Fire Performance

If you’ve ever seen how quickly flames can spread, you know it’s pretty unbelievable.

We’re not exaggerating to say that every second really does count in getting out of your house if there’s ever a fire.

And that’s where Eco-Insulation Cellulose Fibre insulation comes in; it can make the critical difference when it counts the most. That’s for two reasons:

  • its density helps delay flames from spreading, and
  • it’s treated with a fire-retardant chemical.

We’re not big on chemicals, and we love the fact that our cellulose insulation is free of things like formaldehyde and asbestos. But when it comes to fire protection, we think it’s well worth it to add a non-toxic chemical that can help protect you and your family.

Here’s how effective our insulation is: Studies have shown that cellulose may actually protect a building from damage by fire better than certain glass fibre and polyester insulation alternatives - it is denser and limits the oxygen necessary to burn structural members. It also acts as a massive heat sink.

In the Big Burn demonstration comparing the fire resistance of a non-insulated structure, a fiberglass-insulated structure and a cellulose-insulated structure, the dense fiber structure and fire retardants in cellulose insulation slowed the spread of fire through the building, proving to be 57 percent more fire resistant than the structure insulated with fiberglass, giving occupants more time to escape and firefighters more time to save the structure.

Don’t believe the hype? See it for yourself. Watch The Big Burn.

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Still not convinced?

Treated with an environmentally-friendly, naturally-occurring fire-retardant, Eco-Insulation is fire-tested under SANS 428 (SA Bureau of Standards) and officially rated as B/B1/2, meaning no spread of flame. See the TIPSASA fire register.