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Factorylite Ceiling Insulation

High caliber, adaptable glasswool that is non-burnable (think pink aerolite) with a dormant fastener is utilized to make factorylite insulation. The item is strong, lightweight and protected to utilize. A fortified foil is confronted on the one side of the item which expands its quality. It improves indoor natural quality and offers outstanding acoustic properties by retaining noise.

Where is Factorylite used?


Typical places that you would use this insulation product is in factories and warehouses. Just about anywhere there is no ceiling to install normal aerolite or isotherm insulation. The factorylite insulation product is retrofitted to the inside of the factory or warehouse roof, with the fiberglass material facing the underside of the roof, while the reflective foil is facing down. So if you were standing in your factory and looking up after the insulation, you would see the shiny foil surface from the bottom.

Retrofit Factorylite Insulation


There are not many companies in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban or Western Cape that will be able to install factorylite to an existing roof (which we call a retrofit job). Its not an easy task to take on. Having the insulation product installed before the roof is put on is easy and quick but a retrofit job is time consuming and extremely difficult.

What colours do factorylite insulation come in?


When selecting to insulated your building, warehouse or factory with this insulation product, there are two main colours you can choose from. You can either go with the shiny silver reflective foil face or the white colour. Both are equally effective, its really just a matter of preference here. The most common colour is silver, this is what most people go with. On the left hand side is a photo of the white factorylite installed in a garage without a ceiling.

Fire Properties of fiberglass factorylite insulation

Factorylite insulation is foil faced tested to SANS 10177 Part 5 [deemed non-combustible]
White metalized foil = A1, S1, D0 - tested to DIN EN 13823
A = general classification, S = smoke generation, D = droplets
Class 1 fire index rating - tested to SABS 0177 Part 3 [only foil faced]
Complies with ASTM E84 flame spread & fire index requirements

Why should you be using factorylite?

  • Factorylite is non-burnable and does not smolder! 
  • Fabulous acoustic and thermal properties from factorylite 
  • Does not require any support 
  • Factorylite keeps ticking up to 50 years 
  • Lessening energy utilization and returning cash in your pocket 
  • It gives you deep rooted energy investment funds 
  • Factorylite is lightweight 
  • It is safe to apply and utilization 
  • SABS approved ceiling insulation 
  • Lessens warm entrance by up to 87% 
  • Has an ensured for 30 years 
  • Keeps the temperature in your home steady lasting through the year 
  • It is Eco – Friendly Ceiling Insulation 
  • Does not pull in vermin


Isotherm Ceiling Insulation

Isotherm is a thermal and acoustic ceiling and wall insulation that is produced out of thermally reinforced, individuals amicable polyester. It is processed from reused PET bottles. Isotherm ceiling insulation has a soft surface which makes it simple to slice to size and work with. It is agreeable to the touch and won't retain water or whatever possible dampness, despite the fact that the item will dry assuming that it is presented to little measures of water. Isotherm ceiling insulation is perfect for utilization in both ceilings and walls.

Isotherm Fire Rating 

Isotherm ceiling insulation is protected to use for private and business use and has been fire tried to characterization B/B1/2. Isotherm ceiling insulation will self-smother when the heat source has been evacuated and won't help the spread of flame. It is still recognized exceptional practice not to lay open isotherm to blazes or whatever viable ignition sources.

No Loose strands – User Friendly 

Isotherm ceiling insulation withstands typical handling care while being transported and commissioned on the grounds that it is an extremely strong item and doesn't tear or break effortlessly. One of the great focuses about isotherm is that it doesn't shed any detached filaments which makes it more secure to commission. It has no vapor or emanations of hazardous natural mixes, or anything synthetically unsafe.

Diminish Power Consumption 

Isotherm ceiling insulation is impervious to build-up and any organisms and micro-organisms connected with dampness. It is likewise non-allergenic. It doesn't corrupt or harm over long periods of time and is totally recyclable.

Read more on aerolite 

Isotherm ceiling insulation offers a payback in under 3 years, and pays itself off by recovering power utilization, which lessens your power bill. It utilizes common temperature control so you can do your part to recover on characteristic assets. Utilizing isotherm decreases warming and cooling expenses in your home or office in light of the fact that it is made to support an agreeable temperature throughout the entire year.

