How To Choose the Best Type of Underfloor Insulation

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With so many types of insulation available, how do we know what the best underfloor insulation material really is?

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, and decide for yourself what’s the most durable and safest insulation option for your family

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Choose Your Underfloor Insulation…

Think ahead ten years: Will your insulation withstand the test of time, maintaining excellent performance for the lifetime of your home?

Here are factors you need to consider when choosing the best underfloor insulation:

  1. Does it hold moisture?
  2. Will rodents carry it away as nesting material?
  3. How will it react in the event of a fire?
  4. Is it made with a non-allergenic material that is safe to work with?
  5. Does it spring-back to maintain its loft over a long period of time?
  6. How is it secured and does it provide complete coverage for optimum insulation value?
  7. Is it supplied in long rolls for ease of installation, minimal joining and maximum effectiveness?

VIDEO: ecoMaster‘s Chief Technical Officer, Maurice Beinat,  discusses different types of underfloor insulation and explains the benefits of a well insulated home.

Contact ecoMaster To Get The Best Underfloor Insulation

If you’re looking for home insulation in Melbourne or Sydney, call ecoMaster. We supply and install high-quality polyester insulation for all types of Australian homes and commercial establishments.

Call us on 1300 326 627

6 comments… add one
  • peter bell June 8, 2016, 4:05 pm

    re underfloor insulation-do you need a power assisted stapler or will a good quality hand gun stapler do the job?

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    • ecoMaster June 10, 2016, 12:05 pm

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for posting your question about the best type of staplers to use when installing underfloor insulation. It’s a really important one in terms of installing in the safest way possible, and we certainly take this very seriously with our own installers.

      We strongly advise only using electric staplers plugged into an RCD to install your insulation. Regular hand gun staplers, even the best quality ones, will NOT protect you from electrocution. Electric staplers, on the other hand, are double insulated, which means you can’t be electrocuted by accidentally stapling a wire under the floor. Often we’re asked “well, why not just turn the power off”, but we advise leaving it on for a couple of reasons.

      1. If you have lights fitted under your floor, it’s great to be able to take advantage of them and have more light to help you see while you work.

      2. If you accidentally staple a wire under the floor, you want to know about it. Leaving the power connected means that if you hit a wire, the power will be cut off, and you’ll have the opportunity to call an electrician and have them repair it. Your home’s safety switch or your portable RCD will keep you safe from electrocution if this does happen.

      If you don’t have a safety switch fitted in your home, don’t worry. A portable RCD (Residual Current Device) is effectively an add-on safety switch. It cuts the power supply in the instance of an electrical fault of any kind.

      There’s a detailed video explaining our installation technique that you may find useful on this page: https://www.ecomaster.com.au/ufi/ – it also explains what types of staplers you use and why.

      We wish you all the best with your underfloor insulation, Peter. Please get in touch if you need any further advice.

      Warm Regards,

      The ecoMaster Team

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  • Tanya Boyle August 5, 2016, 7:57 pm

    Can you give me an estimate of how much it would cost for a 16sq house supplied and supplied/installed? Thanks

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    • ecoMaster August 9, 2016, 9:31 am

      Hi Tanya,
      Thank you for getting in touch. I have passed your request onto our Sales Team and they will prepare an estimate and email it to you shortly. Please get in touch if there is any way we can support you further.
      Warm Regards,
      The ecoMaster Team

      Reply

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