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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 »

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 »

What impacts the R-value performance of insulation?

Picture of homes

Every insulation product you buy in Australia has an R-value, which tells you how resistant it is to heat transfer, and therefore, how effective it will be. A higher R-value means better insulation for your home, but even if you install insulation with the highest rating, it’s important to remember that its performance can be affected over time by several ... Read More »

Heating and cooling appliances, does insulation help?

Aircond picture and insulation energy saving

You could spend thousands of dollars on expensive heating and cooling appliances to maintain a comfortable home, but there’ll always be one factor that will determine their efficiency and your comfort level – insulation. When it comes to energy use, cooling and heating can account for a large portion of your household energy expenditure. And even if your appliances have ... Read More »

The basics of energy-efficient home design

Energy Efficient Homes

Most of us already know how to reduce our energy consumption on a daily basis, but what are some ways to make your home more energy-efficient even before installing LED lights? Whether you’re building, renting or renovating, there are several things you can do to create an energy-friendly home. Orientation The positioning of your house is one of the most ... Read More »