For a flat fee of $150 we can deliver your insulation order to the following Blue Mountains townships: Glenbrook, Blaxland, Warrimoo, Sun Valley, Springwood, Faulconbridge, Woodford, Hazelbrook, Lawson, Wentworth Falls, Leura and Katoomba. We also deliver to other areas – please contact us for a quote.
So which R-Value does a Blue Mountains home need?
No matter which area you live in, proper thermal insulation will ensure that warmed up air inside your house doesn’t escape unhindered through the walls, ceiling and even through the raised underfloor of your home. We often get asked which R-Value we recommend for houses in the Blue Mountains region. This will depend on a number of factors.
In the lower Blue Mountains, we would generally recommend an insulation R-Value of at least R5.0 for the ceiling and R2.0 in the walls, and (where applicable) an R2.0 in the underfloor. Even in the colder areas, an R2.0 is generally sufficient under a raised underfloor, since the hot air inside the home will naturally rise toward the ceiling. However some underfloor insulation is always recommended to stop cold drafts seeping in and to avoid the inevitable chilly winter floorboards.
..and don’t forget the acoustics
If you are building or extending a home near a major road – in particular a steep road (think noisy truck brakes..)then we would urge you to consider installing acoustic insulation in the external walls. Acoustic insulation is denser than normal thermal insulation, and is effective in reducing the transfer of outside noise.