Looking for insulation that follows the right codes and standards? Turn to Knauf Insulation, which offers thermal, acoustic and fire-resistant insulation solutions.
When the upcoming National Construction Code (NCC) roles out in 2022, it’s important for builders to be up-to-date with extensive measures that are currently being proposed.
These new considerations will be required for your materials and products to ensure building quality. NCC’s issues range from waterproofing to weatherproofing, as well as stricter energy-efficiency provisions.
One of the key elements to be aware of in this reform is insulation. New requirements on mandatory ducting and roof space ventilation are being finalised, and buildings will need to use vapour permeable membranes, particularly in warmer climates.
According to Knauf Insulation, which has 27 manufacturing sites in 15 countries, its thermal, acoustic and fire-resistant insulation solutions for new builds and renovations can be installed quickly and efficiently without compromising performance. All its products follow the NCC and Australian Standards for the current requirements, and no doubt for 2022.
One of Knauf Insulation’s innovative products is Earthwool which can make a space warmer, healthier and more comfortable. This appeals to homeowners, builders and installers. Made using up to 80 per cent of recycled glass, Earthwool’s easy-to-handle glasswool insulation utilises the ECOSE® Technology binder, which contains no added formaldehyde.
Designed for Australian conditions, it makes buildings cool in summer and warm in winter. In addition, the Earthwool range is BRANZ Appraised and CodeMark certified and is also deemed non-combustible in accordance with AS 1530.1.
As builders know, it’s essential to be up-to-date when it comes to codes and standards. And nowadays, product sustainability is always on the minds of both builders and consumers. Knauf Insulation embraces these issues. Its products ‘save energy, cut emissions and are designed to make sure buildings are good for the environment and keep people healthy, safe and well’, according to its website.