INSULATION SERVICES IN WELLINGTON AND AUCKLAND
Your home insulation experts are committed to giving you a warmer, healthier home.
The most cost-effective way to retain heat in your home is by installing ceiling and underfloor insulation.
Did you know a house loses up to 35% of its heat or cooling through the ceiling? That’s over one third! The solution? You could snuggle up in a blanket (It’s what we’ve been doing for years and years)… OR you could put the blanket around your home. Bang for buck, the cost savings from ceiling insulation are more than worth the investment.
But it doesn’t stop there!
We know your family means the world to you. Nobody wants a wheezing, coughing loved one with a tight chest. We won’t mention the trip to A&E. Especially not if the solutions can be as simple as a ceiling insulation blanket. Ceiling insulation also makes your home warmer, drier, and healthier. Goodbye mould!
Sadly, many of the pre-2000 houses in Aotearoa are so bad with attic insulation, they perform well below the WHO minimum temperature recommendations.
For most existing houses, roof insulation installation is a piece of cake. You may even be entitled to a government subsidy. But even if you don’t, with our competitive pricing you get top value for your hard-earned dollars. That should make ceiling insulation a no-brainer in our book.
Installing ceiling and underfloor insulation is one the easiest and most cost-effective ways to retain heat inside your home and contributes to a healthier living environment. Insulation makes your home warmer and drier which reduces your family’s exposure to damp, unhealthy air. It also means less illness from respiratory complaints.
Next on the list in the wrapping your home in a warm blanket process? Underfloor Insulation.
If you’re a landlord, you’ll be aware that underfloor insulation became compulsory for all rental homes on 1 July 2019. But as the proud owner of a beautiful but drafty old villa, you will want us to fix insulation to the underside of your timber floor too; even if you already have floor foil insulation. We promise you’ll feel it in those power bills. And you won’t know how to contain your happiness after you realised you’ve got cosy warm feet.
There is a bit of a trick to fixing underfloor insulation correctly but done well underfloor insulation not only helps with the R-value (thermal resistance value), it also reduces draughts coming from floor gaps. The underfloor insulation we use is made from polyester, very much like the pillows and duvet in your bed. It ticks all the boxes: NZ made, recyclable, safe, and highly effective!
Your home will be warm and fuzzy, top to toe.
The next step in reducing heat loss is to add wall insulation.
Wall insulation makes a huge difference in the comfort and warmth of your house. Are you planning to renovate your house? Great, it’s just the right time to get your wall insulation done.
Years of experience in the insulation industry has taught us a thing or two. One of the biggest lessons: those who have lived in a warm, dry house will never go back. It’s all fine and dandy to tell somebody to ‘toughen up and to put on a jumper’, but when the average uninsulated New Zealand house in winter is 6C colder than the minimum temperature recommended by the WHO, we have a problem.
So if you’re planning on zhuzhing up the spare bedroom because there’s a little one on the way, or you’re ripping out the old bathroom, you definitely should go beyond the new lick of paint.
There’s something for everybody in the wide range of wall insulation options we have available, including the environmental and cost-effective wall insulation sections, wall insulation blankets, or high-density insulation sections for masonry walls.
All our products come with a 50-year warranty. You may want to read that again…. Now get the calculator out and start beaming over the savings you are about to make.
Moisture Barrier Installation
‘Cold’ and ‘damp’ are often used in one sentence when it comes to the condition of older New Zealand houses. For the temperature problem, heating and insulation are the obvious solutions. When it comes to dampness, on the other hand, a lack of ventilation and moisture coming from the ground should be high on the list of suspected culprits.
Meet the vapour barrier.
The figures are mind-boggling when you think about it. Even dry ground will produce 25kg of water in a single day (!!!). For the 1.2 million New Zealand homes with a suspended timber floor, that’s dampness going straight into your house!
It’s no surprise that the Healthy Homes Standard for rental properties requires you to put a ground moisture barrier in place for all rentals with an enclosed subfloor space.
But even as a homeowner with a home that is damp, it makes sense to lay a moisture barrier to avoid ‘rising damp’. After all, nobody wants a mouldy and unhealthy home for their whānau.
Healthy Home Inspections (only at Total House Auckland)
What makes a healthy home?
It’s a question our New Zealand government asked themselves over the last few years. The conclusion was that our New Zealand homes simply aren’t good enough. In response, they outlined the Healthy Homes Standards; a set of minimum requirements rentals need to meet.
