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Pink Batts Insulation
Pink Batts® Insulation , manufactured by Fletcher Insulation, features a next generation formula that provides a softer feel for more comfortable handling. Pink Batts® Insulation is made from lightweight, flexible and resilient glasswool (sometimes referred to as mineral wool), specially designed for the thermal insulation of ceilings and walls in domestic and commercial buildings. Pink Batts® Insulation has the added benefit of being an effective sound absorber and so contributes to both the thermal and acoustic comfort of building occupants.
The comprehensive range of sizes and R-values available ensures there is an efficient and effective insulation solution for your home.
The standard Pink Batts wall insulation comes in thermal ratings of R1.5, R2.0 and R2.5. The new Pink Soundbreak acoustic insulation range comes in R1.7, R2.0, R2.5 and R3.1 and is suitable for walls, ceilings and between floors. The Pink Batts ceiling insulation is available in R-Values ranging from R2.5 and all the way up to R6.0.
Pink Batts® Insulation is stiffened to fit snugly between standard spacing wall studs – both timber and steel – without sagging and should be installed at the time of construction before fixing internal lining. Pink Batts® Insulation is non-combustible, low allergen and is guaranteed to perform for the life of the home.
Installing R1.5 in the walls? Think Pink!
The combined thermal resistance of a solid wall construction without a cavity is estimated to be between R0.3 to R0.4. This is insufficient for most building code compliance or sustainability requirements and for this reason, additional bulk insulation is is generally specified at the design stage.
An R-value of R1.5 is generally considered to be the minimum requirement in a new home, and many homes will be specified as requiring a higher R-value. If the frame of the house is not wrapped with a Fletchers Sisalation or a similar wall wrap product, it can be a challenge to install the relatively thin (e.g. 75mm) R1.5 insulation batts between the vertical wall studs, without the insulation sagging and coming into contact with the bricks or external wall lining. It’s always recommended to maintain an air-gap between the internal and external walls. On this front, Pink Bats wall insulation has an edge over some of its competitors – they are pre-stiffened, and easy to install between the wall studs.
Fletcher Insulation – The Company Behind Pink Batts
Fletcher Insulation is among Australia’s largest manufacturer of insulation and related material. The Australian Sisalkraft company began manufacturing packaging, wall wraps and building membrane products in the 1930’s. In the 1940’s foil was added to the “Sisalkraft” paper, the result of which was ‘Sisalation’ – Fletcher Insulation’s now hugely popular reflective wall wrap product. Shortly afterwards, in the 1950s, ACI Australia started to make glasswool insulation and developed insulation batts, while most of its competitors were still supply granulated rockwool. The ACI advertising campaign of the 1970’s, featuring the Pink Panther, propelled Pink Batts to becoming the well known brand name it is still today.
Yet another business, Insulco was established in 1979 and gained market share throughout the 80’s and 90’s with its own branded products – Fat Batts and Vapa-Chek.
In 2003, Fletcher Building of New Zealand bought Insulco and in 2005, ACI Insulation, (now named Insulation Solutions) was also acquired. Thus Fletcher Insulation was born, effectively merging several successful brands into one company with good prospects for future success.
Fletcher’s were hit hard by the termination of the governments Home Insulation Rebate scheme, which resulted in an unpreceded plummet in demand and a correspondingly vast, nation-wide over-supply of insulation batts. In March 2010, the company suspended operations at its Sydney plant, and in April 2010, announced they would be scaling back production in Dandenong. It would be another 5 year before the Sydney plant would restart production again. In 2016 the Victorian plant moved to Scoresby.
In addition to its two manufacturing plants, Fletcher’s has distribution centres in Perth, Darwin, Townsville, Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Orange, Canberra, Shepparton, Bendigo
, Adelaide and Hobart – a real national distribution network. In addition to Pink Batts and Sisalation, Fletcher Insulation brands include Pink Soundbreak, Permastop, Roof Razor and Thermatape.
Reduce Energy Wastage
This diagram shows how a home without insulation will lose heat in winter and gain heat in summer. Up to 40% of heat is lost through the ceiling in Winter and up to 45% of heat is gained through the ceiling in Summer. Installing Pink Batts Ceiling Insulation creates a thermal barrier against heat and reduces the need to rely on mechanical heating and cooling systems.
Pink Batts supply and delivery
At Pricewise Insulation, we can ship PinkBatts direct from the manufacturer to most areas in Australia, including Townsville, Coffs Harbor, Newcastle, Bendigo, Shepparton and all the Capital Cities. The new range of PinkBatts has a softer feel and is more pleasant to work with than the traditional glasswool insulation. Our prices are discounted to the public, and if you require bulk or commercial quantities of Pink Batts insulation, please call 1300 729 639 or send an email to email@example.com to negotiate a bulk order discount.
Pink Batts® Video
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Downloads Pink Batts® Insulation:
+ Fletchers INSULBoard datasheet
+ Pink® Acousti-Therm® HD datasheet
+ Pink Batts® datasheet
+ Pink® Partition Insulation datasheet
+ Sisalation WallWrap® MD Breather
+ Fletchers Pink® Insulation Consumer Warranty
+ Fletchers Sisalation Consumer Warranty
+ Pink® Soundbreak™ Acoustic Insulation datasheet
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