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Insulation Batts Delivered to your Door
Pricewise Insulation sells thermal and acoustic insulation batts for ceilings, walls and underfloors all over Australia. Our brands include Earthwool, Pink Batts, Bradford Gold and GreenStuf. We buy vast quantities of quality insulation batts directly from these manufacturers, and can deliver practically any quantity of insulation direct to your door, practically anywhere in Australia. So whether you need a quote for a multi dwelling commercial development project, or just a few bags of insulation for your weekend home renovation project, don’t waste your time borrowing a trailer to take to Bunnings – rather order your insulation online today from Australia’s favourite online insulation retailer!
Priority 1: Ceiling Insulation Batts
Regardless of whether you’re building a new home, or have just discovered that ceiling in your current dwelling is un-insulated – ceiling insulation is always priority number 1. A surprising amount of homes have no insulation in the ceiling, a surprising factor considering that roof-spaces account for the most heat transfer all year round. If you have ever tried crawling up into the ceiling space on a hot summers day (this is not recommended) you will realise that it can be a veritable furnace. Ordinary ceiling lining (such as gyprock or other plasterboard) has very poor insulating properties. A survey in 2009 of Victorian households found that 17% of households were unsure if their home was insulated or not. While this figure is likely to be lower today in the ‘post-rebate’ days, it is reasonable to assume that many ceilings still have no insulation. If your ceiling feels warm or even hot to touch on a hot sunny day, then you can be almost certain that the ceiling (or at least that section of ceiling) is un-insulated. Visually inspecting through the manhole with a torch should confirm the presence of any insulation and what condition this is in.
How does insulation work?
As the roof tiles heat up, so does the the ceiling cavity, and this in turn heats up the ceiling lining, and it isn’t long before the effects becomes noticeable throughout the house. The obvious answer to this problem is of course ceiling insulation, installed snugly between the ceiling joists. Both glasswool and polyester insulation contains millions of tiny air-pockets, which is what gives these products their excellent insulating properties. Generally speaking, the thicker the insulation, the higher the R-Value – or the better it is at restricting the transfer of heat and cold.
Priority 2: Wall Insulation Batts
Wall insulation serves a similar function as ceiling insulation, and when installed in combination, these two provide what is sometimes referred to as a ‘thermal envelope’ around the home. Insulation batts should always be installed in all the external walls of the homes of new buildings. Wall insulation is about priorities, about what is important to you, either as a person living in the house, or as the person who pays the heating or cooling bills. As builders and home owners become increasingly conscious about cost of living pressures, and also about their future environmental footprint, wall batts are becoming more the norm and less the exception in both domestic and commercial building projects. While the overriding purpose of insulation wall batts is to control temperature transfer between inside and outside, an increasing number of owner builders are realising the benefits of also insulating the internal walls. Internal wall insulation ensures that the air-conditioner, gas heater or even the old fashioned fireplace are not expending their energy heating and cooling rooms which are largely unoccupied during the day or night.
Acoustic wall batts are denser than ordinary insulation, and serves the dual purpose of insulating against both heat and airborne sound. While acoustic insulation is most commonly used in the internal walls of the home, they can also serve a useful purpose in the external walls, in particular in areas prone to excessive road traffic noise.
Knauf Earthwool® HD Underfloor Insulation Batts$ 5.51–$ 7.75 p/m2 inc. GST
Greenstuf® Polyester Underfloor Insulation$ 4.28–$ 5.36 p/m2 inc. GST
Bradford Optimo™ Underfloor Insulation Batts$ 11.54–$ 12.31 p/m2 inc. GST
Knauf ClimaFoam® Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation$ 14.39–$ 23.86 p/m2 inc. GST
Priority 3: Underfloor Insulation Batts
The effects of underfloor insulation are highly noticeable in particular during winter. While the majority of heat loss does occur through ceilings, windows and walls, a raised under-floor will also allow heat loss to occur, and the solution to this is of course underfloor insulation batts, installed neatly between the floor joists.
Pink Batts Scheme: Rough Ride for Insulation Installers
The insulation industry has been through a very rough ride in recent years, following the so-called ‘Pink Batts scheme’. During the early days of the scheme, it was very difficult to source insulation for our customers, and the price of insulation went through the roof. Hardware chains such as Bunnings were also unable to keep up with the sudden increase in demand for quality insulation products. At the same time, the market was flooded with an oversupply of low quality insulation imported from overseas.
When the government scrapped the scheme, the demand for “free insulation” stopped abruptly, and insulation batts that were previously impossible to get hold of were now almost impossible to sell. Fortunately this didn’t last forever, and thanks to the ongoing construction boom, especially in the major capital cities, market prices have stabilised and at Pricewise Insulation we have capacity to supply insulation to practically anyone, anywhere in Australia.
Order Insulation Batts Online – Delivery Next Business Day
If you’re shopping around for insulation, don’t bother driving to your nearest Bunnings, Masters or other home hardware stores. While Bunnings do of course also sell insulation, we at Pricewise have made this our core business. Insulation is our specialty, and we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do. We offer highly competitive bulk order discounts, and very reasonable rates to get the insulation batts delivered directly to your door.