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Autex Greenstuf | Polyester Roof and Ceiling Insulation Batts

Autex Greenstuf | Polyester Roof and Ceiling Insulation Batts

Roof Batts

Victoria Only



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  • 100% Polyester
  • Made from 45% recycled plastic bottles
  • Not itchy, non toxic, non allergenic
  • Australian Made
  • Returns within 30 days

Description

About

Autex polyester insulation gives you the right thermal balance all year round, sealing in your precious – and expensive – winter heat and summer cooling.

Features:

  • High performance for optimal effectiveness.
  • Eco insulation with 45% recycled component.
  • Non-irritant, non-toxic, and non-allergenic.
  • Manufactured in Australia.
  • High-quality solution to last the lifetime of your home.
  • Hydrophobic and resistant to rodents.
  • Fireproof, with 50-year Durability Warranty.
  • ISO9001 Quality Certification.
  • ISO4001 Environment Management System Certification.

Benefits:

  • Improves energy efficiency, by reducing loss of heated/cooled air.
  • Prevents hot air entering living spaces via ceiling in summer (and cold air in winter).
  • Helps maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
  • Provides an extra barrier against unwanted noise.
  • Reduces potential for condensation and mould to form inside roof.
  • Reduces the overall carbon footprint of your household.
  • Maximum R-value of 4.5 (Building Code of Australia requires minimum R3.5 for new Melbourne homes and R4.3 in colder areas of Victoria, excluding plasterboard rated at R0.7).

Still not sure about the benefits and making the right choice, Maurice Beinat, ecoMaster’s Technical Director provides more information in this video.

Specs

Details/Specs: 

When calculating dimensions for freighting purposes, note the following measurements for insulation bags.

For 430mm wide batts:  1200 x 700 x 400 

For 580mm wide batts:  1200 x 550 x 500

430mm

R3.5

R4.0

R4.5

Area (m2)

2.99

2

2

Coverage (m2)

3.162

2.088

2.088

Batts Per Pack

6

4

4

Dimensions

430 x 1160

430 x 1160

430 x 1160

Thickness (mm)

200

210

210

580 (mm)

R3.5

R4.0

R4.5

Area (m2)

4.04

2.69

2.69

Coverage (m2)

4.176

2.784

2.784

Batts Per Pack

6

4

4

Dimensions

580 x 1160

580 x 1160

580 x 1160

Thickness (mm)

200

210

210

 

Watch our instructional video for easy DIY installation.

Explore why you need ceiling insulation, and how to choose the best type of insulation.

Difficulty

How To

Without effective insulation, you lose expensive heat through the ceiling in winter. In summer, your attic becomes a sauna, pushing unwanted heat down into your living spaces.

Autex roof and ceiling insulation comes in R-values of R2.5, R3.0, R3.5, R4.0 and R4.5, to suit your requirements. Note there is a 200m2 minimum order quantity for all Autex products. 

Important safety notes

  1. Check switchboard for power and light safety switches, before entering roof.
  2. Be aware of any exposed electrical junctions you find in the roof.
  3. Never lay batts over electrical wiring.
  4. You can only insulate over IC4 down lights. To insulation over your downlights, they MUST have IC4 rating showing on each downlight.
  5. If your down lights are not rated IC4 you MUST ALLOW a non-insulated radius of 200mm around the down light around your down lights.

What you will need:

  • Ladder (commercial or industrial grade)
  • Knife/blade
  • Drop sheet to protect carpet
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Face protection/mask to prevent dust
  • Clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Push stick (see video)

Hacks:

  • Avoid laying batts in summer, when roof space becomes dangerously hot. If the roof space is hot limit your time to a maximum of 10 minutes at a time. Early mornings are more suitable if you want to install roof insulation in hot weather.
  • Get someone to help you load material through the manhole.
  • Load all batts before you start work, to minimise ladder use.
  • Insulate manhole cover by measuring, tearing to size, and then gluing.
  • Level any existing loose fill, before laying Autex batts on top.
  • Tear sections of Autex batt to fill gaps before you start.
  • Autex batts are easy to tear in one direction, and tough as boots in the other. In the vast majority of cases, they can be torn to fit any space. If you really need to cut in the ‘indestructible’ direction, use a long snap-blade knife, press hard and cut down several times.

Hacks for Draught Dodgers

  • Can be fitted inside or outside door.
  • Fit Draught Excluder before fitting Draught Dodgers.
  • Where external doors open inward, fit Draught Dodgers on the outside.
  • Where external doors open outwards, fit Draught Dodgers on the inside.
  • Stain or paint the Draught Dodgers to merge seamlessly with existing door frame.
  • Clean door jamb before you start, for optimum adhesion.

Find Out More:

Watch our video for a step-by-step guide to safe, effective and long-lasting insulation of your roofing space. 

