recycled insulation south africa

Recycled Insulation in South Africa

Looking to get your home insulated by professionals? Wondering which recycled insulation product to get installed? Let’s take a look at the various products that we currently have available on the South African market.

We are excluding Isotherm from this list as they do not have an SABS approval rating anymore. The density and r-value of the product are no longer being quality control checked.


Fabufill – Platinum Fibre – Recycled Insulation


Fabufill insulation is currently the most eco-friendly product we have on the South African market that is SABS approved. The product is made from recycled plastic PET bottles. These plastic bottles would normally go to dump sites and landfills.

Fabufill has taken these bottles and made a top recycled insulation product in South Africa. Another benefit to fabufill is that it is people-friendly as well. No Itchy fibres or chemicals.

We have seen a huge growth in platinum fibre sales in the last few years. More homeowners are opting for this eco-friendly insulating product.

Read more on the 145mm Fabufill




Think pink aerolite is another recycled insulation product. It is made from recycled glass and silica sand. Aerolite is produced from a combination of naturally occurring minerals such as silica sand, which is a sustainable resource, and up to 80% recycled glass making their fibreglass product environmentally friendly and non-combustible.




Cellulose fibre is another recycled insulation product in South Africa. It is made from newspapers. The newspaper is treated with chemicals to give it a fire retardant status in order to make it an acceptable insulating product.




Out of the 3 products mentioned above, Fabufill is the product we would recommend for home use. It’s a clean chemical and fibreglass free product. If your family suffers from allergies then this is definitely the product you should be using. All three of the products hold the same r-value. So from an insulation perspective, any of the three would be a good option.




In the last two years, there have been numerous polyester products hitting the market. Furthermore, promising what Fabufill delivers. None of them matches up to Platinum Fibre. Forget about trying to get a cheap insulation price. You will be sorely disappointed. If you go the polyester route then Fabufill is the way to go.