Insulation

Abode Heating & Insulation supplies and installs insulation in the home to the highest standard, in accordance with best practice.  Contact us for home assessment.

Insulating a rental property?  

You may be eligible for an Insulation Subsidy

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Why Insulate? 

Heating the home is more efficient

  • Savings on your heating bill.

  • Reduction in heat loss.

  • Increased coverage of area heated.

 Healthier home 

  • Reduction in condensation and mould in the home.

  • Less sickness and doctor visits.

 Adding value to your home

  • Insulation is in the top three requirements for new homebuyers and tenants.

  • Our home is generally the most expensive asset we will ever own, insulating your home is investing in its longevity.

Insulation products

What is important to note is the “R value” of the insulation product.  All insulation products have one.  The higher the R value the more effective the product is at insulating.  For example an R1.8 product is 28% more effective than an R1.4 product.

Ceiling Insulation

In the ceiling we can use either a fibreglass, polyester, or a blend of wool/polyester insulation product.  However we generally use InsulPro Novatherm in the ceiling. This is a polyester blanket made from recycled plastic bottles and has a 50 year warranty.

Underfloor Insulation

Under wooden floors we use a product called Insulpro Underfloor Blanket.  It is a polyester blanket made from recycled plastic bottles.  The blanket is larger than the joists which sits flush under the floorboards and is firmly affixed to the sides of the joists.  It has the Healthwise tick, the New Zealand Environment Choice tick and exceeded all NZBC Early Fire Hazard requirements. 

Although we can install the minimum required underfloor insulation of R1.4, we recommend installing a higher R value of R1.8 as we believe, do it once do it well.

"Do it once
do it well"

Below is a diagram of where the insulation
is fixed bearers under the subfloor of your house. 

Wall Insulation

The best way to retrofit houses with wall insulation is to remove existing GIB/walls, insulate and then regib the walls.  Other blown in products generally do not get the total coverage which is required to make the insulation as effective as possible and can weaken the existing infrastructure of your home.

Coverage is most important as the more gaps the less efficient the rest of the product is.

Abode can organise the whole job: remove GIB, insulate, regib, plaster and paint.

Abode is also contracted to do new home insulation installs as well.  Come to us direct for your new home build and we can offer you a great rate.

                                             

                                              

 

 

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