An insulation specialist focuses on the installation and maintenance of insulating materials and systems for energy conservation and control of environments such as temperature control, sound barriers and fire protection within residential, commercial and industrial settings.
Insulating includes the manufacturing, testing, fabricating, assembling, molding,
handling, erecting, spraying, pouring, preparing, applying, adjusting, mixing, hanging altering, repairing, dismantling, reconditioning, and maintaining of insulating materials and systems used in this trade.
An insulation tradesperson is responsible for a wide range of tasks including operating tools and equipment for the specific trade, distributing or handling insulating material, applying insulated pipe covering for extreme heat or cold temperatures, insulating various hot and cold surfaces, applying insulating material such as foam or granules, solar film, batts or blankets and creating an environment required by the residential, commercial or industrial job site to specifications previously set out.
The entry requirement for a building insulation installer is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.


Insulation tasks may include:

  • Examining plans and building structures to determine the type and placement of insulation
  • Cuts insulation materials to exact measurements for the job
  • Hammers or staples vapour barrier sheeting to studs
  • Fits insulating around obstacles such as pipes and ducts
  • Fixes batts or blanket insulation to joists and railings
  • Knowledge of the vast types of insulating materials available
Before engaging in business with any insulation services professional, be sure to check that the tradesperson is registered or licensed to conduct the work required.

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