Motivations to pick: 

  • Non-Toxic - No substance added substances, smells or discharges of unstable natural mixes. 
  • Upkeep free. 
  • Non-Allergenic Polyester
  • Fire tried to arrangement B/b1/2. 
  • Isotherm is eco-accommodating. 
  • Ceiling insulation recovers vigor. 
  • Isotherm agrees to SANS 10400-XA 
  • Can recover up to 21% on your month to month power bill. 
  • Diminishes cooling and warming expenses by between 40% and 70%. 
  • Delicate composition and safeguard to establish 
  • Cool in Summer 
  • Warm in Winter


Aerolite Ceiling Insulation 

Aerolite otherwise called Think Pink, safeguards cash by decreasing unwanted temperature picks up or misfortunes and will decrease the energy utilization required to get the temperature again to where it is agreeable. Establishing thermal insulation in houses or business settings is essential keeping in mind the end goal to look after solace for occupants.

  • 25 to 30% winter warmth picked up 
  • 25 to 30% middle of the year coolness picked up 

Occasional Change 

Instate think pink aerolite ceiling insulation to recompense for season switch without running up your power bill utilizing radiators and air-cons throughout the day. An alternate thickness of ceiling insulation needs to be fixed in distinctive ranges, contingent upon the local atmosphere, additionally considers like expense, plan and inclination need to be contemplated. Aerolite insulation is asbestos free, has truly no health risk and is environment inviting. Utilization aerolite ceiling insulation to safeguard energy and save cash. Read more on isotherm

Retrofit Insulation 

Retrofit think pink ceiling insulation is the simplest and most financially savvy method for safeguarding cash and power utilization in your home. More than 80% of all homes don't have insulation that meets the requirements. Think pink aerolite ceiling insulation enhances particular solace in your home which is a major profit.

Decrease Energy Consumption 

Think Pink aerolite is a thermal and acoustic ceiling insulation that decreases the measure of energy needed to have a comfortable living environment and it offers a payback in less than 2 years with proceeded reserve funds from there on, by decreasing your power bills. Think Pink aerolite additionally has remarkable sound absorption properties and fabulous for sound sealing rooms or work places. Think Pink arrives in a mixture of distinctive thickness' for every climatic zone that conforms to the necessities in the new SANS 10400-XA building laws.

Produced out of Recycled Glass 

Utilized for more than 70 years, think pink aerolite (fibreglass insulation) has demonstrated itself a famous, eco-accommodating and protected to utilize ceiling and wall insulation that is presumably the most generally tried and recorded building insulation on the planet. Think pink aerolite has an established life of around 50 years. Glasswool insulation is produced from sand and up to 80% reused glass. On normal, the item holds half reused glass.

Thermal and acoustic ceiling insulations that are produced out of blowing operators harm the world's ozone layer. The great thing about glasswool items,  is that they don't hold any blowing agents, in this way, not doing any harm to the ozone layer. Think pink Aerolite's insulating properties come from the items capacity to trap air inside the glass filaments . Think Pink has a zero Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP).

Explanations for use of Aerolite: 

  • Non-ignitable. Think pink aerolite does not blaze! 
  • Top notch acoustic and thermal lands 
  • Does not require any support 
  • Endures up to 50 years 
  • Diminishing energy utilization and returning cash in your pocket 
  • It gives you deep rooted energy funds 
  • Think Pink aerolite is lightweight 
  • It is sheltered to apply and utilization 
  • SABS affirmed ceiling insulation 
  • Diminishes warm infiltration by up to 87% 
  • Ensured for 30 years 
  • Keeps the temperature in your home steady throughout the entire year 
  • Eco-friendly

Ceiling Insulation

Ceiling insulation like aerolite and isotherm become the heat flow barrier between your roof tiles and ceiling and prevents heat from passing through, keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Homes that have been well designed and insulated with insulation that meets the requirements, will give you year-round comfort and will cut the cost of heating and cooling your home by nearly half which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Climatic conditions will also influence the appropriate level and thickness of ceiling insulation needed to be installed. You will need to establish if you are trying to keep the heat in, out or both. Ceiling insulations are effective against daily temperature change as well as seasonal.

Design Techniques and Insulation

Another important factor when it comes to properly insulating your home or office is design technique. If ceiling insulation is installed in a place that does not have any shading or curtains thick enough to block out morning and afternoon sun, you could get a reverse effect, heat that comes in through the windows or doors can get trapped under the insulation and create an oven effect.

