Insulbloc’s thermal wall insulation product recently
featured in a retrofit project by sustainability expert Warren McLaren and
performed up to his high environmental standards.
After more than a decade of scrutinising and writing about
environmentally sustainable design and building products for Infolink and BPN
magazines, McLaren bravely turned the microscope on his own retrofit project to
reveal his products of choice.
Mclaren highlighted Insulbloc’s exceptional Australian Wool Testing
Authority rating as the catalyst for his choice of the product for his
“In the end we settled on Insulabloc. This is expanded
polystyrene foam sliced into little 1cm cubes. The product has a high recycled
content and is made in Australia. Insulbloc Australia provided test results
from the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) showing Insulbloc garnering a
thermal insulation rating of R4.0 per 100mm thickness,” he said.
“It was installed by removing tiles above the cavity wall
and blowing the tiny blocks into the wall void with a big reverse vacuum style
hose. Insulbloc suggest such a finished insulated wall is equal to about R6.”
Insulbloc is a new and innovative thermal closed cavity wall
insulation product that is manufactured from recycled polystyrene which is cut
into small cube shapes which and pumped into house wall cavities. The
cubes form a thermal barrier which is moisture resistant and does not interfere
with internal wall fittings such as plumbing pipes.
Insulbloc says there are many reasons for you to choose
their product for your home:
- 50% or better insulation rating than all of the
other wall insulation products
- Not only the best laboratory test results but
supported with numerous field tests for complete coverage and effectiveness
with thermal imaging and thermal measurements to determine effectiveness
- Reduce your home energy costs.
- Reduce your carbon footprint.
- Increase the energy efficiency rating of your
home under the Australian Government’s proposed mandatory Home Energy Ratings
Scheme which is due for introduction next year. (See our home page for
- Increase the value of your home.
- Fire, water and vermin resistant.
- Clean, safe and environmentally friendly and
manufactured from recycled materials.
- An Australian made product from an Australian
family owned company.
- Polystyrene has been used as a wall insulation
since the 1940s in the northern hemisphere
for more product information and order details.
Read about the entire project here: