Insulation acts as a barrier to heat flow, keeping homes warm in winter and cool in summer. A well insulated and well designed home will provide year-round comfort, cutting cooling and heating bills by up to 50% and greatly reducing greenhouse emissions.
According to Australian Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers' Association
(ACIMA), cellulose insulation is Australia's most environmentally friendly residential ceiling insulation material. It is guaranteed to improve a home's comfort levels all year round.
What is cellulose insulation?
The term 'cellulose' is classified as bulk insulation and refers to the base fibre for all plant life, with wood, paper and other plant-based materials being cellulosic materials.
Some of the key benefits of this energy efficient insulation are:
- manufactured from 83% recycled paper products, using low energy production process
- treated with borates so that it is fire and vermin retardant
- dense insulation materials
- improve comfort levels in residential homes
- reduction in energy bills
- helps reduce Greenhouse gas emissions
- soundproofing qualities that helps reduce up to 66% of sound between rooms
- acts as an insect and termite repellent, preventing nesting in the ceiling
Cellulose insulation complies with all Australian State and Federal building regulations and is engineered to:
- comply with AS/NZS4859.1 ‘Materials for the thermal insulation of buildings’, which is the Australian product standard for cellulose insulation
- last the life of a home
- resist rodent and vermin infestation
Cellulose insulation uses less energy to heat or cool living spaces and because it is treated with fire retardants, this insulation product provides excellent fire safety properties. Its dense fibre structure slows the spread of fire, protecting ceiling joists and plaster from the spread of fire.
ACIMA is a non-profit industry association whose members play a key role in the on-going discussion by government and industry of building energy efficiency, climate change and greenhouse gas reduction.