Moisture problems like condensation can be eliminated by installing reflective ceiling insulation and can help assist with weatherproofing your home or office. Aerolite and Isotherm ceiling insulation also have excellent sound absorption properties and is good for soundproofing a room or office. It is best to get ceiling insulation installed during construction, the new building regulations state all new homes must be insulated and achieve a certain R-value in order to be compliant.

There are many different insulation products in South Africa to choose from.
  • Ceilings, floors and roofs have a small thermal resistance on their own but not enough to be compliant with the sans 10400-xa building laws
  • Different climatic zones require different R-values needed to be achieved in order to be compliant with san 10400-xa building laws

Choosing Ceiling Insulation

When choosing the right ceiling insulation, there are two main categories to choose from – reflective or bulk insulation. In order to get even a greater insulating effect, reflective and bulk insulations are often combined. Examples of combined insulation would be factorylite which is aerolite combined with a reflective insulation or isofoil which is isotherm combined with a reflective insulation. The R-value of the product determines the products ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better insulating affect you will get out of the product.

Bulk Insulation

Bulk insulation is excellent for resisting convected and conducted heat. Heat is trapped in pockets within the insulations structure. Thermal resistance works the same way, and it makes no difference which way the heat flows through it. Bulk insulation and reflective insulation are the two types of insulations currently on the market. The Leading bulk insulations are think pink aerolite which is a glass wool product and isotherm ceiling insulation which is a polyester material. Bulk insulation comes with an R-value which differs according to which thickness of insulation you require.
  • 45% on cooling and heating energy can be saved with roof and ceiling insulation
  • 20% additional cooling and heating energy with wall bulk insulation
  • 5% on winter costs with the right floor insulation used on your home

Reflective Insulation

Radiant heat flow is resisted by insulations with reflective properties, this is achieved because the insulation is highly reflective and its ability to re-radiate heat. There is a 25mm layer of air that the reflective insulation relies on next to the shiny surface. Heat flows differently through reflective insulation depending on which direction the heat source is coming from.

Shiny aluminum foil that is laminated to paper or plastic is how reflective foil insulation is made. The performance of reflective insulation can be decreased by dust that settles on it over time. Dust reduces its ability to reflect. The shiny foil surface should always face downwards. The anti-glare surface of single-sided foil should always face upwards or outwards.

Up and down R-values are supplied with reflective insulation. The products R-value will differ depending on how and where the insulation is installed. Always make sure the values given by the manufacturer related to what you are looking for.

Gaps in Roof Insulation

When installing any kind of roof insulation, you need to avoid leaving any gaps. Even the smallest gap in the roof insulation can decrease the insulating value. Roof insulation needs to fit snugly between the beams and no gaps must be left around ducts and pipes. Joins and holes in reflective insulation need to be properly sealed and even taped up if necessary. A large amount of heat can be leaked through the ceilings, floors and walls, so make sure these areas are properly insulated. When installing roof insulation, there are minimum clearances that need to be left around objects like transformers and downlights because overheating can cause a problem in your roof.

Wall insulation needs to fit snugly around door and window frames and in really cold locations you should have thermal breaks around metal frames to reduce heat loss. Internal walls in a house or more often used in offices need should be insulated properly, this will also soundproof the room and give less echo.

Do Not Compress Roof Insulation

Never compress bulk roof insulation! This reduces the roof insulations ability to insulate properly. Tiny air spaces within the roof insulation traps the hot air. Sufficient space is needed for the roof insulation to maintain its thickness. Vapour barriers such as sisalation or spunsulation should be used to keep moisture away from bulk roof insulation, or you could get a decrease in the products insulating performance. Use reflective roof insulation vapour barriers where condensation may occur.

Loose fill roof insulation should not be used in a roof with a 25 degree slope or more. Due to it being loose and not in a roll for like aerolite or isotherm, you can’t maintain its thickness on angles. Roll form roof insulation is the best route to take when insulating your home or office, because the material installed can keep its thickness constant and not reduce R-values in curtain areas, regardless of slopes and strong winds that can blow loose insulation around your roof. Remember that loose fill roof insulation will settle by up to 25 percent over a period of time reducing its original thickness.