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Vanessa Lanegra
Vanessa Lanegra
on Insulation
Technical Specialist

Vanessa Lanegra is the Technical Specialist at Tasman Insulation.

28 April 2015

Achieving High R-Values on Skillion Roof

There are a selection of insulation products that can be used with skillion roofs to achieve great thermal performance, all the while maintaining a suitable air gap between the roof underlay and insulation.

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29 September 2010

Can Foil be Used As Insulation?

Seems like a simple enough question doesn’t it? Unfortunately the answer is not so simple.

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22 July 2010

Help with NZBC H1: BRANZ House Insulation Guide 4th Edition

For those of you using the BRANZ House Insulation Guide, you’ll be pleased to know they have brought out a new edition with nearly 50 percent more construction options and 28 new pages of information.

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7 July 2010

NZBC H1: Solid Masonry Wall Insulation

One of the main changes in NZBC H1 is how solid masonry walls are now treated.

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24 June 2010

NZBC H1: Recessed Downlights and Insulation

The use of downlights in ceilings reduces the effectiveness of ceiling insulation and needs to be accounted for when meeting NZBC H1.

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10 June 2010

Insulation and Skillion Roofs

With the building code calling for higher R-values, one of the issues faced by designers is the space required for insulation, particularly in skillion roof situations. A few designers have been caught out with this.

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31 May 2010

NZBC H1 Compliance: a Worked Example of the Calculation Method

Over the past year or so, the majority of the insulation queries I have received concern the changes to NZBC H1 and how to use the Calculation Method.

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