Insulation

“Insulation” – what a beautiful word. A word that most houses in New Zealand have never heard before. Until about 15 years ago there was no obligation to have insulation or double-glazed windows, and so almost all houses built before 2000 are really, really poor insulated. Crying windows in the morning are a normal thing and having the same night-temperatures in the bedroom and in the garden doesn’t seem to bother anyone really. Power-hungry heatpumps do their job in┬áthe livingroom – yeah, right.

Our house is insulated – yay! We not just have standard 9 cm exterior wall studs, we have even 14 cm – luxury!

Insulation works start at the roof of the hallway
Insulation works started at the roof of the hallway
The kids' bathroom
The kids’ bathroom
The biggest sliding door window is still missing
The biggest sliding door window is still missing
Warm and cosy
Warm and cosy
Windows are all in now
Windows are all in now
Insulation completed, ready for lining
Insulation completed, ready for lining