Is your home a fire risk from poorly installed insulation?

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5 March 2010
Is your home a fire risk from poorly installed insulation?

With the government axing its disastrous home insulation scheme amid a spate of fires and deaths, many home owners are now realising their homes are potential death-traps.

Already just under 100 house fires are being blamed on the scheme and experts warn that as the nights get longer people will use their lights more and this number will soon balloon.

The majority of the fire danger comes from Downlights coming into contact with insulation or ceiling debris, channelled there from insulation. Many installers simply just cut around the downlights or worse, just laid insulation straight over them.

Austech suggests all homeowners who took advantage of the rebate scheme should look into their roofs and check to see if the right downlight guards have been installed. Many homeowners were unaware they needed downlight covers and some even paid for downlight covers but they were never put in. With the scheme now over most of the cowboy installers have vanished leaving homeowners with nowhere to go.

Isolite Downlight Covers separate the downlight from all insulation and ceiling debris which are the main causes of ceiling fires. Isolites also improve your insulations effectiveness since insulation can be placed against them, reducing thermal bridging.

If you have been a victim of unscrupulous installers and fear your home may be in danger, you can purchase Isolite Downlight Covers from Austech. The downlight covers are designed to be easily installed by the homeowner so you don’t have to pay another potential con man.

You can purchase Isolite Downlights from Austech’s online shop for Australia wide delivery www.austechshoponline.com.au or contact your nearest Austech branch.

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