澳洲Australia property What to look for when installing insulati


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planning to put insulation on my place because I think summer is gonna be hell. I've read about all the issues with the insulation scheme in the last government and would like to get advise as to what I should be looking at:

- Any products to avoid
- What type of insulation is better (Polyester?, wool?) ?
- any questions I should ask the company?
- is anyone has any recommendation for Sydney West, it'd be great!  

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perfect, as i was going to ask something similar for installation for walls not just for heat resistance but mainly for noise reduction as well rather than buy the flash noise reducing gyprock which is available and expensive as gold.

look forward to peoples feedback as well please.

thanx  

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Ok... seems that not many people here know about this topic :)

there appears to be many types of insultion, but the one that I like the most so far is polyester. Based on what I've read, the benefits are:

- resistant to mold and minimises dust
- non allergic
- ideal for allergy sufferers

There's something called R rating, which tells you how much thermal resistant is. the higher, the better. Spoke to one company and said that for my area, outer west, an R value of 3.5 will be sufficient (hot humid & hot dry). I just reliased that my roof cavity is full of dust, so I need to get one of those big vacuums to clean the space, remove the 30+ y/o insulation, and install the new one.

First quote I got was for 2k. This is for vacum, remove old insulation, and installation of new one. Will see how much others charge...  

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I had a good company who did my insulation in Sydney. The guy - Bevan - had a stand at one of those home show expos at Darling Harbour and he was very knowledgeable. But I can't for the life of me remember the company. His installers were very good. Do a search here and you might find the old string where I'm sure I mentioned the company.  

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depreciator said: ↑
I had a good company who did my insulation in Sydney. The guy - Bevan - had a stand at one of those home show expos at Darling Harbour and he was very knowledgeable. But I can't for the life of me remember the company. His installers were very good. Do a search here and you might find the old string where I'm sure I mentioned the company.Click to expand...
Abbco?

http://www.somersoft.com/forums/showthread.php?p=600773  

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+1 for polyester, especially if you are installing it yourself.

i used a product called 'greenstuf' when doing my PPOR and its a dream to work with, you can literally lay over the top of the surfaces you have just put down and there is no itching.

i buy direct from this guy: http://alltypeinsulation.com.au/ he is in leonay and is actually an installer but will supply you with the product for self install.  

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I vote polyester as well for PPOR.
You will pay more but as previous posters mention it has some good qualities.
I think tontene make the stuff as well.

If for a rental you will pick up some on ebay for as litle as $10 bucks a bag
and thats buy it now price, last week some guy was selling from $5 bucks
and no one bought.  

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We used polyester.

I liked the fact that the installers did not have to wear any type of protective gear at all, which means there should not be a problem for anyone having to access the roof space.
Marg  

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polyester not near as good as glass.

i actually started mine today glass with foil backing...........

anyone have any flea powder??? :))

only down side really, im tearing my arms and chest apart as i type, far better noise reduction and heat reduction than any polyester inlay will ever do...  

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nww said: ↑
I vote polyester as well for PPOR.
You will pay more but as previous posters mention it has some good qualities.
I think tontene make the stuff as well.Click to expand...
yep tontine have one, its ok but nowhere near the properties of glass with foil backing...

you get what you pay for...glass with foil is double the price...worth every cent.  

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FWIW don't use blow in insulation as it can often find its way into the house through gaps between the cornice and the walls.  

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yep good point, loose glass blown in may cause issues...go with the rolls of glass with foil...

still scratching here from yesterdays work, off now to finish the job..........  

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Abbco?Click to expand...
Yep, that's them Edmond.  

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as an aside, when comparing glass to poly, if they have the same 'R' rating, dont they therefore have the same insulation qualities? The poly would be thicker to acheive the same rating but is it not a standard?  

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depreciator said: ↑
Yep, that's them Edmond.Click to expand...
Thanks Dep... they've given me a name of another place, atticvac, as they don't service my area :rolleyes:  

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