MATERIALS

Insulation Materials

There are many types of insulation materials used today. To help you make an informed decision we have listed the most common materials used including their advantages and any weaknesses.

To find out which material would work best for your specific project please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.

Glasswool

Glasswool batts are by far the most popular material for wall & ceiling insulation being both cost effective & readily available. Glasswool is made from over 80% recycled glass & has been assessed as non-hazardous under the National Occupational Health & Safety Commission’s guidelines.Glasswool also has the best fire rating of any insulation material.
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Rockwool

Rockwool is made from spun fibres of volcanic rocks and can use blast furnace slag, and other mineral waste to form insulation batts, sheets and blankets of known thermal and acoustic performance.Rockwool is considerably denser than Glasswool insulation and has a reputation as a Premium product with excellent Acoustic benefits as well as capacity to handle very high temperatures.
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Polyester

Polyester is an oil derrivative Synthetic Fibre and includes Brands such as Martini, Tontine, and Autex.
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Foilboard

Foilboard is an Australian made product that combines 2 reflective surfaces onto a Polystyrene Substrate and is an alternate form of insulation suitable for potentially damp areas and  where minimal space is available.
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Kingspan Kooltherm

Kingspan Kooltherm is another rigid board insulation incorporating Reflective surfaces to offer high thermal performance.

Sarking

Sarking membranes, Sisalation, Wall wraps are all flexible fabric like materials used in Construction. They are quite specialised in their their application and care needs to be taken matching the right type with the External wall or roof element.