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Benefits of Ceiling Insulation

Jet Stream® MAX ceiling insulation works to keep the outside temperature out and the inside temperature in! Think of it like a lid on a chilly bin or vacuum flask, if you put hot food in it stays warm and if you put cold food in it stays cold. It works to stop/slow temperature transfer. The betterContinue Reading >

Insulation New Zealand – Association Brief

The Insulation Association of New Zealand is a non-profit organisation whose primary role is to establish Insulation New Zealand performance benchmarks for the supply and installation of residential insulation. The Insulation Association of New Zealand (IAONZ) has been established, with the support of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), by representatives of some ofContinue Reading >

Rental Insulation New Zealand – Don’t forget the walls!

We’ve all lived in damp and cold houses and flats. But new rules have arrived and all landlords will have to insulate their properties by 2019. The unfortunate part of the new legislation is that insulation in the walls is optional. In many cases this leaves the thermal envelope incomplete, and the unlucky tenant stillContinue Reading >

Rental Insulation New Zealand

All rentals must have ceiling and under floor insulation by mid-2019 following a law change introduced by former Housing Minister Nick Smith under the last National government. So New Zealand rental properties are legally required to be insulated by July 1 2019, but it’s unlikely many landlords will meet the government”s deadline. IAONZ, a notContinue Reading >

New rules surrounding the installation and repair of foil insulation

New rules surrounding the installation and repair of foil insulation. With the holiday DIY period coming up Safe-R Insulation would like to remind everybody about the changes to the rules concerning foil insulation. Since 1 July 2016 a simple repair, such as re-stapling a piece of torn foil back into place, could earn a fine ofContinue Reading >

Installing Insulation

Get it right when installing insulation Keep the cold air out and the warm air inside your home by installing Jet Stream Max ceiling insulation in your roof space. Jet Stream Max is a soft, white, granulated mineral wool product – similar to cotton wool – which is blown in to your roof space. ItContinue Reading >

Adding Insulation to Walls

Adding Insulation to Walls with CosyWall Insualtion Adding insulation to walls by retro-fitting wall insulation used to be an unpleasant, expensive and messy task. CosyWall has changed all this by offering an affordable, quick and clean method of adding insulation to the walls of your home, and with it’s high insulation values, it is more effective than mostContinue Reading >

Insulation in houses

Insulation in houses If your house gets cold or damp and your heating bills are higher than you’d like, then insulation could be the solution. Homes built in New Zealand since the 1970’s have had some degree of insulation so we know that you can’t have a warm, healthy house without it. Often people tryContinue Reading >

Underfloor insulation for wooden floors

Underfloor insulation for wooden floors – Introducing Warmafloor! Warmafloor insulation is a polyester fibre underfloor insulation for wooden floors manufactured specifically for placing between floor joists, against the underside of the floor. Warmafloor has been installed since 2002 and is tested to NZS4859 standards. This underfloor insulation for wooden floors has superior strength in bothContinue Reading >

Landlord Insulation Assessment

LandLord Insulation Assessment of Existing Insulation The minimum ceiling and underfloor insulation performance requirements for landlord insulation installed before 1 July 2016 are shown below. Masonry minimum (Solid construction, including concrete block single-skin brick etc) Ceiling R 1.5 – Underfloor R 0.9 Timber-framed and other construction minimum Ceiling R 1.9 – Underfloor R 0.9 RuleContinue Reading >