INSULWEST is a West Australian owned and operated business.
We specialise in thermal, acoustic and noise control insulation products for the commercial, domestic, industrial, mining, transport and marine industries.
What We Do:
Insultherm our own anti-condensation glass wool building blankets assists in control of condensation under various types of roofs. Its thermal efficiency allows significant reductions in heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter.
Insulduct our own flexible ducting is made to the highest Australian standards for use with air conditioning, dust extraction and exhaust fans. Available in plain core or insulated with an Australian made polyester blanket.
Laminating of foils and fabric facings to polyester and glass wool insulation can be done in various sizes to suit customer requirements for use in different applications.
Acoustic and Thermal pipe insulation for steam pipes, solar lines, chiller pipes, waste pipes and domestic hot water pipes. We stock quality pipe insulation in the form of closed cell foam, foil faced thermal foam, fibreglass, PIR and rock mineral. Some products are available as sectional pipe insulation, others are available in sheets and in rolls depending on the application.
Acoustic insulation for ceilings and walls in studios, play rooms, restaurants, healthcare centres and offices. We stock quality acoustic insulation products available in the form of batts, mass loaded vinyl and sound blanket. We supply some products as batts, others in sheets and in rolls depending on the application.
Thermal insulation for ceilings and walls for domestic, commercial and industrial construction. We stock quality thermal insulation products available in the form of batts, rigid thermal panels, building blankets, air-cell thermal break insulation. We supply some products as batts, others in rolls depending on the application.Find Out More About Us
The thermal performance of a batt is dependent on the thickness. If you have an R 3.0 batt at 175mm thickness this will not fit into a 75mm or 90mm thickness wall stud. Compression of the batt will result in loss of thermal rating and can exert undue pressure on the wall cladding.
Insulation is rated on either its thermal or acoustic value. If a thermal batt is rated at R3.0 for example, there is no difference in performance whether it is polyester or glass wool. It is rather a personal or a financial choice.
The polyester is not suitable as it wraps around the fixing screws required for installation.
If you have a timber stud frame, you must use a breather foil or breathable building membrane. For a steel framed home a 6.5mm foil faced foam product with an R value of R0.2 must be used in order to satisfy the thermal bridging requirements. There are 6.5mm products in the market that do not meet these standards so choose carefully.