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Glasswool ticks all the boxes

BUILDING CODE OF AUSTRALIA (BCA)

Fletcher Insulation glasswool batts have been manufactured in

Fletcher Insulation batt products comply with the

Australia for over 50 years and proven to consistently deliver

requirements of AS/NZS 4859.1 as specified by the BCA.

superior performance and longevity. Their safety has been

By being non-combustible* they can also be used in

thoroughly researched and documented which is why glasswool

external, common and other walls where a fire resistance

is the most popular home insulation product in the world today.

level is called for.

Limit dead load on plasterboard ceilings (The weight placed on the ceiling by insulation) Conforms to ceiling plasterboard manufacturers specifications for weight per m2 across all ‘R’ values up to R3.5.

Fletcher Glasswool Batts

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Achieves it’s nominated ‘R’ values at a lighter density.

plasterboard sheet manufacturers (Boral and LaFarge) as the most suitable ceiling insulation to be used to meet their allowable ceiling loadings for their standard plasterboard. efficient thermal and acoustic insulation for increased

Fletcher Glasswool Batts

Bonded fibres that don’t move around the roof space and potentially enter the home.

Non-combustible and able to be used with confidence around hallogen down-lights*

✔ Fletcher Glasswool Batts

Guaranteed not to settle and will therefore perform for the life of the home.

Will not blow around affecting it’s ‘R’ value performance throughout the ceiling.

Will not need topping up over it’s lifetime.

and Insulco® Fat Batts are recommended by leading

comfort and energy savings for the life of the home.

Cleared by research and health authorities around the world as posing no long term health risks.

Longevity and Performance

Fletcher Insulation™ ceiling batts, both Pink Batts®

Fletcher Insulation™ batts provide cost effective, and

Achieves it’s nominated ‘R’ value without concealing ceiling joists so that moving around the roof space is safer.

Health and Safety

Relax with Glasswool Batt Insulation

• No ceiling overload • Non-combustible • Safe to use with downlights For further information call 1300 65 44 44 or visit www.insulation.com.au

Fletcher Insulation 161 Arthur St, Homebush, NSW Australia 2140. Phone +612 9752 9200 Fax +612 9764 3175 A Fletcher Building Company

*When installed in accordance with AS3999 *When tested to AS 1530.1

•C  omplies with AS4859-1 the BCA standard required for the insulation rebate


Glasswool Batts are the logical choice Take a load off your mind

Downlights and Glasswool Insulation

The last thing you need to worry about with heating or cooling your home is whether the plasterboard ceilings are going to

The Facts

cope with the weight of the ceiling insulation. Using the wrong product could lead to ceilings sagging or possibly collapsing

Fletcher Insulation glasswool batts are manufactured from up

due to excessive weight loading.

to 70% recycled glass and when installed in accordance with

Why take this un-necessary risk?

Australian Standard AS 3999, can be used with confidence

Don’t add fuel to the fire

Fletcher Insulation GlassWool Batts Both Pink Batts® and Insulco® FatBatts provide proven insulation performance at about a quarter of the density of loose fill products such as cellulose fibre. These products are manufactured with bonded fibres which allow the batts to sit proud of the ceiling joist without obscuring them. 190mm This also contains the fibres within the batts to ensure they do not move around in the 165mm 155mm ceiling or migrate into the home.

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combustible and this is determined by passing an Australian standard test: AS 1530.1 – Combustibility test for materials.

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Worldwide, glasswool is the most widely used non-combustible

130mm

insulation in building construction. In Australia glasswool batts and

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To avoid overheating of down-lights it is essential that the insulation be kept a minimum of 25mm away from the light fitting in the attic space. A 25mm gap free of insulation around the perimeter of any recessed light fitting allows heat generated by the light fitting to dissipate into the attic space.

blanket are one of the few insulation products that meet the non-

100mm

STANDARD CEILING JOIST - 90mm

Fire performance can be assessed by whether a material is deemed

around Halogen down-lights.

combustibility requirements of AS 1530.1. 0.9kg/m2

1.1kg/m2

1.2kg/m2

1.4kg/m2

1.6kg/m2

Some construction types in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) require insulation to be non-combustible. By using glasswool batts you will be sure to comply.

R2.0

R2.5

R3.0

R3.5

R4.0

LOOSE FILL Cellulose FIBRE Loose fill cellulose fibre can be manufactured in Australia at densities between 24kg/m3 and 60kg/m3 (refer Airah Handbook, pages 624 and 625). We have used a density of 40kg/m3 in the analysis below to highlight the weight impact of this form of insulation on ceilings. Note also that this assumes a moisture content for cellulose of 16%, this can vary in practice especially as cellulose fibre can draw moisture from a humid environment, such as when exhaust fans are 149mm ducted into attic space. 130mm

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112mm

93mm

STANDARD CEILING JOIST - 90mm

75mm

3.0kg/m2

3.7kg/m2

4.5kg/m2

5.2kg/m2

6.0kg/m2

R2.0

R2.5

R3.0

R3.5

R4.0

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