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Get summer ready with polystyrene home insulation

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Another typically scorching Aussie summer is just around the corner and certain regions of the country are already experiencing record temperatures. Cairns, in far north Queensland, sweltered through its hottest day on record on November 27, with the mercury topping out at a scorching 43.6C.

As well as summer kicking off, the festive season is nearly upon us and many Aussie homes will soon play host to busy family get-togethers. As such, there’s no better time than now to assess the insulation situation in your home.

While contributing to keeping the family cool and comfortable, insulating your home also lowers the cost of your energy bills through reducing your reliance on both air-conditioning in summer and heaters in winter. And as well as insulating against heat waves and cold snaps, polystyrene is also an effective insulator against external noise – important if you live on a busy street and crave more peace and quiet.

Why polystyrene insulation?

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to insulate your home is by using polystyrene insulation products. Many new homes built today feature polystyrene insulation, but existing homes without sufficient insulation can easily be retrofitted with polystyrene insulation products. Indeed, home insulation is most effectively achieved using polystyrene products.

As an Australian leader in the commercial production of polystyrene products, Foamex provides a range of polystyrene insulation products to both residential and commercial building projects.

Our polystyrene products – both expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) – are versatile materials that can be used for a variety of insulation applications, including roof insulation, underfloor insulation, ceiling insulation and wall insulation.

Choose polystyrene insulation, choose Foamex

Choosing Foamex polystyrene products for insulating your family home will serve you best long-term because our polystyrene home insulation products are:

  • Moisture resistant;
  • Long-lasting;
  • Environmentally friendly;
  • Manufactured to Australian standards;
  • Exceptional in insulating against extreme temperatures;
  • Not attractive to insects and rodents; and
  • Rated as having long-term R-value (thermal resistance)


Your polystyrene insulation experts

Interested in learning more about how Foamex can help you insulate your home in time for summer? Contact your local Foamex sales office to discuss your insulation requirements. We have been supplying polystyrene solutions to the Australian market for more than 35 years and have worked with builders, engineers, architects, designers, and specifiers to serve their insulation needs.

We can supply you with all the required EPS products – cut to the dimensions needed – to successfully insulate your home in time for summer. Just think of the alternative…it’s enough to make you sweat!

A nationally recognised Australian leader in the production of a wide range of polystyrene products and a long-serving member of the EPSA, Foamex sustainably produces expanded polystyrene (EPS) products for a wide range of applications, including EPS sheets and blocks, extruded polystyrene sheets, and roof, ceiling, wall, slab and underfloor insulation. We are a proudly Australian owned and operated company with branches across Australia.


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