Insulation Blog

Can you install insulation yourself?

So you consider yourself a bit of a handyman? It looks easy right? Just rip off the GIB and throw some batts in the walls and your done – no need to hire an insulation company after all – right? While a lot of people do attempt to install their own insulation, there’s a few […]

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Can you have too much insulation?

A house can definitely be under-insulated but today, let’s dive into the question of whether your home can be over-insulated.

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4 signs you should replace your home’s insulation.

Insulating your home is one of the best things you can do for your health, wallet, and investment. Just like anything though, it’s vital to ensure that it is up to date and installed correctly, so that you can reap the best benefits of home insulation. There can be serious health and financial consequences if […]

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10 DIY home hacks you’ll love

Home maintenance and cleaning isn’t always fun, but it can be with these DIY home hacks! Here are 10 easy ways to help you keep your home tidier and more organised. 1.       Keeping your power outlets organised Nothing’s more annoying than pulling out the wrong chord from a full power extension outlet! Use washi tape […]

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5 tips for renovating in winter

While it may be the most difficult time of the year to undergo a renovation project, there are a few ways to make your winter renovation more manageable.
Here’s 5 tips to make your renovations go a little smoother this winter.

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How to choose the right insulation provider

With winter on its’ way, it’s extra important to pick an insulation installer that will effectively insulate your home to keep you and your family warm and cosy this winter.
Here’s a few things to look out for when choosing an insulation installer.

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5 reasons why you should insulate your home before winter

Winter is coming! With colder weather just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep our homes warm and cosy. One of the biggest factors that help reduce cold air entering your home and keeping the heat in is insulation.

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5 places your home loses the most heat

To tackle the cold this upcoming winter, it’s important to understand where your home loses the most heat. Knowing where you’re losing heat will help you figure out the measures you need to take to ensure your home contains its warmth this winter. Here are 5 places your house loses the most heat.

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How to keep your home warm this winter

We’re only few months away from winter, so it’s time to start preparing! Colder weather results in colder homes, which can affect our health. It’s important to start thinking about how to protect you and your family from cold’s, flu’s, and other nasties this winter – including how to keep your home warm to help […]

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We’re giving away a CosyWall Insulation Package worth $5000!

We’re only a couple months away from Winter, so it’s time to prepare ourselves and our homes for the colder weather. More than 75% of New Zealand homes have insufficient insulation, which can cause uncomfortable living conditions, and serious health risks.

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5 signs of a poorly insulated home

Does your home have efficient 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 reduce its harmful effects.

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6 ways to save money on your next renovation project

We know renovation projects can be costly at the best of times – however, there are a number of ways to reduce some of those costs. Here are some tips that will help you achieve and manage a renovation that works both for your home, and your budget!

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6 handy tips when renovating for resale

When renovating your home for resale, it can difficult to know where to spend your time and money. You’ll want to balance between increasing the value of the house, as well as spending within your means and not going over your budget. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when renovating for resale.

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5 energy-saving tips to help reduce your power bills

We know how expensive energy bills can be! Using less energy within your home not only helps you save some bucks, but it’s environmentally-friendly too.

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Does your rental property meet the new insulation standards?

New Zealand’s Housing and Urban Development minister – Phil Twyford – released the Government’s ‘Healthy Homes’ minimum standards for rental properties. It’s all about ensuring all New Zealanders have a warm, dry home that complies with the 2008 Building Code standards.

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Thinking about renovating? What you need to know before diving in.

Have you started thinking about renovating your house? Planning those changes to your home can be exciting, but it can also be an overwhelming task. Renovations require a lot of time and effort, from the budgeting and planning, right down to the actual modifications.

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5 reasons why you should insulate your home

Insulation is important for any and every home. Before you think about heat pumps or solar heating, you’ll want to ensure your house is well insulated. Here are a few reasons why you should insulate the walls of your home.

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When is the best time to insulate your home?

If you’ve been thinking about insulating your home, you’re probably wondering when the best time is to do so. Of course, you can insulate your home any time of the year, however there are certain pros and cons of insulating your home in summer, as well as in winter.

We’ll take you through both seasons to help you plan your insulation needs.

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5 tips on how to build a sustainable home

If you’re building a home or are thinking of renovating, you’ll want to start thinking of ways to make your home sustainable. Not only is it better for the environment, but it can also help you save money in the long-run. Here are our 5 tips on how to build a sustainable, eco-friendly home.

