Selecting the Right Insulation
The R value is a measure of resistance to heat flow - the higher the R value the greater the resistance and the better the product is at insulating.
The level of insulation required for your home depends upon two things: the climate and the type of construction used. The map (right) gives a general indication of the climate zones that dictate the level of ceiling, wall and under floor insulation required. Using the map, determine which zone your house is in.
Once you have located your zone using the map click on a zone below to find the appropriate insulation thickness
CLICK HERE to open a comprehesive PDF of the climate zones (courtesy of the Australian Building Codes Board web site)