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Rental Insulation

Rental Insulation New rules announced by the government will require landlords to get rental insulation. They must be insulated and have smoke alarms by July 2019. “The new law will require retrofitting of ceiling and underfloor insulation in rental homes over the next four years,” Dr Smith said in a statement. 180,000 New Zealand homesContinue Reading >

Existing Lined Wall Cavity Insulation

Existing Lined Wall Cavity Insulation You don’t need to remove linings to install existing lined wall cavity insulation. These can be insulated by drilling and filling holes through the external or internal lining with either a water repellent dry fibre or wet foam system. With either wall insulation system there are usually three to fourContinue Reading >

Best Insulation works

How does the best insulation work? Safe-R Insulation explains how the best insulation works Trying to get the best Insulation is very interesting! Not only does it help make your home warmer in the winter, but it also helps keep it cool in the summer. Heat flows naturally from warmer to cooler spaces. In winter,Continue Reading >

Get a Healthy House with Insulation

Of course, a warm, dry and well-ventilated house will be better for the environment, as well as healthier for its occupants, than one that is cold and damp. New Zealand’s Building Code is well known as being a good deal below the standard of that of the rest of the OECD, with very low insulationContinue Reading >

How to check your Underfloor Insulation

If you can access the underfloor area in your home, grab a torch and have a quick look for the presence of underfloor insulation. There are typically 3 things you might find: Bulk insulation – this includes rigid polystyrene sheets, or softer products like polyester, wool and fibreglass. Most of the time bulk insulation will beContinue Reading >

Safe-R Insulation – The Company Behind CosyWall

Safe-R is the Auckland Insulation company behind CosyWall Insulation. Safe-R was established in 1987 to develop and distribute innovative thermal and acoustical insulation systems throughout New Zealand. Our insulation systems are designed to deliver excellent INSTALLED performance, rather than just stating misleading ‘bale’ R-values. At Safe-R Insulation, we select the best worldwide material manufacturer for a particularContinue Reading >

Ceiling Insulation Options

Ceiling Insulation Options There are two common types of ceiling insulation: bulk, which fits between or rolls over ceiling joists, and loose-fill, which is blown in or sprayed. Bulk ceiling insulation comes in two types – segments (batts), which fit between the joists above your ceiling, and blanket which is rolled out across the top ofContinue Reading >

Ceiling Insulation New Zealand

The need to improve warmth and dryness of existing residential dwellings is important for both homeowners and landlords. The first step in making such improvements is widely recognised as the installation of ceiling insulation.Over the last 20 years governments have invested in campaigns to encourage the installation of insulation and provided subsidies for households and landlordsContinue Reading >

Advice for Insulation New Zealand

A large proportion of New Zealand homes require insulation to enable them to be warmer, drier and healthier. There is a range of people in the market who provide information and advice to consumers about insulation with these people driven by a range of motivations from those who are selling products through to those whoContinue Reading >

Foil Insulation New Zealand

There have been changes to the rules concerning foil insulation New Zealand.Since 1 July 2016 a simple repair, such as re-stapling a piece of torn foil back into place, could earn a fine of up to $200,000. Earlier this year (2016) the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (the Ministry) announced that the installation and repair ofContinue Reading >