From 1st July 2021, landlords must ensure that all rentals comply with the Standards within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy. Failing to comply can result in a painful $4,000 penalty. I think we all agree that that’s not where we want to go.
But don’t despair!
Total House can conduct a thorough inspection to identify any work that needs doing for your rental to get the stamp of approval. One of our professionals will come to your home and assess how warm, dry, and healthy it is. After that, we are happy to help you sort those requirements quickly and efficiently.
Healthy Home Standards Inspection Pricing, T&Cs
The cost of the Healthy Homes Standards inspection and the initial report is $110. The subsequence update for non-compliant items will occur an additional administration charge of $50 for digital submission of evidence or $75 for site revisit. The administration charge can be waived if the remedial jobs, including insulation, heat pump, extraction fans, was completed by Total House. For instances where Total House cannot perform the remedial work, such as plumbing, building works, the admin fee will apply. All prices are GST exclusive.
You know… do it once, do it right.
New Build Insulation
Nothing beats the blank canvas that is a new home. ANYTHING is possible! This is the perfect chance to design your dream home with comfort and well-being in mind. A warm and cosy home? Yes, please!
Slowly but steadily, New Zealand is catching up to the idea that a warm and dry home is not a luxury. Getting the insulation of your new home right the first time around should be high on the priority list. You won’t be able to see it (unless of course, you talk about the power bills), but you’ll definitely FEEL it.
The New Zealand Building Code outlines some minimum requirements for the insulation of a new house. But by world standards, these are still quite low-performance targets for residential thermal insulation. Most of the time, we’re talking about a difference of a few hundred dollars as opposed to ‘thousands’ between a house that is compliant and one that scores top marks for comfort and energy efficiency.
With a wide range of world-class insulation products available, there is bound to be one that suits your requirements and budget. So let’s chat about how we can nail the insulation for your brand new spanking house.
Commercial Property Insulation
It’s easy to understand why people work better in a comfortable workplace. A well-designed commercial building balances aesthetic appeal with commercial smarts. Energy efficiency and acoustic performance are an integral part of that. The bottom-line? Commercial property insulation is hard to ignore for those who do a decent job.
With bigger buildings, thinking needs to happen on a bigger scale too. And not everybody is up for that job. Roof blankets, ceiling insulation, wall insulation, fire seal, ductwork insulation, and acoustic partitions. It’s all in a day’s work.
Now that you’ve found your way to the Total House commercial insulation services, the hunt for an efficient, reliable, fast, and effective insulation partner for your commercial build is over? Meet our dedicated team for your next commercial insulation installation.
- We have the right gear, knowledge, and products.
- We install our commercial insulation products according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
- Our Commercial insulation installations comply with the New Zealand regulations for commercial buildings
- We complete the project within the agreed time frame.
- Our team is safety trained and follows safe work practices.
Make your home or commercial space quieter with high-quality acoustic insulation.
Parties are a lot of fun. But when your neighbour is welcoming half the neighbourhood to their abode while you’re expected at work the next morning, the story slightly changes. The same goes when one of the kids picks the drums as their instrument of choice (Let’s not mention the violin) while you are nursing a migraine. Or maybe your company has a very comfortable and professional open plan office area, but you can’t hear yourself… Or you have a noisy work environment such as a childcare centre? The answer is easy enough: keep the noise down with acoustic insulation.
Consider installing acoustic insulation to reduce your noise levels. Trapping noise requires a very different approach to trapping heat, although it’s often possible to kill two birds with one stone. Fact is, a bit of extra-thick carpet underlay is only going to help so much.
So… different applications ask for unique solutions. And the options for a retro-fit can be a bit more limited than for new construction. Luckily, Total House has a wide range of residential and commercial acoustic insulation solutions up their sleeve from reputable companies like Autex and Knauf. From easy to install wall panels that reduce echoes to wall fabric that can also double as a display space, you just say the word and we’ll get it done.
Correctly installed insulation enables you to potentially save up to $400 per year by using 50% less energy to heat your home. All our product brands are chosen for their quality and are fire resistant, moisture resistant, reduce allergies and come with a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty. Total House installs home insulation from a number of leading insulation suppliers including:
All our brands are chosen for their quality and are fire resistant, moisture resistant, reduce allergies and come with a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty.