“My name is Greg and I live in Canberra. My house is over 50 years old and only had insulation in the roof – nothing in the walls or under the raised timber floor. Towards the end of winter 2011, I crawled under my house and installed batt insulation as I was tired of having cold timber floors in the living areas. Prior to this, during winter 2011, my family and I were running the central heating at approx 24-25 degrees and wearing nothing less than a thick jumper, long pants and ugg boots to combat the cold coming up through the floors.
The thermo cline throughout the house due to the cold under the house was nothing I had ever experienced before. Our feet were ALWAYS cold and our heating bill alone was well over $1200 per quarter as it was almost running constantly to try and maintain a comfortable temperature Winter 2012, the batts I spent a painful 8 hours installing made absolutely no difference. They were R2.5 batts, installed correctly as per manufacturer instructions. So I looked for a proper alternative. Having watched a number of (don’t laugh) Holmes on Homes shows on foxtel, I was interested in the spray foam he used in a number of renovation projects and couldn’t speak highly enough of… this led me to You Tube and then to Eco Foam… I have since had under my floors and external walls sprayed with foam and the difference is absolutely amazing ! we now run the heating at 19 degrees and it does not come on very often to maintain the warmth.
There is no thermo cline in my house. There is no cold air at “feet level”, all rooms are the same temperature from floor to ceiling. The guys that came to spray the foam were fantastic. Worked like demons and did a fantastic job. It took them approx 7 hours to do the floors as there is not a lot of room under the house, but they got into every nook and cranny – yes guys, I got under and checked! I can’t speak highly enough of them and I can’t recommend them enough to everyone. ALSO, we had really bad condensation on all of our windows and as a result, really bad mould on the window frames and curtains – we ended up getting rid of the curtains as they got too bad. We had all sorts of experts give us all sorts remedies for the problem, but nothing worked. After having the walls sprayed, the condensation has completely stopped and no more mould. The cost of the foam is absolutely worth every cent. Please feel free to put this up on the website and pass on my contact details if anyone would like to chat… -Canberra, ACT