Information on Bulk Insulation Types


Glass wool batts and cellulose fibre are the 2 most common types of bulk insulation. Let’s focus on these 2 in a little brief manner.

  1. Cellulose Fibre – This type of insulation looks familiar to shredded paper where the contractor pumps the fibre into the ceiling. Based on the R-value of the fibre, it is blown. Once this fibre is installed, the performance reduces over time where in some cases, it is said that few houses have caught fire due to this material.
  2. Glasswool Batts –Fiberglass batts or blankets is another popular name for glass wool batts where its manufacturing starts with glass being melted and then transferred on a mat of fibres. The R-value is different depending on the choice of batts. Either by a contractor or yourself can easily cut the glass wool batt due to being flexible in nature. However, it is absolutely crucial to wear mask, gloves and long-sleeved shirt during the time of installation as a safety precaution. It also comes with foil backing making it easier to be installed on the roof area of a structure along with acting as a shield against moisture. During the time of insulation, it is important to consider the type of batt as it depends on the gap spaces. If there are no gaps, the better it is to use this type of batt or insulation. However, you seriously need to give a serious though during the time of insulation because, dust and fibres are not released which in turn may have an impact on the health.

It is best to hire a professional when it comes to insulation in Canberra and other parts of Australia.