Pink Batts vs Earthwool Glasswool

Pink Batts vs Earthwool Insulation New Zealand

So which product is actually better, when you compare Pink Batts vs Earthwool? Well that may depend on what’s most important to you.

Pink Batts vs Earthwool – Which is the Better Product?

First let’s look at the similarities. Both Pink Batts and Earthwool are both “glasswool” insulation, and the segments are in large part made from sand and recycled glass bottles. Both Pink Batts and Earthwool insulation segments are available in a variety of “R-values” to suit different climates. When making the insulation comparison Pink Batts vs Earthwool it’s important to realise that once the insulation is installed, the thermal benefit is practically the same. So an R2.0 wall insulation segment will give you the same thermal protection, regardless of whether it is branded Pink Batts, or Earthwool, or any other brand for that matter.

The Pink Insulation Batts come with a “life time guarantee” and Earthwool comes with a standard 50 year guarantee, which in practice means you can expect the insulation to last as long as your home.

Compare Insulation: Ease of Storage and Handling

Pink Batts Silencer Wall Insulation installed in a New Zealand home

Pink Batts Insulation installed in a New Zealand home

Among all the home insulation types, Earthwool Insulation has gained popularity in recent years primarily for two reasons. Firstly, it uses a different binder, which makes it less itchy to work with. This is a real plus for DIY home renovators, not to mention professional installers who work with insulation on a daily basis. Secondly, Earthwool comes in a highly compressed packaging, which can significantly reduce the need for onsite storage space, and also help to reduce freight costs if you’re paying the full cost to get the insulation delivered to your home or on site.

No smell? Best ceiling insulation based on odour(less) factor

If you’re old enough to remember the insulation being installed in the ‘old days’ you’ll remember the smell associated with all roof insulation products. The longer the insulation lay there, the worse the smell, no doubt exacerbated by any number of vermin who had chosen to take refuge in the roof-space. Knauf genuinely claims that Earthwool is a better insulation as it has practically no smell, and the truth is that this is a fairly accurate statement. It smells like nothing, whereas most other glasswool products seem to have retained at least some of the odour, usually only noticeable in confined spaces. No doubt we will see more and more insulation brands setting their sights on an ‘odourless’ product range in the future. So if the no-smell factor is important to you, then the best home insulation for your roof may be Earthwool.

Our verdict – Pink Batts vs Earthwool 

We recommend Earthwool insulation as the most comfortable to work with glasswool insulation, and it definitely is one of the best ceiling insulation products to work with. Price is obviously a key consideration, so we recommend you calculate carefully the full cost of buying the insulation and getting it delivered to you, and then make an informed decision on what is the best insulation for you and your project. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 697 742 or via the contact us page if you have any questions.


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