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External Walls Suck

External walls are responsible for sucking up to 35% of the heat loss from your house.  So insulating just the roof and underfloor and leaving the walls uninsulated is crazy. CosyWall provides a simple cost effective solution, by installing external wall insulation without having to remove external cladding or internal linings. You’ll be cosy year […]

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CosyWall – The Cavity Wall Insulation Experts

CosyWall is a cavity wall insulation system designed to deliver excellent INSTALLED performance, rather than just stating misleading ‘bale’ R-values. CosyWall is manufactured by one of the worlds best insulation material manufacturers. The product is tested to ensure the material’s suitability for local conditions and this material, combined with the CosyWall installation system is CodeMark […]

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Cavity Wall Insulation Options

Cavity Wall Insulation Options Bulk Cavity Wall Insulation Options Before putting in any type of cavity wall insulation into existing walls, it’s important to make sure the building has been assessed by an experienced professional and is suitable for cavity wall insulation. Bulk cavity wall insulation comes as segments or blankets. Segments (batts) are pre-cut […]

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Wall Insulation is Life Changing

A cold and damp house is unhealthy – especially for kids and expensive to heat. Likewise a noisy house can also make our life miserable too. CosyWall Insulation has a simple IMMEDIATE solution to transform not only damp, cold houses but noisy ones too. CosyWall creates a warmer, quieter, healthier home, and CosyWall makes getting Wall […]

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Wall Insulation Q&A

Kiwi homes are notoriously cold and damp – so investing in the correct insulation for your home can be one of the best investments you’ll make. Not only will insulation keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, there are a number of other benefits – including a healthier home and […]

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Getting Adequate Wall Insulation

We all know that the majority of New Zealand’s ageing housing does not have adequate wall insulation, and while an effort is being made to retrofit ceilings and floors, the absence of wall insulation dramatically reduces the benefit of this effort. The key to good thermal performance is a completed thermal envelope – and without […]

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100 Day Renovation Trailer – Coming soon & featuring CosyWall

The 100 Day Renovation is currently filming in Auckland, New Zealand. After the success of the first season, Hamish is back! This time around he’s following a major renovation and remodelling of a classic NZ family home….again it must be completed in just 100 days. Coming late 2018 and featuring CosyWall Insulation!  

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The Cafe – Wall Insulation Interview with Hamish 2017

Wade chats with Hamish about the benefits of Wall Insulation.

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Insulating Walls is Easy!

Adding insulation to walls by retro fitting wall insulation used to be an unpleasant, expensive and messy task. But with the CosyWall system all this has changed. Insulating walls in now easy with this affordable, quick and clean method of adding insulation to the walls of your home, and with it’s high insulation values, it is more […]

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The Cafe – Wall Insulation Thermal Benefits

Karlie chats with Holly on the Cafe about thermal benefits of Wall Insulation  

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Rental Home Insulation

New Zealand Landlords only have a year to comply with new insulation requirements for rented properties or face a fine of up to $4000. The requirement to insulate ceiling and underfloor spaces of a rental home by 1 July 2019 is compulsory under the Residential Tenancies Act. Many landlords wrongly think they can hold off […]

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The Cafe – Wall Insulation Interview June 2018

Watch – The Cafe – Discussion with Hamish on Wall Insulation!  

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Wall Insulation – Add extra layer of warmth

Great Article Posted on NZ Herald – By Diana Clement – 23 May, 2018 Retrofitting wall insulation should be done after checking for damp and borer. Many homes have insulation in the roof and under flooring. But what about the heat that is escaping through walls? Wall insulation makes a big difference to the comfort […]

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Cavity Wall Insulation Benefits

CosyWall Insulation, like most cavity wall insulation products is often recommended as an ideal way to conserve energy and lower your monthly bills. If your trying to decide if cavity wall Insulation is right for you, take a look at some of the benefits below. There are many advantages that come with having cavity wall […]

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Existing Wall Insulation Options

You don’t need to remove linings to install existing wall insulation. These can be insulated by drilling and filling holes through the external or internal lining and installing an existing wall insulation system. With these types of existing wall insulation systems there are usually three to four 15-25mm holes drilled in the wall, about every […]

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Why Retrofit Wall Insulation To Your Home

Retrofit wall insulation to your home and start saving! Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes. Retrofit insulation to your home correctly with CosyWall insulation: – Wall insulation saves money and our […]

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Why should I get wall insulation?

Up to 35% of the heat can escape through your walls so insulating just the roof and underfloor—and leaving the walls uninsulated— is like going out in cold weather dressed only in your hat and boots. CosyWall™ insulation was developed to solve this problem by installing wall insulation without having to remove external cladding or […]

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