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Hi,

 

We've just bought our first house and are trying to suss out the minefield of different types of roof insulation.

 

Well you have batts (pink, polyester, fibreglass, earthwool) or ecofoil and there are probably some more that we haven't come across.

 

Anyone know from experience which is better??

 

Thanks

Wendy

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Guest proud2beaussie

Don't forget that if you are insulating an existing house and have PR that you may be eligible for a grant of up to $1600.00 for the cost.

The scheme is a federal government one run by the Department of the Environment I think.

Found it-http://www.environment.gov.au/energyefficiency/insulation/index.html

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Yes thanks Nigel we are taking that into consideration but its just choosing the right type of insulation.

 

Obviously different places are going to plug their own products and there are pros and cons for each type, it's just trying to suss it all out.

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We have just had ours done with the baton type stuff(sorry not a clue what its called really), Nigel is right you can get $1600 grant so even if you have a large house there is little extra cost involved,(maybe an extra pack or 2), lets hope it keeps some of the heat in come next winter.

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We use "fat batts" that you get from Bunnings. No issues with it at all.


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you'll be lucky to get some at the miuite as there is a two month waiting list everywhere. Unless you get a company to do it for you who has some secured. Batts or rolls are better in my opinion as they don't blow around.

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Decision made we've gone with batts, thanks to everyone who replied.

 

Wendy

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My girlfriend used a comparison site, it was freeinsulationgrants.com.au to get our rebate. We submitted our details and then let the installers fight between themselves until we were happy with the price. Then the guys came round, installed pink batts and we claim our rebate.

 

Not sure how if the same applies in QLD tho, anyway, i hope this helps.

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I thought the rebate was only $1200 now.

 

Ah....silly me, this thread is a few months old!! It has now reduced to $1200.

 

Love

 

Rudi

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As an aside, we had insulation put in our house last October (while we were travelling in fact) and the difference it's making to the indoor temperature is amazing, at least now in the summer heat. I'll be interested to see if the same holds true in the cold of winter. I'm also curious to see the effect this will have on our heating/cooling bill too.

 

In any case, whatever type you choose, getting it done is highly recommended.

 

Bob


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