Our underfloor insulation is slightly wider than the space between standard joists, but don't be alarmed, we designed it that way. Here's why we choose to use 450mm wide insulation when standard joists have 430mm space in between them. ecoMaster's polyester underfloor insulation is available professionally installed or DIY supplied. To learn more about why [...]

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 [...]

Did you know that the average home's carbon emissions equals 67 trees every year!? 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, [...]

[WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW] Maurice Beinat wanted all of the benefits of double glazing without replacing his perfectly good timber glazing. So, he invented a product that would change the way people double glaze their existing windows forever. Less cost, less waste and a better result. The criteria was to create a solution that would have [...]

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 not! If [...]

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 [...]

Standing beside your windows in winter can send a chill down your spine and in summer, they're conducting all of that yukky heat in and leaving you boiling hot inside. Here's a simple trick to insulating your windows that will only cost you a couple of minutes! In this video, thermal comfort expert, Maurice Beinat, [...]

Is your home unbearably freezing? Do you find it virtually impossible to warm up your home and hold that warmth? Do you settle for band-aid solutions like letting your heater run non-stop while saying that you'll just deal with the energy bills when they come? Make your home a warm haven with these 5 tips for keeping your home naturally [...]

They both knew that a home that is properly insulated and draught proofed requires less heating and cooling; and a home that is comfortable without the need for heating and cooling - that's paradise. Many people walk in this house and they have a really good feeling ... and that’s a lot to do with the comfort [...]

Why to fill draughty gaps around your home ... Draught proofing your home is a great way to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer without cranking up the heater or the air conditioner. When you seal up all of those sneaky gaps and cracks, you can keep your expensive heating and [...]

Her family now enjoys an environmentally friendly home that is naturally warm in winter and stays cool and comfortable in summer. There is no reason for houses in Australia to have such high heating and cooling bills ... we are just squandering the resources available to us and it is not necessary, the technology is here." [...]

Today he  is an official Climate Leader, trained by Al Gore himself to deliver a very important presentation. In this interview, Alastair shares what it means to be part of the Climate Reality Project. 1. What is the Climate Reality Project? In 2007, I saw An Inconvenient Truth, the Academy Award-winning documentary about climate change, produced [...]

What better way to make your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter than by using natural plantings and sunlight. Maurice Beinat explains how you can work with natural movement of the sun and strategic placement of trees and shrubs to keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Learn what to plant [...]

Composting is a great alternative to sending your foodscraps to landfill, it's better for our planet and it makes really nutritious mulch for our gardens! Now let's be realistic, composting can be time consuming, not all of us have time to be outside turning compost over. But what if there was a product that would [...]