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Questions to ask when considering insulation options

Insulation acts in two ways — in winter, it’s like a blanket that keeps buildings warm, and in summer, it’s like the walls of a chilly bin, keeping buildings cool. Heating or cooling an un-insulated building is like trying to fill a bath with water, but not putting in the plug.   As insulated surfaces are warmer, condensation is less likely to form on them. As a result, an insulated building will have less mould and mildew, and be a less appealing environment for allerg...
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Blown insulation systems making a comeback

Blown insulation systems making a comeback

By Safe-R Insulation (NZ) Ltd general manager Wade Maurice We all know that the majority of New Zealand’s ageing housing stock is not adequately insulated, and while an effort is being made to retrofit ceilings and floors, the absence of wall insulation dramatically reduces the benefit of this effort.   The key to good thermal performance is a completed thermal envelope — and without adequate wall insulation this is not attainable.   A variety of wall insulation sy...
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Insulation strips ‘sandwiched’ between wood components

Insulation strips ‘sandwiched’ between wood components

With insulation performance increasingly in the spotlight, some companies are gaining a competitive edge with products that exceed New Zealand Building Code standards.   Lockwood Homes uses the DP Shield wall and insulation system that achieves an R rating of 2.1, when the code specifies a standard of R1.9. The system is also Codemark approved, so it has been independently assessed.   Lockwood chief executive Joe LaGrouw says independent certification of DP Shield and the entire Lo...
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Product portfolio expanded

Product portfolio expanded

Knauf Insulation has expanded its product portfolio to provide more solutions specific to New Zealand construction.   One of the latest products to be added to the Earthwool glasswool range is an underfloor roll with a wind wash barrier that provides protection from air movement under the floor to ensure the high thermal performance of the insulation, R1.8 m2K/W, is not compromised.   The rolls are 600mm wide and can be stapled in place to provide a high thermal solution under floo...
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Service includes installation or supply-only

Service includes installation or supply-only

The comfort and health of building users — your customers — is the result of well-designed buildings, as well as properly installed systems.   We are all aware of weathertightness requirements. The right selection and installation of insulation is no different to ensure a building does not leak energy, is comfortable and healthy to live in.   Eco Insulation has grown and developed since the brand’s inception in 2000. Operating in most main centres of New Zealand, ...
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