All new houses will have specified R-value insulation for the thermal envelope. This will include Ceilings, Walls and the Underfloor (if not a concrete base). The specified insulation generally is set to only just meet the thermal requirements of the New Zealand Building Code.
When building a new home you have one chance to get it right. By world standards, the NZ Building Code sets quite low performance targets for thermal insulation. We strongly recommend considering upgrading the R-value of both walls and ceilings where possible. In most instances it is only a matter of 'hundreds' of dollar incremental cost, as opposed to 'thousands'. Ask us to provide upgrade options at time of quotation. In addition, some products are more costly than others. Again, we can offer alternative products as part of your budgeting and overall house cost analysis.
- the thermal envelope performs as designed
- the right product is installed in the right application
- the products will be installed to manufacturers' instructions and required standards
- you receive good advice on best practice for energy efficiency, improved comfort, and future proofing your building
- we will follow safe work practices.
Our teams ensure;
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your home, and how we can improve the comfort and energy efficiency - without adding huge costs. Send us your plans and we can provide a quote, or alternatively we are happy to visit the house once framed up, compete a site measure and talk through options for you to consider.
We have selected world-class insulation products which are safe to install, meet New Zealand building regulations and are cost effective for you. Find out more by reviewing our INSULATION SOLUTIONS