Our Trades

Today’s insulator is trained and skilled at a multitude of construction trades including but not limited to mechanical insulation, firestopping, asbestos and lead mitigation or abatement, sound attenuation and specialty fabrications required in custom mechanical insulation installations.

In addition, union insulators and contractors utilize best practices for green installation and are most qualified for LEED certified projects. Below is a listing of each trade areas and descriptions of the type of work and application:

Mechanical Insulation

Mechanical Insulation is the one thing that goes into a building and starts paying for itself as soon as the system is activated – immediately saving energy and reducing greenhouse emissions.


Firestopping is part of effective compartmentation: “boxes” built within a building or other structure to keep fire from spreading from the room of origin to other parts of the building or other structure.

Asbestos & Lead Mitigation

The safe and thorough removal and proper disposal of any type of asbestos abatement and lead abatement can include acoustic ceilings, furnace insulations, HVAC ducts, piping, sprayed-on fire proofing, and sound insulation, floor and ceiling tiles.

Infectious Disease Control

When safety and disease control is at the forefront of an increased focus on the importance of properly installing materials that save lives and work to prevent the spread of infectious disease materials.

Sound Attenuation

Proper installation of these noise reducing systems is essential for maximum performance of the mechanical system as well as the acoustical function.

Specialty Fabrication

Unique, custom insulation-fabricating solutions for the cutting, die-cutting, slitting or sawing required for any project’s specifications,including varying degrees in temperature application, fire or noise-control insulation.

Contact Us

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
Local 131 New Brunswick

1041 Bayside Dr, Saint John, NB E2J 4Y2