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Insulation

Why should YOU insulate?

New Zealand housing has been widely described as “old and cold”. Around 60% of the population live in homes built before insulation became compulsory for new dwellings in 1978. An estimated 84% of dwellings have inadequate insulation. (Motu Report 2011). 

Without insulation your home will lose heat through the roof, the walls and the floor which will in turn make your home cold, damp and ultimately impact on your family's health. This is why the current New Zealand building code demands that approved insulation be fitted to new houses as they are being built.

For houses built before 2000, insulation specified may have been inadequate, is no longer in good condition or in the case of many older houses, never fitted at all. In these cases insulation can be easily retrofitted into the ceiling and underfloor cavities if they are accessible, with virtually no impact on the structure of the house. For more information on making your home warmer, healthier and more energy efficient at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority's, EECA.  

(EECA website link Below for more information).

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For information on the range of products we use (Ceiling, underfloor and walls) click on the relevant link below

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