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I am thrilled…Zoe Rethers, Phillip Island

Hi Allan

Many thanks again for the marvelous job last Thurs – the highlight of my year to date because it has now proved transforming as you assured me it would.  Day one on Fri was very reinforcing for me, as the day was cold, and I had the split air con on for breakfast from habit. [spacer]

Then I decided to turn it off mid morning to test the house’s new capacity for retaining some sort of warmth… well, once the indoor temp hit 17 degs – quite comfortable for me with my appropriate dressing – it literally just stayed sitting on that till well on dark, when it dropped down to 16!!

Wow… at this rate I look forward to saving a measurable amount on my past heating bills for winter.

This has been very rewarding to be assured of these temps when it’s 12 degs outside. In the past my house would be virtually the same temp as outside, without any heating on.. I am thrilled… use what you like of this as a quote because I am so glad I finally found out about this system, and am already passing the word on to people who have suitable houses which would benefit from your treatment.

I can see with the less porous nature of the polyurethane foam that it has a greater potential to be less permeable than the polystyrene foam which anyone can see is more porous and therefore capable of letting through more weather…. For someone who works from home office in a little room with windows on 3 sides I never dreamed I would have such a good outcome.

If and when the sequencing of my next building plans becomes workable I will definitely look forward to you treating the roof in the same way, especially considering that the cathedral ceiling affords such a shallow cavity that disallows a very high rating of any batt to be employed, whereas your 2 inch foam will work a treat I’m sure…. I have this to look forward to.

Many thanks, Zoe Rethers, Phillip Island

I’ve already recommended you to several friends for similar projects

Hi Al, just a quick note to again say thanks for the job you did ‘encasing’ the inside of my rickety old shed to begin its transformation to a home studio. The immediate effect on the structural strength of the building and the airtight nature of the product had to be seen to be believed! I’ve already recommended you to several friends for similar projects and will continue to do so
kind regards, Tim Ayris

What is Polyurethane Foam?

Spray Foam Insulation

What is Polyurethane Foam?

Spray Polyurethane Foam is an insulation product that is spray-applied in situ at a building site. Two liquid components, MDI(A) and polyol blend(B) are mixed under pressure and sprayed onto a roof or wall cavity. The reacting liquids expand and solidify into a foam matrix creating a seamless seal. Spray Polyurethane Foam adheres well to the area it is applied to, providing an air barrier that prevents thermal leaks.

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Rigid Foam Insulation

SPF: The right choice for residential buildings

SPF seals walls and cavities to save the homeowner money on heating and cooling expenses. Not only does it provide thermal protection, it stops moisture and air barriers mitigating dangerous mould and wood rot of the structure.

Energy Efficiency – Superior performance and value

  • Spray Foam reduces energy bills by up to 40%
  • Spray Foam has a higher R value and better performance than traditional insulation because it stops air leaks that can reduce R values by 25-40%
  • Polyurethane Foam expands and fills every space and crack preventing conditioned air from leaking out.

Healthier and Quieter – Improved air quality and comfort

  • By expanding to fill every crack and crevice Polyurethane Foam stops air leakage in and out, and prevents pollutants, dust, and allergen infiltration
  • Polyurethane Foam does not support mould and mildew
  • As an effective barrier, keeps moisture out and prevents it from forming condensation
  • With its sealing power foam reduces noise pollution. The air seals to absorb sound at varying frequencies. The Foam dampens sound vibrations transmitted through solid materials

Durable & Dependable – Lasting strength and value

  • Polyurethane Foam does not settle, sag, shrink or deteriorate. It says in place providing value year after year
  • Spray Foam adds structural strength. It does not have fasteners or seams which can reduce strength
  • Spray Foam walls have three times greater racking strength

Retrofitting and Renovation

Many existing buildings have no or minimal insulation. Polyurethane Foam is the insulant of choice for retrofitting a building due to its excellent thermal conductivity and many other benefits.

Limit loss of space

A common renovation challenge is the restricted amount of space available to fit the insulation. The excellent thermal conductivity of rigid polyurethane makes it one of the thinnest, least bulky solutions. Polyurethane insulation therefore minimises the loss of living and working space, which is especially important in cases where internal insulation is the only option. If the external building perimeter is limited, for example, due to neighbouring buildings, roof overhang or regulatory restraints, thin Polyurethane insulation solutions are an excellent choice to optimize space.

Improve air tightness and eliminating cold bridges

Many older buildings have areas where insulation is reduced (thermal bridging), for example, at joints and around windows, doors and gaps in the building envelope. These can all lead to air leakage. Cold bridges and air leakages can cause condensation. This is easily overcome by filling these gaps with Polyurethane Foam, which adheres extremely well to almost all building materials. Furthermore, a continuous layer of insulating foam can be sprayed onto floors, walls and roofs making the whole building envelope seamlessly airtight.

Increase living comfort

Consistent temperature control and air tightness increases living comfort considerably. Rigid Polyurethane Foam is one of the most effective insulants to achieve this: warm in winter and cool in summer, without adding to heating or cooling costs. In addition, insulation makes walls and floors warmer to the touch. Use of Polyurethane Foam eliminates draughts and the formation of condensation, which can lead to mould growth and the deterioration of building fabrics.

Achieve a better energy label

Some EU countries have introduced energy labels that rate buildings according to their level of insulation and energy consumption. This is a very important factor for buyers or tenants: the better the label, the more energy efficient the house and the lower the energy bill. Furthermore, a dwelling with a good energy label might have a higher market value when sold. Not only is Rigid Polyurethane Foam Insulation one of the most effective insulants, it is also strong, chemically resistant and has long-life performance.

We highly recommend Alan and his team

Advanced foam & Coating is someone I have used and recommended throughout the years of trading in business. I have been in the truck body building business all my life and have owned my own for 25 years.

Alan is reliable and the quality of work is never doubted, he urethane’s our truck floors and injection of tubing. We have never experienced any problems with shrinkage or any loss of foam from under the truck floors.

We highly recommend Alan and his team.
Frank Sellars, Managing Director, AUSTRUCK