If you have an older home, installing ceiling insulation is a great way to improve your comfort and energy efficiency, but if your home has been built suspended off the ground, your floor could be letting you down and as electricity costs spiral upwards this can result in nasty surprises when you receive each quarterly bill.
Even where homes are well-insulated, households could still be losing as much as 15 – 20% of their heating and cooling energy use through the floor. Bradford Optimo™ is a rigid, high density insulation with excellent thermal and acoustic properties, specifically developed to increase the comfort, energy efficiency and safety of homes with suspended timber floors. Step by step instructions on every pack make installation of Bradford Optimo an easy DIY job.
A polished timber floor can look warm and inviting – but looks can be deceiving. With an uninsulated suspended floor, your flooring material is the only thing between you and the outside air so it’s not hard to imagine how heat can be lost and how draughts can enter your home through the floorboards. Installing Bradford Optimo™ is like slipping on a thick pair of socks that stops the cold entering your home and keeps your toes warm. By stopping draughts it will also help prevent the chills spreading though each room. With an R-Value of R2.1, Bradford Optimo™ boasts one of the highest levels of thermal performance on the market to help keep you cosy during winter and keep those energy bills down.
Keeping noise outside your home
Sound can enter you home anywhere that air can, so external noise can be transferred through your floor. Optimo™ is an excellent sound absorber. Not only will it help reduce noise entering your home from outside it will also dampen the sound of foot traffic on timber floors.
Bradford is the only approved insulation partner of the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice program. Bradford Optimo™ is suitable for use in the homes of asthma and allergy sufferers. It also doesn’t provide a food source for insects or vermin.
Performance you can trust
Bradford Optimo™ is manufactured under ISO 9002 Quality Systems and complies with AS4859.1 “Materials for the Thermal Insulation of Buildings”. This is your assurance that it will provide the level of performance stated on the pack. Established over 75 years ago, Bradford Insulation is Australia’s most experienced domestic insulation company. This experience, combined with our world class manufacturing technology is your guarantee of quality and performance, all backed by CSR, Australia’s leading building materials company.
Features and Benefits
- keeps your home warmer in winter
- reduces your heating energy use
- stops draughts through your floor
- helps keep your home quieter
- low allergen
- professional installation available
- simple to install
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||1160 x 415
||1160 x 565
||1160 x 415
||1160 x 565
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||Bag of 100
||Bag of 250
The Optimo™ straps are recommended to be used when installing Optimo™ underfloor insulation in an existing home. The saddles are available in boxes of 100 and 250 pieces.
For fixing, it is recommended that straps are placed every 500mm along the joist.