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R7.0 Ceiling Insulation
R7.0 by Bradford Insulation
Bradford Insulation is the only manufacturer in Australia to produce R7.0 insulation for ceilings. These hi-performance batts offer both thermal and acoustic benefits, making them popular among DIY builders looking for the best. R6.0 ceiling insulation is more than sufficient for most applications.
Insulation standards in Australia
ICANZ claims that 30% of existing homes in Australia remain uninsulated, making them among the least energy efficient homes in the modern world. Installing new insulation in your ceiling is one of the quickest, most cost effective ways to save money on energy.
Is glass wool safe?
Glasswool insulation is an excellent product and safe to use. It has been used worldwide for over 70 years and extensively researched. Glass wool fibres are manufactured from natural minerals such as sand and insulation dust from glass wool products are not classified as hazardous.
R7.0 Sound Insulation for Ceilings
Fire considerations are a mandatory part of any new building design. Building codes and test standards have provided definitions for some terms commonly used to describe how a given material or assembly will perform in a fire.
Is glasswool insulation fire proof
A non-combustible material is one that is not capable of undergoing combustion under specified conditions (ASTM E 176). Fire resistance refers to how long a building material will continue to perform its intended function when exposed to a fire.
Knauf Earthwool and most modern glasswool insulation is considered non-combustible, i.e. it will not catch fire. It is not designed to stop the spread fires in buildings, but will not ignite and aid in the spreading of a fire.
If you are looking to purchase insulation that can be used as a fire barrier, Rockwool is incombustible and can be used as a fire barrier in certain applications, providing effective protection to neighbouring buildings and the public in the event of fire.