Insulated panels manufacturer, Kingspan Insulated Panels, has advised architects and specifiers that it is fully compliant with the new National Construction Code (NCC), which recently came into effect.
Complying with the new performance requirements can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, so architects and specifiers need to be confident that their choice of materials and systems can deliver the best performance according to the revised NCC.
Using Kingspan Insulated Panels improves the efficiency of buildings over and above the standard.
Kingspan Insulated Panels systems fully comply with key aspects of the NCC including:
- Aged lambda: this measures the thermal performance delivered by a product at the end of its life. Kingspan Insulated Panels offers a 25-year warranty and its panels still perform to the same levels at the end of their life as they did the day they were installed.
- R values: the new NCC requires manufacturers to calculate R values for summer conditions and winter conditions, and the requirements vary according to Australia’s eight different climate zones. Six of these climate zones require R values to be calculated for summer conditions, while the remaining two require R values to be calculated for winter conditions due to the extremes in temperature in these different zones. Kingspan panel systems are all fully compliant with the R values required by the new NCC.
- Thermal bridging: Built-up systems have external layers that are attached through fixings, creating a thermal bridge and letting heat out, which reduces energy efficiency. Because Kingspan Insulated Panels systems are all-in-one, there is no thermal bridging. This means Kingspan offers the best and simplest solution to meet R value requirements in the new NCC.
- This is in addition to full compliance with AS/NZS 4859.1 and AS/NZS 4859.2.