Bradford Black - a different kind of insulation

What makes Bradford Black so different?

Bradford Black - hypoallergenic soft touch insulation - only approved insulation for Sensitive Choice

Bradford Black is hypoallergenic and is approved by the National Asthma Council's Sensitive Choice® program, making it suitable for use in homes of asthma and allergy sufferers.

Bradford Black is soft to touch

The first thing most people notice about Bradford Black is that it’s white. It’s also fluffy and very soft, like cotton wool.

Bradford Black is easy to install

Installation is easy for homeowners, handymen and builders. The batts are tightly compressed into lightweight packs for easy transport and storage. They retain their shape and rigidity for easier installation, and are low itch and soft to touch.

Bradford Black is Australian made

Bradford Black is manufactured in Australia by CSR Bradford using sustainable, world class manufacturing technology with renewable raw materials. Like all products by CSR Bradford, Bradford Black insulation batts comply with all local standards. Click here to find out where to buy Bradford Black.


DIY Installation Guide

Installing Bradford Black is child's play

Bradford Black makes DIY installation easy. Batts are tightly compressed into a lightweight pack for easy transport and storage. The batts retain their shape and rigidity.

Don’t feel like doing it yourself? Call us or send an email to our friendly support team and they will find an installer for you.

What you need


Sharp knife and cutting board

  • Polypropylene string
  • Staple gun and staples

Installing wall insulation in timber framed construction

  • 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.
  • Friction fit Bradford Black wall insulation in wall cavities.
  • For external walls, stringing is recommended when installing Bradford Black wall insulation to ensure the insulation cannot bridge the cavity.
  • Start at the underside of the top plate, 75mm in from the vertical stud.
  • Staple polypropylene string to the underside of the top plate as far back as the thickness of the insulation.
  • Drop the string to the top of the nogging, tensioning before stapling.
  • Run the string towards yourself and turn it to the underside of the nogging and staple.
  • Drop the string to the bottom plate, tensioning before stapling.

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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