keyboard_arrow_downInsulation to match new energy efficiency standards
The National Building Regulations have been updated to include Part X, which addresses environmental sustainability, and Part XA, which establishes requirements for energy efficiency in new buildings and renovations. The application of this new legislation, which came into effect in November 2011, is good news for the environment and will help individuals, businesses and the country as a whole to save electricity. In home building, insulation is often considered a luxury and is overlooked, yet its primary purpose is to save energy and improve the home’s comfort. To insulate the ceiling and geyser system properly in a typical home costs less than 1% of the total per square-metre building costs and effective insulation is one of the few building materials that will, in effect, go on saving money over the lifespan of the home.