Building methodologies have changed radically in the last 50 years, and with the growing demand for and cost of energy, insulation has become a very important consideration when planning a construction project.
In South Africa, SANS 10400-XA prescribes that all new homes must have a certain level of insulation in their roofs to meet specific performance requirements based on certain climatic zones.
What do you need to know?
Insulation in South-Africa is measured in R-values. The higher the R-value, the better the material’s ability to resist the transfer of heat from one space to another.
To ensure compliance with the regulation, Isover recommends staying aware of the minimum level of insulation that is required in the specific climatic zone where the project is situated. Refer to the table to stay on the right side of the law and on the better side of energy savings.
Compliant and comfortable
“The need to conserve energy and reduce electricity usage does not mean that a house or office should be uncomfortable,” stresses Isover’s Karlien Delport Botha. “With Saint-Gobain Isover’s world-class thermal and acoustic insulation solutions, one can design energy-efficient buildings which also provide comfort for users.”
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