Choosing the right green home insulation
Choosing the right home insulation plays a big part in regulating your home’s temperature, simultaneously saving you money on heating and cooling as well as helping the environment. While most builders will opt for the highest-rated fibreglass batts for home insulation, it is beneficial to consider other insulation options to ensure you get the right product for your home. As a general rule, there is more to green home insulation than meets the eye.
Green home insulation options
Consider insulating when building your home
If you have the luxury of building a new home rather than renovating, having a discussion with your builder about the design of the house, wall structure and ventilation will go a long way in ensuring quality home insulation. There is more to insulation than just opting for the highest-rated fibreglass batts.
Insulated concrete forms (ICF)
This type of insulation is actually concrete, with insulation on the building’s exterior. ICFs are considered the ultimate in insulation performance and offer the following additional benefits:
- Long term durability
- Unmatched strength
Thermal mass walls
Thermal mass walls are made up of products that come from the environment, such as mud brick or rammed earth. This traditional form of home insulation requires very little energy and is highly regarded in the building industry. When paired with additional well-designed and effective exterior insulation strategies, thermal mass walls provide a number of long term benefits for homeowners.
Reverse brick veneer
Reverse brick veneer is an innovative green home insulation technique that involves having exposed bricks on the inside of the home. Reverse brick veneer involves external charging from the outside to Timber. The benefit of this type of insulation is twofold – better heat retention in winter and helps keep the home cooler in summer.
Recycled, low-thermal bridge timber is also a great alternative to other products for green home insulation. Discuss the possibility of using timber for insulation with your builder who will advise you on the best course of action depending on your home and needs.
Home insulation in Melbourne
Whether you’re renovating your home or building a new one, the fully licensed team at Calm Living Homes is here to help you choose the right green home insulation.
As a green builder that cares for our clients, we make every effort to ensure your home is of the best quality, using the highest-rated eco-friendly products. With over thirty years of experience, we have the knowledge to select the right insulation for your home. To find out more, give us a call today on 0418 177 380 or fill out our online contact form, and our friendly team will be in touch.