Blower door testing in Australia

By |2023-02-12T08:33:59+11:00February 12th, 2023|New Homes|

Blower door testing is a valuable tool for improving the energy efficiency of homes in Australia. The test measures the airtightness of a building, which can indicate how much air is leaking into or out of the structure. By identifying these leaks, the homeowner or building professional can make the necessary improvements to reduce

Pre Christmas Installations

By |2020-09-10T12:15:55+10:00August 14th, 2020|Seasonal Marketing|

We’re getting into Christmas spirit early…  Because we're almost fully booked with our installations right up until Christmas.  The good news is, even though we’re booking up fast, we still have limited spaces for a pre-Christmas installation, but you’ll have to be quick and get in touch with one of our team for a

Getting Your Insulation For Summer

By |2020-09-10T11:46:15+10:00August 14th, 2020|Seasonal Marketing|

High-performance insulation is not only for the long cold Canberra winters. Traditionally people associate ceiling, wall and floor insulation with making their existing home more comfortable during the long freezing cold winter months, whilst this is obviously true, getting your house insulated also ensures comfort over the hot summer months. Every year we see

Covering Lights Safely

By |2020-08-10T12:57:05+10:00August 10th, 2020|Electrical Compliance|

Guarantee Gap Free Insulation by Safely Insulating Over Your Lights. Part of any insulation installation is having a safe plan for recessed downlights, which means we need to either have a downlight that is IC rated (IC stands for insulation contact) or a downlight cover that is IC rated fitted to the existing light

Avoiding Nuisance Tripping

By |2020-08-10T12:46:06+10:00August 10th, 2020|Electrical Compliance|

Make your toast and coffee at the same time... When the size of the fuses protecting the existing circuits are reduced, the chance of the circuit tripping when overloaded is increased. We call this nuisance tripping. While not usually a problem for light circuits or power circuits in areas of the home such as

Why Do We Derate Circuits?

By |2020-08-10T12:25:58+10:00August 10th, 2020|Electrical Compliance|

Making cables safe to surround with insulation. The maximum amount of power allowed through a circuit according to Australian Electrical Standards is dictated by the following three things: Cable Gauge - The size of the cable. Thicker cables can safely handle more power and heat. Cable Temperature Rating - This is usually directly correlated

Batts vs Spray Foam Floor Insulation

By |2020-08-10T11:53:23+10:00August 10th, 2020|Existing Floors, Existing Homes, Spray Foam|

Why spray foam insulation instead of installing batts under your floorboards? There is nothing worse than the curse of draughty floorboards. Not wanting to get out of bed when those first cold wintery mornings start to arrive. The good thing is that it can all be fixed with our high-performance spray foam insulation. So

Ecose Technology

By |2020-08-10T11:12:03+10:00August 10th, 2020|Earthwool, Product Information|

Ecose binder vs formaldehyde Earthwool® products made using ECOSE® Technology benefit from a binder which has no added formaldehyde and is based on renewable bio-based materials instead of traditional petrol-based chemicals. The ECOSE® Technology binder is less energy intensive than the formaldehyde binders used in traditional glasswool insulation. As there is no formaldehyde or

NCC Recommended R Values

By |2020-08-10T10:49:41+10:00August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Kompli System R Value Calculator According to the National Construction Code, minimum system R values for a typical Canberra brick veneer home with suspended timber floors are as follows: Ceilings R5.1, Walls R2.8, Floors R2.75. The calculations for evaluating system R values taking into account the national construction code thermal bridging rules manually can

Send your kid to work instead of school

By |2020-04-01T12:23:14+11:00March 31st, 2020|News|

Send Your Kid to Work Instead of School Local insulation retrofit experts, Alexander Watson Insulation, are hiring school aged insulation installers as an alternative to having them kept at home with their parents whilst schools are closed. Company founder Jeremy Watson stated that young children make fantastic installers as "they can fit into the tight


By |2020-03-23T14:29:59+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Safety Information Download our COVID-19 Safety Information Sheet 2020 is definitely shaping up to be a year where many of us will be spending much more time at home than usual. Whilst the outcome of the pandemic is uncertain, one thing we can guarantee is that this Canberra Winter will be another cold one!


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