climate comfort

Eco-Insulation cellulose fibre thermal insulation is manufactured at an ISO9001:2015 specialised plant in Kempton Park, and is familiar sight at developments – from high-end security estates to low-cost gap housing.

For Eco-Insulation client, Garden Cities NPC (RF), a Cape-based housing developer with a 100-year pedigree, the goal is zero-waste-to-landfill. According to group manager Renier Smith, “We are hoping to create the required awareness with our residents, contractors, suppliers and consultants alike; the latter resulting in a cumulative approach to achieve this goal.”

Eco-Insulation, has been the source of SANS10400-XA-compliant insulation to the Pinelands Development Company (PDC), the construction and development arm of Garden Cities for over eight years says Richard Ellis, who heads the Cape Town distributorship for Eco-Insulation. PDC has over this period received 1 000 tons of Eco-Insulation above the ceilings of 2 600 GCH homes.

“Cellulose fibre insulation solution aligns with our core approach to reduce, reuse and recycle,” confirms Smith. Eco-Insulation is made from 85% recycled newsprint waste and has a low carbon footprint.

“The PDC relationship began with the onset of SANS10400-XA when our client required a turnkey insulation service that came with a warranty of compliance and 100% coverage in the roof space.

Often contractors/installers neglect to ensure coverage with no heat-leaking air gaps in the corners or under trusses caused by a product that can’t reach those places. These installations are not efficient and continue to leak heat out of or into the house below, winter or summer,” says Ellis.

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) considerations prevail. Installers like to work with the product since it is safe on the hands, eyes and throat and VOC-free. The product is certified at SABS, is fire-rated under SANS428 and is firm in the roof.