insulation Reduces Heat Energy Losses

Perth Arena thermal image

When considering the performance of insulation in buildings, it is easy to forget the effects of ‘thermal bridging’, which refers to heat energy lost through un-insulated surfaces such as door and window frames, as well as timber stud frames in walls. This is where continuous insulation principles come in. In framed wall constructions insulated with conventional glasswool batts, which do ... Read More »