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 [...]

facade of a red brick house

There was never a better time to build an energy efficient home from scratch. Research and technology is abundant and readily accessible. However … If you have an older home, rest assured, all is not lost. In fact, there are so many options for upgrading the efficiency of older homes that there’s every reason that they can perform [...]

A house toy model

Planning your summer escape to the nearest public air-conditioned space? Hold it right there! 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 [...]

couple smiling

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 ballooning heating and cooling costs. So, they made a plan to invest [...]

seedling on the hand of a child

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, [...]

Why Maurice Beinat invented ecoGlaze

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 window insulation solution that would have all [...]

a window with curtain

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 questions remain: What is the best double glazing [...]

spider at home

Nobody likes having spiders and creepy crawlies in the home, but what if they held the key to turning your cold and draughty home into a warm, cosy, bug-free haven? When it comes to creepy crawlies, there are three types of people in this world: the squealer, the grin-and-bare-it, and the hero. But whichever profile [...]

Kitchen ceiling

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 [...]

a thermally efficient home

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 [...]