20 Apr '11, 5am

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Regardless of whether insulation was installed as part of the HIP or independently, there is always a fire safety risk associated with the installation of insulation. The CSIRO research showed that the risk of a fire varies across households. The level of risk is increased by the presence of ceiling fixtures such as down lights, heat lamps and exhaust fans. Over time, insulation can move in the roof space and come into contact with these items or electrical circuits. Pests in the roof space can also increase the risk of an insulation related fire incident.

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