Bradford Gold Acoustic Ceiling Insulation Batts
CSR’s Bradford Hi-Performance Gold batts are specifically designed to deliver optimal performance in ceilings, allowing you to reduce your home’s energy consumption by up to 40%.
Climate, as well as the layout and design of your home, are major factors which will help determine the R-Value best suited to your home. The R-Rating represents the thermal resistance of the insulation – a higher R-Rating essentially means a higher performance insulation. The hi-performance Bradford Gold batts are available in R-Values of R5.0 through to R7.0, offering the highest level of thermal protection available in Australia. So does that mean you should go ahead and order the highest R-Value Bradford batts available? Not necessarily. Depending on where you live, the highest possible R-Value may not be the most economical choice.
R-Value and the Law of Diminishing Returns
If you’re starting point is an un-insulated ceiling, then installing even a very low R-Value (e.g. R2.5) would immediately translate into some energy savings and more comfortable indoor temperatures. Upgrading from there to e.g. an R4.1 Ceiling Insulation, would in most areas slightly but increase these aforementioned benefits – but the difference would be less noticeable. Upgrading further to e.g. a Bradford Gold R5.0, R6.0, even R7.0 becomes more a matter of personal preference and more difficult to justify with any real cost-benefit analysis. Broadly speaking, the more extreme the winter cold and the more intense the summer heat – the more economically justifiable will be any upgrade to a high performance Bradford Insulation. Thinking longer term – say 20 or 30 years ahead, it may be economically justified to invest in the highest R-Value available today, especially if you assume that electricity prices are doomed to rise significantly, and even more so if you believe Australia is destined for more extreme weather conditions in the same period. Regardless of which R-Rating you should choose, you’ll be glad to know that Gold batts come with a 70 year warranty, and will not require any maintenance or replacement for the entire life of your home.
Did you know Bradford Insulation has partnered up with the National Asthma Council Australia’s “Sensitive Choice” program? Bradford batts are declared especially suitable for use in the homes of asthma and allergy sufferers. In addition to ceiling insulation, Bradford also manufactures top-quality hi-performance wall insulation batts and underfloor batts, all of which can be DIY installed providing you do your homework and take the appropriate precautions.
Bradford Gold Insulation Batts Price
Pricewise Insulation sells the following thermal and acoustic ceiling insulation in 430mm and 580mm widths at discounted prices. Click on the drop down menus at the top of the page to see the price on the different type of golds batts that are available. This insulation comes in 3 R-ratings:
- R5.0HP Gold™ High Performance Thermal & Acoustic Ceiling Batts/Insulation – 240mm thick
- R6.0HP Gold™ High Performance Thermal & Acoustic Ceiling Batts/Insulation – 260mm thick
- R7.0HP Gold™ High Performance Thermal & Acoustic Ceiling Batts/Insulation – 290mm thick
70 year warranty at Bradford’s Insulation
CSR Bradford Ceiling Insulation meet the highest Australian standards for ceiling insulation and come with a reassuring 70 year warranty. The insulation bats are completely bio-soluble, low allergen and won’t catch fire. The ceiling batts come conveniently packed in a robust poly pack for super easy handling and transport. If you’re thinking to install the ceiling insulation yourself, make sure you familiarise yourself with the safety precautions on the Bradford’s website: www.bradfordinsulation.com.au . You should also check out our D.I.Y install page, for handy tips and advice on how to install your own insulation.