CSR Bradford Insulation
Bradford Insulation batts are among the most trusted names in Australian insulation, and CSR is a renowned supplier of insulation and related products. (Our New Zealand store also sells Bradford insulation.) Great value thermal and acoustic wall insulation, Hi-Performance Gold Ceiling Insulation boasting thermal ratings of up to R 7.0 – the highest rating available in Australia – Optimo Underfloor Insulation – and much more – you name it and Bradford Insulation has got it, and we can arrange delivery of your Bradford order to practically anywhere in Australia.
Made from glasswool, the world’s most popular insulation material, Bradford Gold batts are a highly cost effective solution to rising energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. When properly installed, Bradford insulation can be expected to last as long as your home.
Bradford Insulation – A Short History
Bradford Insulation had its earliest beginnings in 1932, when the business commenced the production of thermal insulation from recycled waste slag. The business grew, and during the 1950’s, was bought up by CSR Limited, one of Australia’s oldest companies. It was also during this time that modern rockwool manufacturing was introduced to company’s operations. It was in the 1970’s the Bradford Insulation introduced glasswool technology into its production, and in the 1990’s the now famous Bradford Insulation “Gold” Batts were launched. More recently the new Bradford Black insulation was launched, following the general ‘low itch insulation’ trend which has seen other insulation brands focus on developing softer, more pleasant to work with insulation products.
Today Bradford Insulation has a presence in over 20 facilities throughout Australia including regional towns Wagga Wagga and Tamworth, and including 6 manufacturing plants.
Heat Radiation, Convection and Conduction
Heat transfer affects the comfort of your home in three ways – radiation, convection and conduction. The below diagram shows how radiation from the sun in Summer heats up the wall and roof surfaces and this heat is radiated into the home. In Winter the warm air rises (known as convection) and is displaced by cool air entering the home, thereby reducing the indoor temperature. The third way that heat is transferred is through conduction. Most Australian homes are built with materials that have a high thermal mass such as bricks or concrete. These materials retain heat overnight and this heat radiates into the surrounding air. This puts a lot of demand on mechanical heating and cooling systems to maintain a comfortable indoor temperatures. Installing thermal insulation products such as Bradford Gold Ceiling Batts can help to reduce the amount of heat entering and leaving the home.
Does my house need insulation?
Most homes in this country benefit greatly from as least some insulation. Wall and ceiling insulation provide a protective thermal “envelope” around the home, restricting the transfer of heat through the ceilings and wall. Ceiling insulation is particularly important from a thermal perspective. On a hot summers day, the roof and ceiling space quickly heat up, and in the absence of ceiling insulation, this heat quickly penetrates into the living areas below. Ceiling insulation reduces the load on indoor cooling and heating appliances significantly. In some circumstances, sufficient ceiling insulation can practically remove the need for air-conditioning, resulting in substantial power savings.
Glasswool insulation batts also have acoustic properties, and when installed in the ceilings, walls and underfloors of homes, will contribute to an overall more quiet home environment.
Need more advice?
Planning on installing Bradford batts insulation yourself? To discuss your insulation needs or to get some help working out the insulation costs on your next project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 729 639.
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CSR Bradford has an extensive network of distribution centres throughout Australia, and we can ship direct to practically anywhere in Australia usually within 2 – 3 business days for a reasonable cost. Visit the Pricewise Insulation webshop to purchase Bradford Insulation and a range of other products at discount prices.
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