Can insulation catch fire?
All insulation products sold in Australia conform to Australian Fire Safety Standards, which mean that none of them can sustain combustion.
However, some materials are particularly fireproof: rock wool, polyester and glass wool do not combust and, even if exposed to flames, will produce very little smoke or fumes.
To prevent future overheating and house fires, insulation must be installed with a certain amount of space around halogen downlight fittings. Otherwise replace the halogen downlights with IC-4 rated LED downlights. This requires the expertise of a professional.
Is insulation safe?
Safe and secure insulation installation requires the expertise of trustworthy, well-qualified, and highly experienced professionals. Insulation must conform with fire safety standards.
Does wall insulation affect electrical work?
Yes, it can. There are different levels of power allowed through your electrical cables depending on the type of insulation that surrounds them. The reason for this is a cable that is surrounded by insulation can’t dissipate as much heat as a cable ...
What is sarking and how does it relate to insulation?
Sarking is a pliable membrane that sits under your roofing, like a protective second skin. It helps insulation work more efficiently and protects the things you value from storm driven rain and dust, condensation and bush fire ember attack. It helps ...
Which type of insulation is the best and what is the difference between the types?
When insulating your home, you can choose from many types of insulation. To choose the best type of insulation, you should first determine the following: • Where you want or need to install/add insulation • The recommended R-values for areas you want ...
What is the most fire safe insulation type I can buy?
Some materials are particularly fireproof: rock wool, polyester and glass wool do not combust and, even if exposed to flames, will produce very little smoke or fumes. Check their specification sheets.