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At some point, we have all experienced the 40-degree day, sweat dripping down your forehead, your t-shirt clinging to your back and your throat itching for icy cold water. While you sit in the room, with the ceiling fan turned to the fastest setting, you might wonder what’s the best insulation for our hot climate.

Let’s start with some basics on insulation;

In Australia, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) includes regulations that determine the type of insulation you need based on your climate zone. In Western Australia, our summers are warm and dry, and winters are long, cool and wet. In summer, the main focus is reducing heat gain and promoting airflow.


Understanding the R-Value

The R-value measures thermal resistance, meaning it measures an insulation sheet’s ability to resist heat flow. R-values range from 1.5-7; the higher the R-value, the higher the resistance to heat transfer, and the higher the insulating effect and subsequent energy savings.

Keeping this in mind, let’s look at the different insulation options available;

Our products;

Bradford Gold & Bradford Gold Hi-Performance – Ceiling & Wall Batts
Made from glasswool, the world’s most popular insulation material, they are a cost-effective solution to rising energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Key Feature:

  • Available in a range of R-values
  • Keeps homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer
  • Saves on energy costs
  • Meets the highest Australian insulation standards


Bradford Black – Ceiling & Wall Batts

Bradford Black hypoallergenic insulation batts are a cost-effective way of making your home more comfortable and energy efficient. They act as a barrier to heat flow through the walls and ceilings of your home, keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Key Feature

  • Keeps homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer
  • R-value 4.1
  • Approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program
  • 70-year performance warranty


Bradford Polymax – Ceiling & Wall Batts

Bradford Polymax thermal batts are designed to suit a wide range of building applications. Designed to save energy, they provide excellent thermal insulation and are suitable for walls and ceilings in both residential and commercial buildings.
Key Features

  • Available in a range of R-values
  • Reduces winter heat loss and summer heat gain
  • Non-irritant
  • Made from 80% recycled fibre, and no waste is generated in the manufacturing process


Other factors to consider;

While the R-value is important and should be considered, the type of insulation you require will also depend on your building material, i.e. do you have a tin or tiled roof?

Let Superb Insulation look after you.

Your home is your sanctuary, and we want to ensure you are comfortable all year round. We are based in Perth, and with over 40 years’ worth of experience, we can help you do just that. Contact one of our friendly staff to find the best insulation for your home.