Insulbloc™ is a new and innovative thermal closed cavity wall insulation product. Insulbloc™ is manufactured from recycled polystyrene which is cut into small cube shapes which are easily pumped into house wall cavities. The cubes form a thermal barrier which is moisture resistant and does not interfere with internal wall fittings such as plumbing pipes.
Testing by the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) have shown that Insulbloc™, tested under laboratory conditions, has a class leading thermal insulation rating of R4.0 per 100mm thickness. This is twice the insulation rating of small spherical (bean bag) beads of 8mm diameter and 50% more than other normal cavity wall insulation products.
Studies in the ACT, where a similar mandatory home energy rating scheme has been in place for over 10 years, have shown that there is the potential to add between $10,000 and $30,000+ to the value of your home if it is worth $400,000. Plus, a good energy rating may help sell your house or rent your investment property quicker compared with lower energy efficient houses.