How will this impact the industry?
With the AS/NZS 4859.1:2018 introducing significant changes to product testing and labelling, the insulation market in Australia will see a change to product R-Values being declared and advertised in data sheets. The new thermal testing requirements are more stringent, meaning that the declared product R-Values will decrease across the insulation product offering.
Specifiers and builders need to be vigilant and make sure that products they are specifying, and buying, are abiding by the newly amended standard.
If the manufacturers and suppliers aren’t following the new standard, it might mean that the advertised thermal values are not matching the actual values of the product in the market. This will affect the thermal performance of the finished building and in some cases might make it fall short of the minimal required thermal performance under the NCC.
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