Existing Homes

Insulation for walls ceilings and underfloors in Bay of Plenty

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Installing insulation into existing homes ("retrofitting") is a speciality of Premier Insulation. We have been doing this work since the late 1990s. Between 2009 and 2013, we were the Premier Bay of Plenty service provider for the government’s EECA subsidised home insulation program "Warm Up, New Zealand" and have provided home insulation Tauranga wide to thousands of clients, always maintaining a very high standard. 

We supply and install home insulation in Tauranga into uninsulated ceilings of existing houses and add additional insulation to those that have insufficient coverage. We also install underfloor insulation to Tauranga houses that previously had nil or insufficient underfloor protection. You can also count on us to supply and install vapour barriers under houses built over damp ground to provide a drier living environment.

This house in Mt. Maunganui, like many around the country, had blown insulation installed in the ceiling in the 1990’s. To be effective, the depth of the insulation should be about the same as the truss depth, i.e. at the top of the beams of wood lying across the ceiling. The sides of these beams should not be visible. Pink arrows show that in most places, most of the trusses are in fact visible and the blue arrows show where the top of an interior wall and a ceiling batten can also be seen. This ceiling had large patches with virtually no insulation remaining. Green arrow indicates where some of the lost insulation has been deposited in a deep pile, almost certainly by wind flow through the ceiling-roof cavity. Yellow insulation in some pictures shows where we are laying our glass wool blanket to replace the blown product. This example is quite typical of how many ceilings can look years after the installation of loose fill blown product
nsulation for walls ceilings and underfloors in Bay of Plenty

How do I find out more?

Contact us. Phone, email or fax us to discuss your situation. We will advise you of your options and arrange an appointment for an assessment to investigate further.

We will come to your home and inspect your current level and condition of insulation. Our experienced and knowledgeable assessor will discuss their findings with you, tell you what your options are and provide you with our recommendations. A quote based on carrying out this work will be provided. There is no cost to this point.

On acceptance of our quote a time will be arranged to carry out the work. Our skilled and experienced installers will install your insulation efficiently and competently.

Can my house be insulated?

To install insulation to existing ceiling and underfloors there must be sufficient space and access. Our installers are particularly skilled and capable and we often undertake work other companies lack the ability to do. Even if your job has been rejected by other companies we advise you to contact us for an expert assessment.
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What products are best?

Critical to your decision when choosing a company to do retrofitting work should be the suitability of the insulation for your situation and the company's ability to install this effectively. For ceilings, Premier glass wool insulation has many advantages – compressed bales for ease of access into and through roof cavities and easily cut to fit effectively around structural members in the ceiling. As our product is in blanket form it is installed with the least amount of seams and joins, an advantage that significantly improves its performance over segment (batt type) product. Our installers have the skills to generally access parts of ceilings with limited space.

Most underfloors have a variable mismatch of joist spacings and a plethora of pipes, wires, drains and supports. It is vital that the insulation used has the flexibility to be installed with these issues to seal them and prevent air circulation. Unlike most other products, polyester is a strong and robust material that can be compressed, stretched, cut and tucked and we carry a large selection of roll sizes to fit variations in joist spacing. You can benefit from our experience of 15+ years with underfloors where we have found that no other product achieves the result that polyester can.
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