Batts vs Blown Insulation? One of the question’s we are regularly asked by customers is which type of insulation product they should use in their home. With so many options out there it’s easy to get a little confused. In this article we’re going to specifically look at batts vs blown insulation and discuss the […]
Here’s why Insulating your home is one of the best investments you can make Insulating your home is the way to go when it comes to creating a warm and cosy home year-round. Keeping it warm in winter and cool through summer means you can cut down the money spent on endlessly trying to heat […]
There are a few obvious signs that your home might have poor insulation. If your home was insulated years ago and isn’t up to current standards, you may be noticing the signs of a poorly insulated home. It can result in uncomfortable and unhealthy living conditions and should be treated as soon a possible to […]
Understand New Zealand Healthy Home requirements New Zealand’s Housing department has been working to upgrade New Zealand homes so that all Kiwi’s live in warm and healthy homes. The Government has now implemented its Healthy Home requirements for rental properties and if you’re a landlord it’s important that your property complies with the standards. It’s […]
You may have heard the term carbon footprint before but you may not be entirely sure what it means or how it applies to you. Simply, a carbon footprint is a measurement of how much extra carbon dioxide you are responsible for releasing into the atmosphere. If you think back to a time before cars, […]
Understand Home Heat Loss and Heat Gains It’s that time of year again when everyone starts running down to the shops to buy a new heater. Very few people truly understand the fundamentals of home heat loss and heat gain and understanding this might save you in the long run. The laws of Thermodynamics No […]
To understand how thermal insulation actually works however we need to take a few steps back and take a look at some of the science around heat transfer.
Thanks to the lightweight design and construction methods used in New Zealand, combined with noisy appliances and loud entertainment gear, noise transfer in the home has become a big problem. Thankfully there are several steps you can take to reduce noise transfer in the home so here are our top five tips to start controlling it!
So you’re interested in a sustainable home? You’re not alone! It seems global warming is on everyone’s minds these days. We’re launching reusable rockets into space, all our vehicles are becoming electric powered and governments around the world are invested in developing renewable energy sources. New Zealanders are slowly moving away from traditional energy sources […]
You know winter is just around the corner when you start piling on extra layers. While you’re doing that you might find yourself asking, “Why am I living in such a cold house?”. There are a number of factors that could influence this however, the most likely cause is poor insulation. We’ve been insulating homes […]