Please find below the NOVAhome Multipurpose Insulation Safety and Installation Guidelines.
To begin, we recommend you view our installation instructions document and watch the 'How to Install NOVAhome' video.
General Installation Instructions
NOVAhome is designed to be friction fitted between trusses, studs and joists, by squeezing it width ways into the cavity. There must not be any gaps between pads - make sure all joins are firmly butted together, ensuring a snug, friction fit.
NB: Ensure there are no tucks, creases or bulges.
Ceiling Installation Instructions
To begin, ensure you clear out the ceiling space of all loose debris.
Allow up to 35mm pad width, over the gap between the trusses to ensure a snug fit.
Begin the installation of NOVAhome in the furthermost corner of the ceiling cavity - ensuring you finish at the manhole. Place the pad in the ceiling bay, between the ceiling trusses, ensuring there are no gaps between the pad and ceiling battens.
Firmly butt all subsequent product together to ensure a snug fit, with no gaps. For all odd sized spaces, use any off-cuts and continue to firmly butt joins together. Concentrate on installing the standard widths to begin with.
NB: Ensure a minimum gap of 25mm from any building surface that is damp or may become damp during the intended use of the building.
Wall Installation Instructions
Allow up to 35mm pad width over the stud/dwang width, to ensure a snug fit. Place the pad in between the stud/dwag, ensuring there are no gaps. Firmly butt all subsequent product together to ensure a snug fit, with no gaps.
Begin by installing the standard sized cavities first and then move to the odd-sized spaces. Any off-cuts will be useful for these areas - commonly found in walls around doors, windows and corners.
Underfloor Installation Instructions
Allow up to 35mm pad width over the floor joist spacing, to ensure a snug fit.
Present the long edge of the pad to the inside of the joist and then pressure fit the body of the pad hard up to the floorboards.
NB: NOVAhome cannot hang more than 15mm below the floor joist.
Firmly butt all subsequent product together to ensure a snug fit, with no gaps.
Where floor joists are spaced 500mm or greater, NOVAhome may require additional support to prevent sagging.