Recycled denim

Recycled denim as environmentally friendly insulation material for eco kit homes

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Denim is another good option to use as insulation of your eco friendly home in Australia.
The R-value of recycled denim insulation varies between R-13, R-19, R-21 and R-30. Using recycled denim insulation batts therefore will give you similar insulation value as fibreglass batts and cellulose.

Pros:

  • Denim insulation is made of clippings and scraps from the jeans factories, so it’s using a waste product which would otherwise end up in landfill
  • At the end of its life it is still recyclable
  • The energy needed to produce denim insulation is much less than fibreglass insulation
  • Acoustic ratings are much higher than traditional insulation, making your eco friendly kit home a quiet place to live in
  • No indoor pollution as V.O.C. (Volatile organic compounds) are present

Cons:

  • It’s expensive

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