If I have some insulation, is it better to do a top up or completely replace the insulation?
You can do a top up. No need to throw out effective insulation in good condition.
Even if your insulation has some holes or is compressed, you can usually still add another layer of insulation on top. And this is cheaper than removing existing insulation.
What does it cost to remove old existing insulation?
• It can cost $2500 to $5000 or more to have all your insulation removed and replaced, so make sure you're having the right insulation removed and that you're replacing it with more efficient insulation. ...
Should I replace my downlights when insulation is being installed?
It depends on the rating of the downlights which needs to be checked by a qualified electrician. They need to have an IC-4 rating. If you don’t replace downlights, to prevent future overheating and house fires, insulation must be installed with a ...
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, ...
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 ...
Are there any rebates available for a new insulation in South Australia?
In South Australia, if you are installing insulation in your home, you could be eligible for a rebate under the REES scheme. Around $1000 for new insulation or about $200 for top-up insulation. Refer ...