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What is an R-value rating?

We often get asked about R-values in CosyWall. An R-value is simply a measure of a thermal resistance of an insulation product. The higher the number the better it will retain heat inside your house.

CosyWall Insulation has the highest R-value that’s obtainable in this type of product and is equivalent to the top batts and blown insulation products available in New Zealand.

Can you install CosyWall Insulation into a brick home?

One of the questions we get asked on a regular basis is if we can install CosyWall Insulation into a brick home. Yes, we can install CosyWall into a brick house, and CosyWall is CodeMark certified to be installed into brick houses.

The product is a specialised German engineered product that’s been designed to be installed into the double brick cavity homes in Europe. CosyWall is designed to go against wet or damp surfaces and includes a water-repellant with specially designed fibers making it ideal for New Zealand brick homes.

Can I install from the interior and exterior?

CosyWall Insulation can be installed from either the outside or the inside of the house.

Internal installations are usually only done when you’re renovating or redecorating the inside of the home. External installations are much easier and can be done all year round.

Talk to the team at CosyWall Insulation today about installing wall insulation into your home.

Does the hole size matter when installing blown insulation?

At CosyWall, we often get questions about the size of the hole we blow through. We’ve been blowing insulation into New Zealand homes for more than 18 years, and over this time we’ve tried different hole sizes from large to very small to test the difference in installation quality and performance.

What we’ve found is that there is an optimum whole size that enables us to do the job properly, and we choose that hole size based on your specific house. If you’d like to know more, please contact the team at CosyWall and we’d be happy to chat!

How easy is CosyWall Insulation to install?

CosyWall Insulation is very easy to install into the homes. If you install a segment product, you usually have to remove all the linings of your home to install it. This can be a costly process and take a long amount of time to install.

With CosyWall the installation is very simple. It’s blown into your walls through small holes from either the interior or exterior of your home depending on your preference. When we’re done we seal up all the holes and once we’re finished you’ll never know we were there.

How do I know if my home is suitable for CosyWall Insulation?

CosyWall has been designed to be retrofitted into most New Zealand homes. The only requirement to comply with the New Zealand building code is that your home must be weathertight.

Provided that’s not an issue, chances are we’ll be able to install into your home with no issues. The best thing to do is contact us so we can have a chat about your needs and arrange a qualified assessor to provide an obligation free quote for your property.

Does CosyWall Insulation present any risks to my family?

CosyWall Insulation is a completely safe dry fiber product. It’s also been awarded the Eurofins Gold Certificate for Indoor Air Quality in Europe. Having CosyWall installed will not add any moisture to your walls, there is no curing period, no formaldehyde, and it will never shrink or slump over time.

It is also made from a non-combustible material so there is no risk to it catching fire. In fact in the unfortunate event you do experience a fire, CosyWall Insulation will actually help to inhibit the spread of it throughout the home.

There are no adverse health effects of the product and it has a 50-year durability rating. Once it’s in the building, it’s in there to perform for the life of the building.

Talk to us today about having CosyWall Insulation installed in your home.

Will CosyWall shrink or slump over time?

The great thing about CosyWall Insulation is that we install it to such a high density that it’s never going to slump or shink inside your walls.

CosyWall is based on European technology and is proven overseas as well as in New Zealand. The product is not going to deteriorate over time, and once it’s in your walls, it’s there to stay. It will continue performing day in, day out and will never cost you a cent to run.

The result is a much warmer, healthier home that you’ll love to live in!

Talk to the team today about having CosyWall Insulation installed into your home.

How long does it take to install CosyWall?

Most people are surprised how quickly CosyWall Insulation can be installed. Officially it depends on the size and complexity of your home, but in most cases, the installation can be completed in a couple of days.

Just head away for one day and when you come back your home will be filled with CosyWall Insulation and you won’t believe the difference!

What are your landlords responsibilities around insulation?

In New Zealand, your landlord is legally obligated to provide a minimum standard of insulation in your home. If you’re living in your home and you’re finding issues with cold, dampness or moisture build-up, it’s possible your home is not up to standard.

The best thing to do is get in touch with your landlord and have a chat with them about getting an assessment done on the property. The team at CosyWall can come and have a look to see if there are any insulation deficiencies and provide you an obligation free quote to bring the property up to standard.

Talk to us today to find out more!