Due to its bulky nature, insulation can be a challenging product to transport; it almost always requires a trailer or a ute. But if you do want to come and pick up your order, here’s what you need to know.
Insulation bags are often available in combined packs or “bales” of 4 or 5, depending on the width. These may be lifted onto a trailer or ute by 2 people, and stacked 3 or 4 high. If you are going to struggle for space, it’s definitely better to keep the bags in their original bales, because one compressed bale takes up less space than the equivalent number of loose packs. The bales are compressed in plastic, which provides some water protection, but heavy rain will eventually soak through and ruin the insulation, which is unusable when wet. Best is to schedule your pickup for a sunny day.
When stacking the bales on your ute or trailer, keep the closed end facing forward and always strap them down firmly, ideally with a ratchet strap. If left unstrapped, the bales can catch the wind and fly off at high speeds, potentially crashing into another car.