Installing ceiling insulation in your new home is an investment that can reduce your energy usage and save you money on your energy bills. Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability is a new focus in Australia and the aim is for each household to reduce their overall energy consumption. Installing ceiling insulation can reduce heat loss during winter and heat gains during summer by up to 35%, and ensures a stable temperature is maintained in your home all year round. The type and amount of insulation needed for your home will depend on the climate, building construction type and heating/cooling systems used. Before you insulate your new home, you need to ensure it is air sealed and weatherproof for moisture control.
Ceiling Insulation Batts R-Value Requirements
The Building Code of Australia (BCA) has regulations about the R-value requirements of different parts of your homes.
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Ceiling Insulation For Sydney, Melbourne and Other Major Metros
Our Melbourne and Sydney warehouses are stocked to the roof with quality ceiling insulation. It’s hard to overstate the importance of ceiling insulation batts in any new building or renovation project. There is a direct link between properly installed insulation in the ceiling space, and the amount of energy required to heat or cool the building. As such, the ceiling insulation cost should not be considered an “expense”, but rather an energy saving investment for the home owner or tenants of the building.
Thermal insulation types vary, but they all perform the same, fundamental purpose: restricting the sometimes extreme heat generated by and through the exposed roof surface (be it tiled or metal) from passing unrestricted down into the rooms below the ceiling. Brand new houses will almost without exception be required to install ceiling insulation from the very outset, in order to comply with minimal environmental energy savings standards. We will usually advise our customers to indeed view this as a minimum’, and to rather upgrade to at least a slightly higher R-Value than the ceiling insulation R-Rating specified on the energy report.