To support the industry in meeting the new H1 Building Code requirements, Comfortech® has introduced a new product range, Pink® Superbatts® insulation.
Specifically designed to meet H1 and developed in partnership with the local industry and installation network, the Pink® Superbatts® insulation range is extra wide to maximise thermal performance and reduce thermal bridging.
Tried and tested right here in New Zealand, these batts® ensure a quality product for our New Zealand environment – the best fit for your build.
Comfortech® single layer solution
To address concerns around thermal bridging and heat loss between segments in ceilings, Comfortech® has developed the new extra-wide Pink® Superbatts® insulation. At 460mm wide, rather than the traditional 432mm, Pink® Superbatts® ensures a tight fit around the truss chords, with optional on-site notching to eliminate air gaps and airflow around structural members.
Pink® Superbatts® is available as an R7.0 for compliance via the Schedule method and other R-values for compliance via the Calculation and Modelling methods; these will include Pink® SuperBatts® insulation R4.5, R5.0 and R6.0.
Single Layer Solution
Comfortech® double layer solution
In developing its two-layer solution, Comfortech® knew it needed a denser first layer to ensure the expected thermal performance was still delivered under the compression of the second layer, as two layers of R3.6 would not deliver an R7.2 once compression was factored in.
Furthermore, while typical truss bottom chords are 90mm or 140mm in height, Comfortech® identified that it also needed to accommodate metal ceiling battens hung below the truss chords and not fixed directly to them.
Comfortech® has developed its two-layer solution, with the first layer being the Pink®Batts® insulation R2.6 with a 110m thickness for 90mm truss chord and Pink® Batts® R3.0 with a 160mm thickness for 140mm truss chords. The extra 20mm thickness ensures that the top of the first insulation layer aligns with the top of the truss chord. When the second layer is laid over, there are no pockets or paths for heat flow/loss that would reduce the effective performance.
The Pink® Superbatts® insulation range is extra wide to maximise thermal performance and reduce thermal bridging.
Comfortech® is committed to supporting the industry by providing the best H1 insulation solutions and regular up-to-date information on navigating these changes. With that in mind, the Comfortech® team has created the ‘H1 Hub’, a go-to source for all H1 information, residential and commercial solutions, tools, advice, and downloadable resources.
The introduction of the H1 Building Code changes supports Comfortech® in achieving its goal of creating a more sustainable and comfortable future for all New Zealanders, enabling Kiwis to live and work in warmer, healthier and more energy-efficient buildings.
To learn more about the H1 changes and Comfortech’s insulation solutions, visit H1done.co.nz