FAQ

Q: What type of insulation is best for ceilings?
A: Polyester Insulation is one of the best insulation products available for ceiling insulation batts in Australia. Whether it be Bradford Polymax, Autex Insulation or Value Poly Insulation, polyester insulation batts are easy to work with and very thermally effective.

Q: Is it worth insulating your ceiling?
A: The most effective form of home insulation is ceiling insulation, without it your home is not protected from the extremes of temperature. Installing ceiling insulation batts is the first step to keep your home cool in summer and warm in the winter and will help keep your utility bills low and your home more energy efficient.

Q: How often should you replace ceiling insulation?
A: Here are 3 reasons you do not have to replace Polyester Ceiling Insulation:

1. It’s 100% Hydrophobic so it will not be affected by moisture. 
2. It’s rodent resistant so won’t be taken away by a furry thief
3. Polyester Insulation doesn't lose its loft or integrity over time and keeps its full thermal rating for life!

Q: What is the minimum R-value for ceiling insulation?
A: The Building Code of Australia 2012 specifies that ceiling insulation covers minimum R4.6 through to R5.1 in Melbourne and Sydney. In colder areas, R6.3 is the minimum. When you buy insulation we found the best practice is to get a higher than minimum R-rated ceiling batts to future-proof your insulation installation.

Q: How thick should my ceiling insulation be?
A: When it comes time to buy insulation for your ceiling, the thicker the better. Each product will measure differently, but the rule of thumb is that the thicker ceiling insulation is, the higher the thermal rating is, and the less energy you need to use to warm and cool your home.

Q: Is it better to insulate ceilings or walls?
A: The most effective form of home insulation is ceiling insulation, without it your home is not protected from the extremes of temperature. As you know, warm air rises, and we have found the best practice is to install ceiling insulation batts first and floor and wall insulation second.

Q: What is the best insulation for walls and ceilings?
A: During the last 20 years of installing and researching ceiling insulation the best product we have found is Polyester Insulation. Polyester Ceiling Insulation Batts are non allergenic, Hydrophobic and rodent resistant. They are made up of 80% Recycled materials and offer great thermal performance for a long lifetime.

Q: Why is a higher R-value needed in the ceilings?
A: As much as 45% of your home's heat will be lost via your ceiling as warm air rises. That's why it's very important to have high R-Value ceiling insulation installed in winter. Insulation is just as important to have in the summer too, when ceiling insulation batts are installed it creates a protective layer between you and the extreme heat in your roof space.

Q: Can you use wall insulation in the ceiling?
A: Yes, If your ceiling space is a little small, you can use multiple layers of Wall Insulation Batts instead. Polyester Insulation wall batts are available in a 90mm thick batt and may be the best insulation for your tight roof space.

Q: What are the differences between fibreglass and polyester insulation?
A: Fibreglass insulation uses glue to bond its fibres together. Polyester Insulation is heat bonded and does not use glue.

Heat bonded polyester insulation is:

1. Stronger and more durable than fibreglass
2. Free of chemicals that attract Rodents and Insects
3. Made up of 80% Recycled material
4. Non-allergenic
5. Does not cause itchy skin like glass fibres do 

Q: What is the best form of roof insulation?
A: Polyester Insulation is one of the best products to consider when it comes time to buy insulation. Roof Insulation Batts made with 100% polyester are non-allergenic, do not cause itching when touched, are of a high recycled material content and offer great thermal performance for a long time.

Q: What is the difference between roof and ceiling insulation?
A: Usually when speaking about insulation for your home there is no difference between roof and ceiling insulation. Both terms often refer to the same type of product, typically ceiling insulation batts.

Q: What are the four types of insulation for roofs?
A: When looking at the best insulation for your roof there are a few options to consider. The four most Common types of insulation for roofs are:

1. Polyester Ceiling Insulation Batts
2. Fibreglass Ceiling Insulation Batts
3. Loose Fill/ Blown in Insulation (cellulose)
4. Reflective Insulation 

Q: What insulation should I use in my ceiling?
A: Here are a few reasons why polyester ceiling insulation batts are the best insulation to use in your home:

1. It has a Long lifetime, typically no need to replace the insulation 
2. It is non-allergenic and safe for the whole family
3. No itchy skin from glass fibres
4. Free of chemicals that attract Rodents and Insects
5. Made up of 80% Recycled material

    Shipping

    How will my order be delivered?

    We will contact you to make a mutually convenient time for your delivery. An ecoMaster driver will deliver your order to your door and help stack it where you want it.

    Where can you deliver to?

    Orders can be delivered to just about anywhere within Victoria. However, the freight costs can become relatively high if you are in a regional or remote area.

    Consider collaborating with your neighbours to share the freight price as it is the same whether there are a few bags or the truck is filled to capacity.

    Can I collect my order?

    Yes - there is a Pickup option in the checkout process.

    Click here to check the collection location, dates and times.
    Please note this is a collection point only and is not constantly staffed.

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