To make sure your wall insulation stays away from the brick exterior wall, use a breather wall wrap. If unable to use a breather wrap due to the renovation access problems, install strap or string behind the stud. See below for accessory options for your batt.
Don’t leave any cavities. When installing insulation between framing members, ensure that you achieve a snug fit avoiding any gaps, tucks and folds.
Where installing around wall lights or heat sources consult the appliance manufacturer’s instructions for appropriate clearances. Additional guidance is provided in AS 3999 and NZS 4246.
You must turn the mains power 'Off'' before entering the work space, and, if in any doubt about how to turn the power 'Off'', you must consult a licensed electrician.
Working in areas that contain live electrical wiring is extremely hazardous. Take extreme care to avoid touching any live overhead electrical lines, supply cables or any other live cables in the workspace.
Defective electrical cables, exposed terminals and conductors of electrical equipment such as light fittings and fans can cause burns and electric shocks please exercise caution when working near such hazards – check with an electrician if you are unsure if the cabling is safe.
Working in hot and poorly ventilated areas when installing insulation can be dangerous.
Working at heights, when installing insulation can be dangerous. For example, do not stand on the top rung of a ladder when accessing your manhole.
For a larger list of safety considerations, download our ‘Installing Insulation’ brochure.
They are both made of glass wool. Both products comply to Australian Standards.
Knauf Earthwool is manufactured in the UK. Earthwool batt is considered less itchy.
Knauf is a global leader in Insulation, with over 40 years in the industry.
Bradford is a leading brand in Australia.
We could, but installing insulation is not that hard. Read the installation instructions below to find out more on how you can do it yourself.