Do most of your rooms (bedrooms, lounge rooms, bath, and kitchen) become uncomfortably cold during winter? Are you becoming frustrated that your home just won’t get warm despite having a heating system on and running all the time? Your leaky windows might be the culprits that are letting in cold air throughout the rooms in [...]

Old Couple with High Energy Bills

Is your home too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter, or maybe you’ve just got really big bills? It’s very easily explained by understanding the Cost / Comfort equation. The Cost / Comfort equation (or Cost / Comfort Chart) is used to visually determine whether the energy efficiency in your home is [...]

woman sitting on the floor barefooted

Your underfloor area needs the same level of protection from unwanted heat exchange as your ceiling. In the winter time, a house with a poorly insulated underfloor can experience excessive coldness and discomfort because draught can easily permeate through the floors. This often results in a difficulty in creating balanced indoor temperatures. As an advocate [...]

An open door with polyester rolls

Excessive ventilation and an abundance of air spaces are the leading factors why a home can never lock in warmth and sustain a comfortable indoor temperature. This then leads to a cycle of uncontrollable heat and cold exchange which only causes you to using more energy than necessary to strike a balanced temperature. The good [...]

An old woman feeling the winter cold

Gauging your home’s thermal efficiency in recent years, are you confident that your home is able to keep you warm and comfortable throughout winter without punching holes in your pocket? Bringing in, and retaining, the heat to counter the effects of the freezing winter is the crux of surviving winter in the hinterland areas of [...]

Couple Hugging each other in Warm and Cosy Home

Thermal efficiency is a common area of concern shared among residents of decades-old homes in Australia. Due to the lack of thermal efficiency concepts, techniques, and technologies back in the day, these households still make use of traditional cooling and heating systems which unfortunately require too much energy leading to mounting energy bills but not [...]

clean bathroom

The bathroom is known as one of the notorious sources of unwanted moisture or draught among all the areas inside every house. When not monitored and controlled, excessive moisture levels in the bathroom may contribute to unstable overall temperature of the home which is bad news if you’re concentrating on making your home energy efficient. [...]

Thai boy in junkyard

The journey of 45 members of the Business Blueprint group commenced on 16 April 2018 as they flew all the way to Bangkok, Thailand for this year’s Hands Across the Water Charity Bike Ride. The event will run until 23 April. For the fifth time in a row, the group will cycle 500 kilometers through [...]

Bike riders congratulating Lyn Beinat upon reaching the final stop

The first day of the Hands Across the Water Charity Bike Ride 2018 saw a promising and fulfilling start. Cycling 90 kilometers from the seaside district of Hua Hin all the way to Kui Buri district was no easy feat for the 48 riders of the Business Blueprint group. A feeling of nervousness was the [...]

ecoMaster's Lyn and Maurice Beinat in Thailand for the Charity Bike Ride

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 during winter

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 [...]

Polyester Insulation

It’s 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 [...]

Polyester Insulation

Sometimes you’ll come across extra wide or narrow joists under your floor.  Here’s how to make your insulation fit perfectly using our simple ‘Turn and Tear’ method. Most commonly, standard joists have 430mm space between them, making our 450mm-sized polyester insulation perfect for a nice snug fit. However, not all houses adhere to this standard sizing. Occasionally, we come across [...]

Rodent Proof Insulation

Nobody like critters making a mess under their home, so it’s important to choose a material that doesn’t appeal to them. Here’s some advice about choosing an ant and rodent proof insulation. What attracts ants to insulation anyway? Ants and rodents are a pain to get rid of, so it’s best you don’t lure them under [...]

Living area

You’ll be surprised how many homes are perfectly suitable for underfloor insulation, here’s a quick guide to find out if it’s going to work under your home. To work out if home is suitable for polyester underfloor insulation, you need to consider the type of floor you have; what’s going on under there; and whether [...]

Strapping. Gluing. Friction-Fitting. Nailing. Wiring … Here’s why you’ll only ever find us stapling insulation under your floor. Stapling insulation is the best way to ensure your underfloor insulation withstands the test of time. While other bulk insulations like fibreglass has loose fibres that won’t hold a staple, our polyester insulation’s strong, heat-bonded fibres are [...]

Lyn Beinat and polyester insulation batts for delivery

We don’t vacuum pack insulation… It’s a good thing. Not to blow our own horn or anything, but our insulation is kind of a big deal. In fact, each pack is a massive 1.3m cube! But, believe it or not, we actually like it that size. On this page, you’ll learn why we never vacuum [...]

Underfloor Insulation Sizing and Joist Width

What is standard joist width, and what size insulation is best? Our GreenStuf Polyester 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. Remember, the performance [...]

Underfloor Polyester Insulation

What is R Value? How does carpet influence R Value? And what is the best R Rating to look for when insulating under your floor? We’ll walk you through it. Underfloor insulation is very important when it comes to keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. It creates a barrier that protects your [...]

Types of Underfloor Insulation

When we’re asked about all of the different types of underfloor insulation available, people are always shocked to see our scrapbook of underfloor horror stories. 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 [...]