There are a variety of different products on the market. We pride ourselves on selling products that are not only good quality and reasonably priced but products that actually work to make a difference in your home.
Ceiling insulation is available in three different types. Fibreglass, polyester and wool. Composition wise, ceiling insulation products are the least technical as they generally do not require mechanical fixing, with gravity doing the work to hold them in place. They need to be manufactured to maintain their loft and hence performance.
Fibreglass is the cheapest but least pleasant to work with, polyester sits mid range on price and like wool is safe and non irritant to work with.
Traditionally ceiling insulation has been supplied and installed in pre-cut biscuits 430mm in width to suit 450mm centre joist spacings. The more modern and better way of installing is to use a blanket form which is rolled over the top of your ceiling joists. Insulation blankets are available in all three types of insulation. If your ceiling joists are irregular in spacing and you wish to install material between your joists we recommend the use of blanket type of insulation which can be cut or torn to the correct sizes.
Blanket ceiling insulation is available in three grades from R1.2 through to R3.2. If you wish to go higher than this simply add additional layers of insulation to achieve the level you want. For example R2.0 + R2.0 = R4.0
Ceiling blankets are also a great way to “topup” existing insulation. They are rolled out on top of and boost existing insulation.
- Cocoon Polyester
- Orange in colour, this is a high grade polyester ceiling insulation designed to be installed in blanket format.The rolls are 1200mm wide and come in a variety of grades. Very safe a user friendly to work with being non-irritant, odourless and dust free.
- Green in colour Greenstuf is a well known 100% polyester brand available in biscuit (pad form) designed to be fitted between ceiling joists. It’s is as safe as it gets to work being completely non-irritant, odourless and dust free.
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- Pink® Batts ®
- Pink® Batts® is a high quality glass wool insulation and a New Zealand icon. Manufactured locally the product has proved itself in the NZ market for over 50 years! The product is non-hazardous and bio-soluble. It’s still a bit ‘itchy’ but it is a great insulation.
- Terra Lana
- This is a natural wool product available in precut biscuits or in roll form. It contains 20-40% polyester as a binding agent.