Thermguard has manufactured cellulose fibre insulation since 1984, meaning they have 37 years of valuable industry experience. “We introduced the product to South Africa in 1984 when consumers were not as environmentally conscious as they are today.” Explains MD Eric Quarmby, adding that the company gained market share through retrofitting houses and the public’s realisation that Thermguard performs exceptionally well. The ensuing “green” revolution saw more and more architects specify the product in major projects.
Thermguard is manufactured from recycled newsprint. Harmless household chemicals are added to ensure the product is fire-retardant as well as insect and rodent repellant. The company uses a specialized low-density mill from the USA which allows them to mill the recycled newsprint to lower density than its competitors. This ensures that more air is trapped between the fibres, thereby providing a lighter, fluffier product capable of superior insulation values.
Until recently Thermguard insulation could only be installed by an approved Distributer using a specialized blowing machine. Thermguard now offers a locally made DIY installation machine that can be rented for smaller projects or purchased for use on large projects. This DIY option is available from the factory in Kempton Park and is currently limited to the Gauteng area.
Installation of Thermguard is simple and fast – an average-size installation takes only 2-3 hours. The installation machine and bags of insulation remain outside the house while a hose is taken into the roof space. The insulation is then blown through the hose and onto the ceiling.
An important point to note is that because Thermguard is loose-fill insulation, it fills every nook and cranny, leaving no gaps where heat gains or losses can occur thus providing 100% coverage.
At a glance technical specification, There are numerous benefits to specifying Thermguard insulation: · Member of GBCSA & TIPSASA · Manufactured under ISO 9001:2015 accreditation · Carries the SABS mark of approval · Fire tested under SANS 428 (rated B/B1/2) · DIY installation option is now available in Gauteng
Insist on using Thermguard insulation in your home and future projects!