Warmth and Wellness

Case Studies

Jill’s two-story unit in the heart of Christchurch has been her sanctuary for over 40 years. Built in the 1970s, her home is typical of many of that era with its distinctive Summerhill Stone and plasterboard façade – but with little to no insulation in the walls. That meant Jill faced a perennial challenge that many homeowners know all too well – the biting chill of winter. But that was set to change when Jill heard about Insulmax®.

An unexpected breakthrough

Despite their best efforts to ward off the cold, including investments in double glazing and new carpeting, Jill and her partner Marion were frustrated with the persistent draft and lingering chill in their home.

“As we’re getting older, we’re really feeling the cold in winters. The double glazing and new carpet have helped, but not as much as we expected,” says Jill.

It was after chatting with a friend who had recently had Insulmax® installed that Jill decided to look into it for herself. 

“To be honest, I was thinking it would be a last resort, but really it should have been the first step!” she says.

Opting for an cautious approach, Jill initially chose to insulate just her bedroom. The results were nothing short of transformative. The once chilly room became a welcoming haven of warmth and comfort.

More profound than the physical warmth was the impact on Jill’s health. As an asthmatic, she was using a puffer on a regular basis throughout winter. “After we had the Insulmax® installed, I stopped having to use it which is really fantastic,” she says. 

With the noticeable increase in warmth in her bedroom, not to mention a significant improvement in her health, it was an easy decision to get the rest of the house insulated. 

Making it possible

Jill says her experience with Insulmax® was marked by an exceptional level of service that went far beyond her expectations.

“I felt they really went out of their way for me, right from the beginning,” she says. “Soon after I rang them, they came around with a special camera which shows you very clearly where there are gaps in your wall insulation.”

The detailed images not only highlighted the existing gaps but also allowed Jill to visualise the dramatic difference that proper insulation could make.

But, having already invested in costly double glazing and carpet, the budget was tight for Jill and Marion. Understanding their financial considerations, Insulmax® put together a tailored payment plan that aligned with her budget.

“I was worried that we were going to have another cold winter,” says Jill. “But they made it possible for us, and I really highly commend them for doing that.”

A warm, welcoming home… at last

“Every day we come home and it's just wonderful. Now, we can actually keep all the doors open, and it's an even temperature right throughout the house,” says Jill. “Whereas before the installation, our little room downstairs where we watch TV had to continuously have the door shut to keep the warmth in. And we would probably have had the heat pump on by now, but we haven't had to use it yet.”

As an added bonus, Jill and Marion noticed their home was quieter too. “We get quite a bit of road traffic nearby which can get quite loud. But once we'd had the insulation fully done, we certainly noticed the difference in how much quieter it is.”

"The difference it's made to our home and our lives is really significant," says Jill. "From the first consultation to the final installation, the friendly manner and great service from the folk at Insulmax® has been outstanding. They've not only improved the warmth of our home but also significantly impacted our health and quality of life.”


Note: Our case studies are conducted through interviews with our customers to provide context and background to their experiences. We greatly appreciate their willingness to share their stories, and we respect their right to privacy, which is why we use pseudonyms to protect their identities. On our website, you can find numerous testimonials in our clients' own words, accompanied by images of their homes, all available in the "Testimonials" section. For the case study itself, we have utilised stock images instead of our clients' actual homes.