IDEAL House – New Zealand

Project Goals: Certified Passive House, Positive Energy & 8/10 Homestar design. Proudly supported by IDEAL Electrical Suppliers.

Insulation, cladding & windows

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The team from Apex Ceilings have spent the last few days furiously installing the significant amount of Earthwool® glasswool insulation. They have installed the R5.2 ceiling sections right across the roof, between the 900mm spaced I-beams. Also the R2.8 90mm into the walls – of which they will come back later and install the R1.4 50mm Earthwool® glasswool on the horrizontal battens, and they have installed some of the R2.2 90mm in the internal walls, used for acoustic blocking. We will try and keep as many services out of the external walls, but where we have to we will run them through this service cavity. They have almost finished insulated the garage (outside the thermal envelope, but we’re using code-levels of insulation and off-cuts to add some protection). We plan to be installing the Intello membrane from pro clima later next week, and then our first blower-door pressure testing which will be a huge milestone for the project.

The cladding is now going ahead with great speed, and the James Hardie Scyon® Stria® vertical cladding, is being added to the Scyon® Linea® weatherboards which have already been installed. We should be completely clad in the next week, and have just ordered the Dulux paint, and booked out painter in. The PV panels will be installed during this time, and then all the scaffolding can come down and the home will look complete from the outside.

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