26th March used to be just a plain and ordinary day for us until 2017. Charity had taken an entirely different meaning this time last year for ecoMaster founders Lyn and Maurice Beinat when they participated for the first time in the Hands Across The Water Charity Bike Ride. It has been a profoundly humbling [...]

Family in cozy and warm couch while there is freezing winter outside

It’s no surprise to anyone living in central Victoria that our winters are very cold. Most of our homes are quite hard to heat and then retain that heat. We resort to using a lot of winter fuel to try to heat our homes, and often, they are STILL not cosy!  If you are tired [...]

Its natural to be concerned about compression, water and the fire rating of polyester insulation, but don't worry, we've got you covered. In this video, ecoMaster's Chief Technical Officer, Maurice Beinat, puts polyester insulation to the test. See how this product holds up against water, flame, tearing and compression.  Decide for yourself what's the most durable and [...]

Most commonly, standard joists have 430mm space between them, making our 450mm width insulation perfect for a nice snug fit. But, not all houses adhere to this standard sizing. Occasionally we come across whole homes that have extra wide or narrow joists across the whole home. But, most commonly, there are just a few rows of odd-width joists [...]

Ants and rodents are a pain to get rid of, so it's best you don't lure them under your home in the first place. Let's begin with understanding why ants like some types of insulation so much and then we'll talk rodents.Here's the punchline. Some bulk insulation contains glues that are as delicious as fairy floss to ants. The [...]

To work out if your home is suitable for underfloor insulation you need to consider type of floor you have; what's going on under there; and whether there's enough room to work. Here's a breakdown of what to look out for when planning your underfloor insulation. This is a simple question with a simple answer: if you're on a [...]

We recommend stapling insulation because we want you to get the best value for your time and money. You don't want the sad and saggy plastic strapping disaster in this picture to happen to you! On this page you'll learn why we staple insulation, what equipment we use and how to get an ecoMaster quality job. Take [...]

It's simple really, we don't vacuum pack insulation because we want you to get the best result for your time and money. When it comes to underfloor insulation size counts and compressing the material to squeeze into smaller packaging goes against what it's all about. Keeping your insulation thick and plump is really important to [...]

The easiest way to explain why it's so much better to have the insulation a little wider than the space is to take you through our installation technique: First we press the insulation up in between the joists. The additional width makes the material fit snuggly, making excellent contact with the floor and holding in place [...]

It's simple, the higher the number, the better the rating. While an uninsulated timber floor is rated at only R0.7, with the addition of insulation, carpet and underlay, this can be increased to as much as R3.5 (with the addition of R2.5 polyester underfloor insulation). The Australian Building Codes Board is in charge of the [...]

If you're researching all of the different types of underfloor insulation, this article is likely to confirm all of your worst fears. But don't worry, we'll also show you what to look for too so that you can bet on a winner and get the best possible result. For over a decade, we've been inspecting the [...]

In this recent article in The Guardian, the author draws shocking comparisons between how Australian's are worse off than some Scandinavian countries when it comes to wintertime survival, describing Australian homes as glorified tents, something the ecoMaster team would readily agree with. The article talks about the amazing developments in solar technology, including integrated roof tiles [...]

On a hot summer day, is your home unbearably hot? Do you find it virtually impossible to sleep? Do you settle for band-aid solutions like letting your air-conditioner run non-stop while saying that you'll "just deal with" the energy bills when they come? Make your home a cool haven with these 5 tips for keeping your home naturally comfortable without [...]

Julie and Alex have lived in their 1960s three bedroom, brick veneer home for 20 years. After having seen electricity and gas prices steadily increase over the past few years, they wanted to continue to enjoy their home without having to worry about their heating and cooling costs becoming too much. Julie shares her journey [...]

When the ecoMaster team learned how much the average home's carbon emissions add up to every year, we decided to take the amazing work we do even further, to be absolutely sure that we're taking responsibility for our eco footprint. So, we enlisted the help of '15 Trees' to take us beyond the home and [...]

The criteria was to create a solution that would have all of the thermal qualities of traditional double glazing, it needed to keep the winter warmth in and the summer heat out - meaning that less heating and cooling is required, reducing gas and electricity bills to a minimum. It had to be beautiful, blending [...]

Do you feel the summer heat radiating through your glazing and making your home into an unbearable hot box? Is the winter chill biting right through the windows leaving your home chilly with huge heating bills? The obvious answer is to insulate your windows, but the big question remains - what is the best double glazing [...]

When it comes to creepy crawlies, there are three types of people in this world: the squeeler, the grin-and-bare-it and the hero. But whichever profile you fit, nobody likes creepy crawlies in their living space.... until you realise what you can learn from them.   1. SLIPPING IN THE SERVICE DOOR Draught is invisible, but spiders are [...]

How much ceiling insulation is protecting your home? You might have a lot, a little or none at all - find out below. Ceiling insulation is the most important insulation in your home, so it's essential to know whether it's doing the job it should be. Many people believe they have ceiling insulation, but in truth they [...]

Despite the recent confusion around solar panels, solar hot water and insulation, many Victorians are beginning to understand the link between a home that has been retrofitted for energy efficiency and permanently reduced energy bills. Instead of surrendering to a lifetime of increasingly high energy costs, households are choosing the one-time-investment route and treating themselves [...]