Insulate your current home

  • Pre-1950s house

    Houses built before the 19950s, such as villas, bungalows and state houses, were not usually insulated.

    As these houses tend to have high roof spaces and easy access to under floor areas, fitting insulation should be reasonably straightforward.

    Pre-1950s house

    1. No wall insulation. Install Pink® Batts® wall insulation in spaces between walls when renovating.

    2. Insulate hot water cylinder with Pink® Batts® Hot Water Cylinder Wrap.

    3. Damp ground under house. Put Moistop® underlay on the ground to reduce rising moisture.  

    4. Draughty wooden floors. Fit Pink® Batts® SnugFloor™ insulation under suspended floors.

    5. No roof insulation. Pink® Batts® ceiling insulation can be fitted easily in the roof space.

  • 1950s to 1970s house

    Houses were not required to be insulated during these decades until 1978, so insulation was not common.

    The characteristic flat roofs of 1960s houses pose challenges for fitting ceiling insulation.

    1950s to 1970s house

    1. No wall insulation. Install Pink® Batts® wall insulation in spaces between walls when renovating.

    2. Insulate hot water cylinder with Pink® Batts® Hot Water Cylinder Wrap.

    3. Large aluminium-framed windows mean big areas for heat loss. Consider double glazing.

    4. Draughty wooden floors on split level floor. Fit Pink® Batts® Snugfloor® insulation under suspended floors.

    5. Damp ground under house. Put Moistop® underlay on the ground to reduce rising moisture.

    6. Flat or skillion roof means it can be difficult to fit ceiling insulation. Ceilings can be lowered to install insulation above them (or re-roof).

  • 1980s to mid-1990s house

    These houses often have some insulation and require topping up for more effective insulation.

    1980s to mid-1990s house

    1. Draughty wooden floors. Fit Pink® Batts® SnugFloor® insulation under floors. Put Moistop® underlay on the ground to reduce dampness.

    2. Put Moistop® underlay on the ground under house to reduce dampness.

    3. Insulate hot water cylinder with Pink® Batts® Hot Water Cylinder Wrap.

    4. Minimal amount of roof insulation. Add extra layer of Pink® Batts® Ultra® ceiling insulation and across ceiling beams for better insulation.

  • Mid-1990s to 2000s house

    Mandatory insulation requirements means houses of this era are well insulated. However, as insulation has a huge impact on a home’s warmth and comfort, it’s worth fitting insulation of a higher grade (more effective) than the minimum required.

    Mid-1990s to 2000s house

    1. Good wall insulation. Ventilation is important as house’s air-tight nature inhibits natural air flow.

    2. Minimum amount of ceiling insulation. Add extra layer of Pink® Batts® Ultra® Ceiling insulation to achieve a better result.