FAQs

SupaSoft FAQs

We have put together a selection of our most frequently asked questions and answers.  Either search for an FAQ or browse the questions below.  If you can’t find what you are looking for or require any further information feel free to call us on 01768 485050 or submit a request on our enquiry form.

Installation

Yes, SupaSoft recycled plastic bottle insulation is safe to handle and there is no need to wear gloves or protective clothing when installing. It is non-itch, is VOC free, contains no added chemicals, and comes in a convenient roll form that can be easily and safely installed by the homeowner or a professional. For further information please read “Insulating your loft with SupaSoft”

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The recommended thickness for loft insulation for an existing building is 250mm of SupaSoft.  For added performance in an existing building or for a new build use 300mm.

For further information download our Insulating your loft with SupaSoft Insulation factsheet

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You can lay SupaSoft on top of existing insulation although the amount of additional insulation will depend on how much existing insulation is in place and what condition it is in. For instance, if the insulation is in very poor condition we would recommend adding 250mm of SupaSoft on top. However if the existing insulation is in very good condition, add sufficient SupaSoft to achieve a total insulation thickness of 270mm. Check under and around existing insulation for any signs of damp or water damage.

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We don’t recommend using SupaSoft in a brick and block cavity.

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You can insulate around IC rated recessed lights. For non-IC rated recessed you must ensure a minimum of 75mm gap between the light and insulation. Alternatively you can protect the light using an appropriate fire rated hood. Ensure all electrical cables are appropriately sited for their rating.

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For a clean cut use a scalloped edge blade such as an insulation saw or scalloped edge kitchen knife, or simply tear!

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Certainly as with all insulation, electrical cables should be sufficiently rated if they are passing within insulation.

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SupaSoft can be used in some wall applications. Please contact us for further advice.

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We fire test our products rather than specific systems. Because a 1 hour fire rated floor is a system of products, you should consult the floor system supplier.

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Always insulate between joists and over joists wherever possible. The layer over the joists should run cross-ways.  This will make sure no air gaps run through the insulation from the ceiling level.

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SupaSoft can be used in some pitched roof applications. Contact our technical team for further information.
Phone: 01768 486285 or email enquiries@supasoftinsulation.com

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Firstly simply do not push the insulation tight against the roofing felt at the eaves level.  Secondly you could insert eaves ventilation trays to maintain a ventilation opening.

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We would recommend installing loft legs over the joists and boarding on top of the loft leg. This ensures that you have an effective depth of insulation. Boarding directly onto joists will significantly reduce the thickness of insulation and therefore the overall performance.
You can find out more about loft-legs here

Categories: General, Installation

Yes, SupaSoft can be used to insulate a campervan. It can be placed between the campervan panels or simply laid on top of existing van insulation to improve overall insulation performance. SupaSoft insulation is an open non-woven material that allows water vapour to pass through the insulation and does not support mould growth.

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Yes, SupaSoft recycled plastic bottle insulation is safe to handle and there is no need to wear gloves or protective clothing when installing. It is non-itch, is VOC free, contains no added chemicals, and comes in a convenient roll form that can be easily and safely installed by the homeowner or a professional. For further information please read “Insulating your loft with SupaSoft”

Category: Installation

The recommended thickness for loft insulation for an existing building is 250mm of SupaSoft.  For added performance in an existing building or for a new build use 300mm.

For further information download our Insulating your loft with SupaSoft Insulation factsheet

Category: Installation

You can lay SupaSoft on top of existing insulation although the amount of additional insulation will depend on how much existing insulation is in place and what condition it is in. For instance, if the insulation is in very poor condition we would recommend adding 250mm of SupaSoft on top. However if the existing insulation is in very good condition, add sufficient SupaSoft to achieve a total insulation thickness of 270mm. Check under and around existing insulation for any signs of damp or water damage.

Category: Installation

We don’t recommend using SupaSoft in a brick and block cavity.

Category: Installation

You can insulate around IC rated recessed lights. For non-IC rated recessed you must ensure a minimum of 75mm gap between the light and insulation. Alternatively you can protect the light using an appropriate fire rated hood. Ensure all electrical cables are appropriately sited for their rating.

Category: Installation

For a clean cut use a scalloped edge blade such as an insulation saw or scalloped edge kitchen knife, or simply tear!

