Autex Polyester Wall Insulation Batts (Victoria Only) | How To

 

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

ecoMaster has provided installation instructions for you to install this wall insulation in your own home.

What you will need:

  • Knife/blade
  • Clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Angle grinder with 1mm blade (if trimming is required)
  • Hammer tacker
  • Packing straps
  • Scissors

Find out more:

Watch our video for a guide on how to install insulation in your walls in your new build, renovation or extension. 

 IMPORTANT NOTE: Retrofitting wall insulation into your existing home requires a high level of skill. Plasterboards need to be removed and refitted and this is a job for a building expert or highly experienced DIY’er. 

Tips and Tricks:

  • It is important that your wall insulation fits snugly, without protruding from the studs, or leaving any gaps.
  • If you need to trim your wall insulation, follow this video.
  • Use an angle grinder with a really thin metal cutting blade to cut wall insulation batts to the required size.
  • Run the angle grinder steadily along the batt to achieve a clean cut.
  • Cut out sections to allow space for any plumbing or electrical sockets and fittings.
  • Staple double rows of packing straps to hold wall batts firmly in place.
  • For your new home, renovation or extension, ensure all electrical and plumbing work is done first.
  • Ensure no batts stick out in front of studs. This may bow the plasterboard or cause it to pop off the walls before the stud adhesive has cured.
  • Where studs are closer together, batts can be cut to fit.