Warm in Windy Wellington!

Windy Wellington is a wonderful place to be – if you are in a well-insulated home.

Jason Brown had bought a home in Wellington’s Maungaraki. It occupied a lovely spot on a hill but was exposed to bitter Southerlies and Northerlies.

“The reason we went with foam was had pink batts and polystyrene, but it didn’t live up to our expectations. Wind was even blowing through the electrical sockets. We wanted something that was wind-tight, air-tight and had high R-Value.”

“It was trial and error in the previous house that lead us to see what alternative products were available. It was hard to make the polystyrene underfloor insulation work, we noticed the air movement.”

In Jason’s new house the there was only a 200mm cavity in the roof to work with. He still wanted a high R-value and insulation, given the small space.

“I had looked at other rigid boards, and batts. The cost NZFoam was only slightly more upfront, but it took a much shorter time to install – and I’m sure it will pay for itself in the long-run with our lower power bills. We noticed changes in temperature, and air-tightness instantly and haven’t had to have the heaters on yet!”

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Cover with no gaps - something Jason valued over our competitors

The amount of times he has had to use the heating systems in his house

The size of Jason's roof cavity in millimetres - a small space to get to for other products, but no sweat for spray foam insulation!

“There was definitely noise reduction too. There were a couple of cold spells when a southerly came through, and you really noticed it when you walked from the old part of the house to the new part that had been sprayed out with NZ Foam’s spray foam insulation.

“The service from NZFoam was really great. We had a lot of questions, and had to apply for change of consent for the insulation, but they helped us with the documentation for the council. Everything went smoothly.”

Jason says “he would definitely use spray foam again, when it came to doing the other parts my home. And I would recommend NZFoam to others.”

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