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Bradford Anticon combines two very effective forms of insulation into a single product to provide these benefits. The reflective foil acts as a barrier, which reduces the radiant heat entering the roof space by up to 97% and also controls condensation, while the insulation blanket absorbs outside noise and dramatically slows the transfer of heat into and out of your home.
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Why install Anticon Roofing Blanket?
- Keeps homes and buildings cooler in summer, prevents heat loss in winter
- Reduces rain noise
- Provides effective condensation control
- Reduces overall building energy usage
- Can be stored externally due to water resistant packaging
- Can be custom cut to required length to reduce waste and installation time
- Available in a range of thicknesses to meet the BCA Energy Efficiency Provision
- Non combustible
- Made from biosoluble formulation
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
- Environmentally sound – made from up to 80% recycled content
Residential and Commercial Applications
- Residential metal clad roofs
- Commercial and Industrial metal clad and fibre cement roofs eg, offices, shopping centres, warehouses etc
- Under concrete slabs in carparks
How Anticon works
The below diagrams shows how Anticon works in two different residential applications. The first diagram shows roofing blanket installed in a pitched metal roof with flat ceiling. The second diagram shows roofing blanket installed in a pitched roof with cathedral ceiling below rafters.
Sound Insulation for Roofs
Improve the acoustic performance of your roof with Anticon Insulation. The installation of Anticon directly under your metal roof sheet can reduce unwanted airborne noise such as aircraft or traffic and also provide a damping effect to reduce impact noise from rain or hail. Although the sound of gentle rain can be soothing, heavy rain or hail on a metal roof can be noisy and annoying. Installing this product reduce the sound power level of heavy rain by over 7%*, improving the comfort of your living environment as well as providing the thermal and condensation benefits that Bradford Anticon is renowned for. The addition of Bradford Gold ceiling batts or SoundScreen can also further improve both the acoustic and thermal performance.
Improve Energy Efficiency and Comfort
Most common building materials such as bricks, roof tiles and metal roofing allow most of the heat they receive to pass through them. This is why insulation such as Anticon for under the metal roof sheet and Gold Batts or New Generation SoundScreen in ceilings and walls is important to achieve improved energy efficiency and a comfortable living environment.
Up to 42% of heat is lost through the roof
In winter, around 42% of a home’s heat is lost through the roof and 24% typically lost through the walls. In summer heat flows at similar rates into the home. The inclusion of this roofing product can help improve the thermal performance and comfort of your home.
Installing Bradford Anticon can reduce the risk of condensation formation under your metal roof which can cause damage to plasterboard ceilings and mould growth. The use of high levels of insulation on only the ceiling to meet energy efficiency and comfort requirements can unfortunately lead to an increased incidence of condensation formation in roof spaces in cold climates. Although ceiling insulation is very effective at keeping the warmth within the home, it is unable to stop vapour (moisture within the air) from the home passing through the plasterboard and bulk insulation.
When this vapour contacts a cold surface such as an un-insulated metal roof sheet, condensation droplets can form beneath the roof sheet in the roof space – similar to the droplets on the outside of a bottle removed from the fridge on a warm day. To help address condensation formation, ‘Anticon’ (the name is derived from the anti-condensation purpose of the product) positioned directly against the underside of the metal roof sheet helps stop the vapour in the air from reaching the cold metal roof sheet. By insulating the metal roof, the temperature of the Anticon foil facing does not get as cold which reduces the risk of condensation forming. For roofs in very cold regions or those homes where moist air enters the roof space, it is important to tape the foil overlap and remove the heavy, moisture laden air from the attic space using a suitable ventilation system.
This bulk insulation blanket is made from non-combustible fibres and is ideally suited to sealing ember entry points at ridges, valleys and fascias to meet the BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) requirement for metal clad roofs in bushfire areas. Anticon’s bulk insulation blanket achieves a very high fire rating in accordance with AS/NZS1530.3 (0,0,0,1) and the reflective foil facing meets the BCA flammability index requirement of ≤ 5.
Made in Australia from up to 65% recycled glass
Made from up to 65% recycled glass, Bradford Anticon, is Made in Australia in facilities with an Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) of zero so you can be assured that they are a sound environmental choice. CSR Bradford insulation is manufactured using the latest FBS-1 bio-soluble formulation which has been assessed as non-hazardous under the National Occupational Health & Safety Commission’s guidelines.