Insulating your home (in the walls, ceiling, and roof and under the floor) helps maintain warm temperatures inside your home, banishing indoor chills. Having good insulation can also make a big difference to your budget, slashing energy bills.
Earthwool® glasswool insulation is a revolutionary insulation. It keeps you warm and toasty during the winter months and – as the weather warms up – the insulation continues to work its magic, keeping your home cool and comfortable. Earthwool® glasswool insulation also has sound-absorbing qualities and it’s completely non-combustible, providing tranquillity and extra peace of mind.
With updates to the New Zealand Building Code regarding energy efficiency (H1) requirements for insulating new homes, insulation now needs to have a higher R-value. As the R-value goes up, so does the insulation’s effectiveness as a thermal barrier. The goal of these updates is to help combat climate change by reducing the energy used for heating by up to 40 percent.
If you’re adding an extension, planning a garage conversion or a loft, now’s the chance to insulate, making these spaces as snug and energy efficient as possible.
Six new climate zones have been introduced as part of the Building Code changes, but ceiling construction R-value will need to achieve at least R6.6 in all zones. A new single-layer R7.0 ceiling insulation is being developed by Earthwool® glasswool. As the changes become mandatory on November 3, there’s still time to future-proof your new build now to avoid costly modifications later this year.
One of the many benefits of Earthwool® glasswool insulation is its versatility. You can mix and match different products in the range to maximise energy efficiency. This eco-friendly product is made using recycled glass bottles, and it is tightly compressed into its packaging to make transport and handling a breeze. Plus, installers will love the ECOSE® Technology binder, which makes the product super-soft and less itchy.
Browse our full range of Earthwool® glasswool ceiling, wall and underfloor insulation. Some products are not available at all Bunnings stores, but may be ordered.
We can help you install your new insulation with our Insulation Installation service.