This week on stuff.co.nz I'm talking insulation. Putting it in yourself to be exact. We estimate we've saved close to $1500 doing it ourselves. Like I said over on stuff, it takes time, but it's not difficult and there are great How To guides online for both ceilings, underfloors and walls with chirpy Australian banter.
I've talked here before about our choices with insulation, so I won't go over everything again, but I thought I would just detail quickly why we've chosen to use Earthwool Glasswool. Or rather, why it got Mr Building Boxes tick of approval (for a guy with a bunch of degrees and who works with plastics, polymers, adhesives and all sorts of chemical nasties, this was a big one)
A family of four: writer, scientist, lego engineer and destruction specialist. Our previous home is featured in New Zealand Interior Style and this new project promises to provide plenty of great, green, smart and maybe madcap solutions to new building in New Zealand.