Bradford Gold Ceiling Insulation

Bradford Gold ceiling insulation can reduce your energy bills for heating and cooling by up to 45%.

Uninsulated homes can lose up to 35% of the heat through the ceilings in winter and around the same amount of heat can also enter in during summer. Bradford Gold ceiling insulation batts acts as a thermal barrier to slow down temperature change to the inside of your home, keeping you and your family comfortable for longer.

Play it smart with Bradford Gold

  • Made for Australian conditions
  • Reduces heat transfers in your home
  • Improved comfort all year round
  • Saves on energy costs
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Low allergen
  • Meets the highest Australian insulation standards
  • 70 year performance warranty
  • Environmentally sound, made from up to 80% recycled glass
  • 100% bio-soluble
  • Non combustible
  • Backed by CSR - serving Australia since 1855
  • Bradford is Australia's most trusted insulation company for 80 years

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Gold Hi Performance insulation was installed to achieve high levels of thermal comfort and energy efficiency.

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Installation guide and tips

What you need


  • Sharp knife and cutting board

For Ceilings

  • Step ladder, torch or lamp and kneeling board
  • Non-electrically conductive insulation poker (poker can be made using 25mm rod one metre long and two nails about 25mm and 100mm from one end)

Basic rules for ceiling

  • Take enough packs into the roof for the whole job.
  • Purchase 430mm insulation for 450mm joist centres and 580mm insulation for 600mm centres. For those unsure of their joist centres, 430mm insulation is perforated in the centre to suit both 430mm and 580mm joist centres.
  • Stand on ceiling joists only.
  • Ensure kneeling board is positioned over at least two ceiling joists.
  • Start laying insulation from the furthest point from the manhole.
  • Do not block ventilation openings – leave 50mm clearance around chimney from your heater.
  • Please refer to plasterboard manufacturers for maximum ceiling load.

Laying Bradford Gold ceiling insulation

  • Turn off power at the fuse box before commencing the installation.
  • Ensure you place a warning tag to prevent power being restored prior to completion of the install. Be aware that your electrical appliances will not operate during this time.
  • Lay insulation between ceiling joists using the poker to push them into limited access areas.
  • Do not leave any gaps between the insulation.
  • Fit insulation tightly between joists, but do not compress insulation.
  • Push insulation out towards eaves so the end of the first segment is 50mm into the wall plate. Use wooden rod or other non-conductive poker.
  • For best results install the insulation with the top surface up. The top surface is that facing the front of the pack.
  • Insulation must not be installed in contact with downlights recessed into ceilings. To meet AS3999 in Australian homes a clearance of 25-50mm must be provided around the perimeter of the fitting to help heat dissipation, however the clearance should be as close to 25mm as possible to ensure maximum insulation performance. To meet NZ4246.1 in New Zealand homes a clearance of 200mm must be provided around the perimeter of the fitting to help heat dissipation, however the clearance should be as close to 200mm as possible to ensure maximum insulation performance.

Product performance

  • After unpacking, the product is designed to achieve its nominal stabilised thickness within 24 hours of installation.
  • The performance of this product may be reduced if stored for too long in its compression packaging.
  • The total R-Value depends on installation and may be greater than or less than the R-Value of the product.
  • The material R-Value represented on this pack was determined at a mean temperature of 23°C for products sold in Australia and 15°C for products sold in New Zealand, as per AS/NZS 4859.1.
  • The material R-Value is independent of the heat flow direction (the same R-Value is achieved in summer and winter conditions).

Electric cables and equipment

  • Electric cables and equipment partially or completely covered may overheat and fail.
  • Lay insulation with electrical wiring and equipment, such as transformers, on top. For excessive runs covered by insulation seek advice from an electrician as to whether cardboard spacers or similar would be required to allow air circulation.
  • Electrical wiring must not be completely surrounded by insulation without prior approval from a licenced electrical contractor. Partially surrounding of electrical wiring is acceptable as long as the wiring has been done in compliance with AS/NZS3000 post 1984.
  • For more information regarding the installation of insulation around electrical cables and equipment, please refer to AS3999.
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