Shop by Insulation Brand
Home Insulation Batts
Different insulation brands – similar performance
We often get asked questions like “what’s the best wall insulation” or whether a certain residential insulation brand is ‘better’ than another. The insulation price is not necessarily an indicator that one insulation will perform better than another. Broadly speaking the three factors which should determine your choice of brand are:
- Your budget
- Where you live
- Your personal preference.
The performance of thermal home insulation (which helps keep your house cooler in summer and warmer in winter) is measured in “R-Value.” This measures how effective the insulation batts are at restricting the transfer of heat and cold. Generally speaking, a thicker insulation batt or insulation blanket, will have a higher R-Value. An R2.0 wall insulation batt will provide a good amount of thermal insulating benefits, and there should be no noticeable difference between any of the insulation brands we sell.
Which home insulation brand should I choose?
- Knauf Earthwool
- Fletcher Pink Batts
- Bradford Gold Batts
- Autex Greenstuf Polyester
- Kingspan Commercial Insulation
If you’re working to a budget, then delivery – or freight – may be as an important consideration as the actual insulation price. It might well be that the best wall insulation or ceiling insulation brand for your project, is the one which doesn’t cost the earth to get transported to your premises! If you live in or around one of the major capital cities, then the cost of getting house insulation delivered to you should be similar across the majority of insulation brands, regardless of whether we ship directly from one of our own warehouses or via one of our partner suppliers.
However if you live in a more regional or remote area, then the price will vary greatly between the different insulation brands. To enable us to give you the best advice, phone us on 1300 729 639 or send us an email and tell us about your project – where do you need the insulation delivered to, when do you need it by, which R-Values do you need for both the walls and ceilings etc. Home wall insulation should receive careful consideration as you won’t be in a hurry to dismantle walls down the track in order to upgrade the insulation, whereas ceiling insulation is usually relatively easy to top up.
For more detailed information on the various insulations brands we sell, check out our Insulation Options page.
House Insulation Brands – Tips for Handling Insulation
Insulation is typically a very bulky product, regardless of insulation brands. It comes in bags that weigh between 8 and 18kg, and these bags are typically wrapped in plastic to form “bales” of insulation, that contain 4 or 5 bags. One bale of Earthwool can weigh more than 70kg. Moving these around by hand can prove difficult, if you don’t have the luxury of a forklift when receiving your delivery of insulation, or when you need to move it around the building site. But providing you are reasonably fit and apply the correct technique, you can move it around quite easily, saving time as well as your back.
Instead of trying to drag or carry the bale, lift it so that it is standing in upright, this is easier if you have a second person. Once the bale is standing, brace yourself behind it and push it forward, using your body weight to assist. The bale will start rolling forward, so walk after it, pushing as you go.
This works best on even ground, particularly driveways, as there is little chance of the bale tipping sideways. But if you find the task too difficult, split the bale open and drag or carry the bags individually.