Quality and Safety from the Ground Up!
Save up to 20% of heat loss and add 1.5 Stars to your First Rate Energy Rating System when you install polyester underfloor insulation.
Remember, your underfloor area is as big your ceiling! A poorly insulated floor will not protect your home from unwanted heat gain in summer and will allow your expensive heating to escape in the colder months, costing you a fortune in energy bills.
We offer the highest quality polyester underfloor insulation rated R2.0 and R2.5.
Underfloor insulation will:
|✓||Keep the floor warmer and stop your feet feeling cold|
|✓||Stop draught coming up from under the floor|
|✓||Reduce sound coming up through the floor|
|✓||Shrink your energy bills as your home will use less energy to stay at a comfortable temperature|
Why is polyester the best type of insulation?
ecoMaster’s underfloor insulation is 100% polyester and is selected based on its exceptional quality and effectiveness. This product is high-performance, low allergenic, moisture and rodent resistant, and it maintains its loft for the lifetime of your home. Furthermore, it comes in long rolls, which means fewer joins for the best possible coverage.
How does underfloor insulation work?
Without underfloor insulation, the cold air beneath your sub-floor permeates the timber making your home cold and uncomfortable. A timber floor is just 19mm thick, this combined with possible air leakage, create a heat sink beneath your home, drawing the heat out from below.
Insulation is measured in terms of ‘R’ value, which represents “Resistance to Heat”, the higher the ‘R’ value, the better the insulation. An un-insulated floor rates only R0.7. While carpet and underlay will make your feel more comfortable underfoot it only contributes slightly to the R rating (approximately R0.3), giving a total of just R1.0, which is insufficient rating for a comfortable home.
Underfloor insulation will increase your floor’s R rating, and make a huge improvement to your comfort. For example, the addition of our premium R 2.5 underfloor insulation will take the overall Rating of your floor up to a massive R 3.2 or R3.5 with carpet, earning a higher Energy Star Rating for your home and much more comfort for your household.
You can see that you can really reduce your overall energy consumption and improve your thermal comfort quite significantly.
TM, Greensborough, 2014
The benefits of underfloor insulation:
|✓||High performance for optimal effectiveness|
|✓||Eco friendly comprising 45% recycled component|
|✓||Non-Irritant, non-toxic, non-allergenic|
|✓||Manufactured in Australia|
|✓||High quality solution that last the lifetime of your home|
|✓||Polyester insulation guaranteed for 50 years with ecoMaster installation guaranteed for 10 years. Click here to learn more.|
|✓||ISO9001 Quality Certification|
|✓||ISO4001 Environnent Management System Certification|
How to Proceed:
Option 2: DIY Installation
If you’re keen to insulate your underfloor area yourself, this option is for you. Get your Free Quote here!
Our team require a minimum of 40cm clearance to achieve complete coverage of you underfloor area.
Yes, we can provide an estimate to supply the insulation and also provide installation instructions. To find out how click here.
There are many materials used to insulate beneath floorboards, but none so effective as polyester batts, stapled firmly between the joists.
Over the years we’ve come across a variety of ineffective alternatives as shown below.
1. Insulation batts held up with packing strap.
This quick and cheap installation method doesn’t hold the insulation firmly against the floorboards, allowing space for air flow between the material and the floorboards and easy access for rodents.
2. Reflective insulation joined end-to-end.
Does not allow adequate still air space and is virtually impossible to install the sheets end-to-end without gaps, making it ineffective.
3. Builder’s Blanket secured by mesh wires.
As you can see above, a few short years later the material is sagging (allowing air infiltration) and the product is breaking down due to water damage.
4. Fibreglass bulk insulation secured with chicken wire.
Over time, the fibrous nature of this underfloor insulation has allowed it to break down, rodents have carried some of it away and while the securing mechanism did stay in place, the material did not.
What is the best type of underfloor insulation available?
Having reviewed all of the different types of underfloor insulation available. We choose Autex Polyester for its effectiveness, longevity and non-toxic properties. Our installation technique ensures a snug fit as we staple the insulation every 100mm -150mm.