WHY DO YOU NEED ECO-INSULATION THIS SUMMER

The extremely hot sun's rays penetrate into almost every conceivable cavity bringing an abundance of UV rays, infrared rays and heat. 

This concentrated cocktail of rays  strikes your roof and the majority of these are converted into heat energy that penetrates the roof cavity. The result, a veritable cookhouse inside your building.

Join the thousands of South Africans who have discovered the huge benefits of controlling indoor temperature the natural way. Eco-Insulation is made from a natural product, cellulose, which emulates natures way of shading the earth from the hot rays  of the sun - like a forest canopy of trees. Can you imagine anything else more natural? Ask your insulation supplier just how much energy has been used in producing their brand of insulation. Eco-Insulation has conceivably the lowest environmental footprint around.

Eco-Insulation Project features in Affordable Housing Magazine

Eco-Insulation's Gap housing project in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs has featured in a popular housing magazine, SA Affordable Housing.

Eco-Insulation is bridging the gap between expensive heating and cooling methods for start up homes by means of its highly effective recycled cellulose fibre, SABS approved insulation.

Read how here:

We are Gapping it!

This is Pelican Park, near Zeekoievlei, Cape Town, where we were fortunate enough to be awarded with a contract to fit Eco-Insulation into a number of new Gap homes under construction.
Gap housing is best described as those residential units whose prices fall between those supplied by government and those delivered by the private sector. A perceived gap exists in the monthly income requirements for the prospective owner of between R3 500 for government housing and R15 000 for private. Theses levels of income are too little to enable them to participate in the private property market, yet too much to qualify for state assistance.
 
Eco-Insulation was contracted to install ceiling insulation to specification SANS 10400 XA Code of Practice.This means that product had to be pumped into the ceiling of each residential unit to a thickness of 135 mm. Each housing unit (pictured) which vary in size between 48m2 to 74m2 in area and are constructed in compliance with the SABS Energy Saving codes of practice.
Are you a housing developer? Just a word of advice. Beware of unscrupulous insulation sub-contractors who under-quote the good established brands and then recover their discounts by using less material - i.e. installing less insulation or insulation to a lower installed depth than that specified by the authorities.
 
Eco-Insulation is a proud holder of the Product Compliance Certificate issued by our industry association, Tiasa. In fact we were one of the first brands to receive this certification.

ECO-INSULATION / ENGINEERING NEWS INTERVIEW

According to popular industry and professional journal, Engineering News, insulation promotes an eco-friendly approach to heating and cooling.
 
Eco-Insulation GM Richard Ellis says this is because the company’s insulation product, which has the same name as the company, provides a passive, non-energy dependent method of keeping buildings comfortable for their occupants.
 
“Our Eco-Insulation product traps existing heat inside a building, eliminating the need to burn gas, or to use electric or paraffin heaters.  For cooling, the insulation stops heat from entering the building, which eliminates the need for air conditioning or using electric fans,” he explains.
 
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WHY ECO-INSULATE?

Developers and project managers in the various housing sectors are increasingly seeking one-stop solutions to meet the requirements of SANS 10400 XA regulations, ensure their projects are energy efficient and provide comfortable living space for the owners.

The regulations can however be confusing, so here's how it really works.
 
Insulate above the ceiling, under the floor or even inside the walls - to keep cool in summer, warm in winter and to save energy. 

For the property owner, means less electricity or gas usage and therefore real savings in your pocket. For the developer, it means total compliance with the specified R-value for the roof, under national building regulations. Because Eco-Insulation resists the flow of heat, less heat will be lost from the home or office in winter and less heat will enter the building during summer. As a form of energy, heat always flows to a cooler area, escaping out of the building in the winter and entering the building during summer. Eco-Insulation creates a thermal barrier that controls temperature all year round.

BENEFITS TO HOUSING DEVELOPERS

With Eco-Insulation, the developer can add the following benefits to the new home, without breaking the bank to do it.:

  • As well as energy saving, home insulation also acts as a sound suppressor. In modern noise-laden environments, increasingly more homeowners are soundproofing their homes.
  • A well insulated home will increase its overall comfort and add to its resale value. In today’s times of rapidly rising energy costs it pays now more then ever to insulate and make your home an energy saving home.

Ultimate green building
Eco-Insulation not only offers the Ultimate Climate Control, it is also the ultimate green building product, too. Helping the environment and protecting you and your family against the intensifying effects of global warming. Visit our website find out about the ultimate green product. Eco-Insulation is also listed on the Specifile online service, where the project manager may draw further technical information.

See the Specifile listing at  http://tinyurl.com/pg4fokk

THE BRAND WITH A REPUTATION

Eco-Insulation, the brand, has developed a great reputation among retrofit clients and developers of new projects, as can be seen by the great number of positive comments on Hello Peter and the website. It is a serious brand that has earned its technical endorsements by standards organisations including SABS and TIASA. So demand to see an up to date Product Compliance Certificate next time you call for an insulation quote. Eco-Insulation was one of the first suppliers to qualify.

See www.eco-insulation.co.za/testimonials/18-testimonials/61-testimonials-hello-peter.html

Economy also
Best of all, installed in the home or office it's not expensive. You get payback on your well-spent Rands over a period of months and not years.

A PERFECT RETROFIT OPTION

Your favourite green brand, Eco-Insulation, is the perfect retrofit option due to its unique method of installation and minimal impact on other building site activities. "This has made the company very accessible to housing developments where the company takes it's energy efficient, on time and on budget maxim very seriously”, says our general manager,  Richard Ellis.
 
Outstanding retrofit projects have included two very interesting national landmarks, Cape Town's Castle of Good Hope and the Steenberg Hotel and Spa complex – among the oldest buildings in South Africa.
 
In the case of the Castle, Eco-Insulation was pumped into place during the scheduled replacement of the entire roof over the admin block inside the Castle.

An earlier generation non-performing insulation was removed by Eco-Insulation's team, using the requisite personal protection equipment, and new product pumped into place. (See photos)

Workers equipped with PPE remove early generation insulation. At the Steenberg Hotel, a flat roof over the famous restaurant received the Eco-Insulation treatment – quickly and efficiently.

What is important about both these installations is the adaptable and non-invasive nature of the process. The installer's teams work alongside the roofing contractor to get the job done. In addition, the coverage is 100%, which is not always easy for other products and methods of installation that cannot access every nook and cranny of the roof.