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Tasman Insulation introduces new R-value products

Media Release
25 September 2008

Tasman Insulation introduces new R-value products

Tasman Insulation has added a new product to the Pink® Batts® Ultra™ range to meet the new industry R-value insulation requirements for the upper North Island.

R-values are used to rate the level of insulation in building materials; they describe the resistance to heat flow, including conduction, convection and radiation. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation provided. The new requirements will mean that roofs, walls, floors and windows will need to meet the revised R-values for insulation.

Pink® Batts®Ultra™ R4 and R5 ceiling products are the thickest insulation available in the Pink® Batts® range and is commonly used to insulate ceilings, where up to 42% of heat escapes if not properly insulated.

“The R4 and R5 range will provide over and above the new R-value requirements for homes in the Coromandel, Franklin and Northland areas. The recent industry change will see an improvement to insulation in homes and extensions. With the new R-values, homes will be using about 30 percent less energy to stay comfortably warm,” says Alison Roberts, Brand Manager at Tasman Insulation New Zealand.

The recent change in standards follows the result of an amendment to the H1 clause in the New Zealand Building Code back in May 2007.

“It is important for us, as the market leader to be seen as leading the charge. All of our R4 and R5 Pink® Batts® Ultra™ ceiling products are BRANZ appraised and have environmental choice accreditation. We hope to be able to continue to provide the best possible insulation solution for Kiwi homes,” says Ms Roberts.


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