Category: Installation

Certainly as with all insulation, electrical cables should be sufficiently rated if they are passing within insulation.

Category: Installation

SupaSoft can be used in some wall applications. Please contact us for further advice.

Category: Installation

We fire test our products rather than specific systems. Because a 1 hour fire rated floor is a system of products, you should consult the floor system supplier.

Category: Installation

Always insulate between joists and over joists wherever possible. The layer over the joists should run cross-ways.  This will make sure no air gaps run through the insulation from the ceiling level.

Category: Installation

SupaSoft can be used in some pitched roof applications. Contact our technical team for further information.
Phone: 01768 486285 or email enquiries@supasoftinsulation.com

Category: Installation

Firstly simply do not push the insulation tight against the roofing felt at the eaves level.  Secondly you could insert eaves ventilation trays to maintain a ventilation opening.

Category: Installation

We would recommend installing loft legs over the joists and boarding on top of the loft leg. This ensures that you have an effective depth of insulation. Boarding directly onto joists will significantly reduce the thickness of insulation and therefore the overall performance.
You can find out more about loft-legs here

Categories: General, Installation

Yes, SupaSoft can be used to insulate a campervan. It can be placed between the campervan panels or simply laid on top of existing van insulation to improve overall insulation performance. SupaSoft insulation is an open non-woven material that allows water vapour to pass through the insulation and does not support mould growth.

Category: Installation

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Installation

Yes, SupaSoft recycled plastic bottle insulation is safe to handle and there is no need to wear gloves or protective clothing when installing. It is non-itch, is VOC free, contains no added chemicals, and comes in a convenient roll form that can be easily and safely installed by the homeowner or a professional. For further information please read “Insulating your loft with SupaSoft”

Category: Installation

The recommended thickness for loft insulation for an existing building is 250mm of SupaSoft.  For added performance in an existing building or for a new build use 300mm.

For further information download our Insulating your loft with SupaSoft Insulation factsheet

Category: Installation

You can lay SupaSoft on top of existing insulation although the amount of additional insulation will depend on how much existing insulation is in place and what condition it is in. For instance, if the insulation is in very poor condition we would recommend adding 250mm of SupaSoft on top. However if the existing insulation is in very good condition, add sufficient SupaSoft to achieve a total insulation thickness of 270mm. Check under and around existing insulation for any signs of damp or water damage.

Category: Installation

We don’t recommend using SupaSoft in a brick and block cavity.

Category: Installation

You can insulate around IC rated recessed lights. For non-IC rated recessed you must ensure a minimum of 75mm gap between the light and insulation. Alternatively you can protect the light using an appropriate fire rated hood. Ensure all electrical cables are appropriately sited for their rating.

Category: Installation

For a clean cut use a scalloped edge blade such as an insulation saw or scalloped edge kitchen knife, or simply tear!

Category: Installation

Certainly as with all insulation, electrical cables should be sufficiently rated if they are passing within insulation.

Category: Installation

SupaSoft can be used in some wall applications. Please contact us for further advice.

Category: Installation

We fire test our products rather than specific systems. Because a 1 hour fire rated floor is a system of products, you should consult the floor system supplier.

Category: Installation

Always insulate between joists and over joists wherever possible. The layer over the joists should run cross-ways.  This will make sure no air gaps run through the insulation from the ceiling level.

Category: Installation

SupaSoft can be used in some pitched roof applications. Contact our technical team for further information.
Phone: 01768 486285 or email enquiries@supasoftinsulation.com

Category: Installation

Firstly simply do not push the insulation tight against the roofing felt at the eaves level.  Secondly you could insert eaves ventilation trays to maintain a ventilation opening.

Category: Installation

We would recommend installing loft legs over the joists and boarding on top of the loft leg. This ensures that you have an effective depth of insulation. Boarding directly onto joists will significantly reduce the thickness of insulation and therefore the overall performance.
You can find out more about loft-legs here

Categories: General, Installation

Yes, SupaSoft can be used to insulate a campervan. It can be placed between the campervan panels or simply laid on top of existing van insulation to improve overall insulation performance. SupaSoft insulation is an open non-woven material that allows water vapour to pass through the insulation and does not support mould growth.

Category: Installation

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