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# 177457 3-Aug-2015 11:46
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I've just got two quotes for mammoth insulation product from different Mitre10 stores in Auckland.

One price came in at 131 per bale, and the other came in at $45 per bale for the same product (unless someone made a mistake somewhere).

Product is underfloor R1.9 sections 425x1140 (7.75m2). What price is likely to be correct?

Also, if you've installed Mammoth insulation any feedback on the product would be welcome.

Thanks :)

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  # 1357698 3-Aug-2015 12:12
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im guessing mistake

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  # 1357819 3-Aug-2015 14:34
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Different Mitre10s have different owners don't they?

$5.80 per m2 for the 7.75m2 bale is a very good price but probably a mistake. Most retailers put huge margins on polyester, you can buy it cheaper online. $16.90 per m2 for R1.9 sounds like a bad price but you may pay extra for a higher density product. You can get Mammoth R1.8 online for $9.75m2 or Cocoon R2.6 for $14 per m2.

http://www.mammoth.co.nz/images/uploads/fact_sheets/UnderfloorDatasheet_May2015.pdf

 
 
 
 


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  # 1357822 3-Aug-2015 14:41
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bfginger: Different Mitre10s have different owners don't they?


They do yes. IIRC most of their core products have set pricing as per head office, but not all products. 

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  # 1358144 3-Aug-2015 19:48
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I can't recall the pricing off the top of my head but I have no reservations recommending the stuff. It used to be that you could only buy it direct from the manufacturer or an installer. I didn't even realise you could order it from retail stores. 

We had a rep come in and give us a talk about it and the product really performs. The fact that they warranty the product to work the same as the day it was installed for 50 years is really something. Typical glass fibre batts will sag over time. I think the stat was something like if there was a 5% opening, then the insulation lost 25% of its efficiency...

You can also look at their friction fit polyester batts. These tend to perform a little better in the real world than on paper. I think their R2.2 performed at 2.7.





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  # 1358502 4-Aug-2015 11:25
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Unfortunately it was too good to be true, the cheaper price was a mistake.

bfginger: Different Mitre10s have different owners don't they?

$5.80 per m2 for the 7.75m2 bale is a very good price but probably a mistake. Most retailers put huge margins on polyester, you can buy it cheaper online. $16.90 per m2 for R1.9 sounds like a bad price but you may pay extra for a higher density product. You can get Mammoth R1.8 online for $9.75m2 or Cocoon R2.6 for $14 per m2.

http://www.mammoth.co.nz/images/uploads/fact_sheets/UnderfloorDatasheet_May2015.pdf


Where are you seeing those prices online?

Disrespective: I can't recall the pricing off the top of my head but I have no reservations recommending the stuff. It used to be that you could only buy it direct from the manufacturer or an installer. I didn't even realise you could order it from retail stores. 

We had a rep come in and give us a talk about it and the product really performs. The fact that they warranty the product to work the same as the day it was installed for 50 years is really something. Typical glass fibre batts will sag over time. I think the stat was something like if there was a 5% opening, then the insulation lost 25% of its efficiency...

You can also look at their friction fit polyester batts. These tend to perform a little better in the real world than on paper. I think their R2.2 performed at 2.7.




Thanks for the feedback on the product.

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  # 1359940 6-Aug-2015 12:32
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Those prices were from sellers on Trademe.
There are also websites you can order from like

 


http://eliteinsulation.co.nz/

 


and http://insulationwarehouse.co.nz/ .

 

 



 

It might be possible to order from a factory

 

http://www.insulpro.co.nz/ who is behind Mammoth.

 

http://www.greenstuf.co.nz/ Greenstuf is from Autex.

 

http://textile.co.nz/product-range/insulation/

 

http://www.technobond.co.nz/ Ellis Fibre is in Dunedin so not much good for you. They sell on Trademe.

 



Terra Lana has started offering R2.6 wool-polyester underfloor
http://www.terralana.co.nz/under-floor-insulation.html Their website says products can be purchased directly from them. But they're in Christchurch.

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