In Winter you can lose heat everywhere in the home, which is why insulation is important. Look at these examples:
- 30-40% disappears out your Ceiling & Roof
- 10-15% out the Windows
- 20-30% from Walls
- 10-15% from infiltration i.e uncontrolled air leakage through joints in the construction and cracks around windows and doors
- 10-15% from your floors!
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO? START WITH CEILING INSULATION
- Your ceiling is where the greatest amount of heat loss occurs, so it makes sense to look at insulating this first.
- Like a blanket, ceiling insulation traps heat – keeping your home dry and warm in winter and cool in summer.
- Quality ceiling insulation is also a great way to combat mould and condensation issues.
We have a range of ceiling insulation options, in segments or rolls, to suit climates throughout the country.
UNDERFLOOR INSULATION SOLUTIONS
- Don’t let that heat escape – your underfloor area is the next part of your home to insulate once the ceiling is sorted.
- If you have a timber floor in your home, chances are there is space underneath your floor that will allow us to fix insulation to the underside of the timber.
- Insulating your underfloor will prevent heat loss and help eliminate draughts between floorboards, making your floor warmer to walk on in winter.
We’re specialists in retrofitting and new build insulation installations, talk to us about an on-site insulation assessment to find the right solution for your home.
WARMTH FOR YOUR WALLS & LESS NOISE
- Install wall insulation and you’ll love the difference it makes to your power bill.
- Like ceiling and underfloor insulation, wall insulation is a great way to reduce heat loss or gain.
- If your late-night movies are keeping the kids awake, or a neighbour has taken up the drums, acoustic wall insulation also provides an effective buffer against noise.
Whether you’re building new, renovating, or retrofitting an older home, your insulation installation requirements will differ. At G-Force Healthy Homes Solutions, we can provide expert advice and solutions to suit all homes. Get in touch today.
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Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about getting insulation installed in your home
What insulation products does G-Force use?
Earthwool® glasswool is our first choice for insulation products, but we also install polyester insulation when required.
We only install insulation products that comply with all NZ insulation manufacturing and building standards.
Is EARTHWOOL INSULATION safe for my family?
Yes, Earthwool® glasswool contains no added formaldehyde, phenols, artificial colours, dyes, bleaches or other petro-based chemicals.
Earthwool® glasswool insulation is made using recycled glass and offers the most environmentally friendly, energy-efficient products on the market. It’s also great value for money. It contains no added bleaches, dyes or artificial colours. The earthy brown colour just comes naturally.
Earthwool® glasswool insulation also comes with inherent fire performance and will not catch fire.
How long will it take to install the insulation?
The G-Force team will discuss the best time to install insulation in your home or rental.
For Ceiling Insulation: it can take approximately half a day
For Underfloor Insulation: it can also take approximately half a day
After the work is complete, we will provide you with a Compliance Certificate that states that the work has been carried out in accordance with the building standard for insulation.
Do I need council consent to retrofit insulation?
Schedule 1 of the Building Act now exempts underfloor and roof insulation retrofits from building consent2. However, retrofitting insulation into a wall cavity is not exempt; it either requires a building consent or specific approval from a BCA that a building consent is not required.
What can I get insulated in my home or rental?
Ceiling: Quality ceiling insulation is a great way to combat mould and condensation issues.
Underfloor: Don’t let that heat escape – your underfloor area is the next part of your home to insulate once the ceiling is sorted.
Walls: Install wall insulation and you’ll love the difference it makes to your power bill.
Like ceiling and underfloor insulation, wall insulation is a great way to reduce heat loss or gain.