Category Archives: Insulation Tips

Ceiling and Underfloor Insulation for Comfort and Savings

There are many benefits of installing home insulation. Insulating your home will create a healthier home environment, add to your comfort, reduce your energy bills and have a positive effect on the environment. These days insulation is installed in all new houses, but a few decades ago this wasn’t common practice. Consequently, many old houses […]

Does Underfloor Insulation Heat Up the Floor?

Does Underfloor Insulation Make a Difference? Out of all the heat that is lost during the cold winter months, most of it escapes through the ceilings and walls. A small portion, however, will also inevitably make its way through the floor. Is it enough to warrant an insulation investment? Does floor insulation make a difference? […]

Spring is Here – Install Pink Batts Ceiling Insulation

Spring is Here – Install Pink Batts Ceiling Insulation The days are getting longer and warmer, the birds are singing and four-year-old Grace is excited because as she puts it, “my birthday is when the flowers come”. And she’s right. The warm weather is just around the corner and it’s time to open up the […]

Requirements for Ceiling and Underfloor Insulation in New Zealand

Requirements for Ceiling and Underfloor Insulation Concerns that a lot of rental housing in New Zealand was not providing accommodation that was warm or dry enough, led among other things to reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act in 2015. The updated Residential Tenancies Act now requires all landlords to make sure that their rentals meet […]

Effective Sound Insulation in NZ Classrooms

It hasn’t always been the case that the acoustic considerations have been taken into account during the design of school classrooms. In recent years, however it has become more and more common knowledge that an acoustically healthy atmosphere facilitates learning. Range of Acoustic Needs in the Classroom Classrooms have unique acoustic requirements. Noise created by […]

Two Simple Ways To Save Energy In The Home

With all the talk about sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, it can be easy to think, how much difference will I actually make? And it’s hard to know for sure if all the measures taken have in fact had any noticeable impact the electricity bill. For renters, the motivation to be energy wise is often […]

The Worst Retrofit Ceiling Insulation Jobs

Ignoring the more trivial issues that can be associated with a retrofit insulation job, such as protruding nails, sharp, which are typically present and can take you by surprise (by the way, it pays to scan the area for these before you get stuck right into it), there are some circumstances that have the potential […]

Buy Pink Batts and Install Them Yourself

Roof insulation can be installed before or after plaster. Often the insulation installers will find it easier to install before plaster. The roof insulation segments are simply pushed up into place between the ceiling joists with long sticks. The insulation is precut to ensure a snug fit between the ceiling joists assuming that the joists […]