The average winter living room temperature in Kiwi homes is below the World Health Organisation’s recommendation of 18°C. Some homes get as cold as 10°C at night and a third of all rental houses are damp — along with 11% of homes occupied by their owners.
A recent World Health Organisation report found that cold indoor temperatures have been associated with increased blood pressure, asthma symptoms and poor mental health. New Zealand has the third-highest rate of asthma in the world.
Why does NZ have such low levels of insulation? It’s because the building code requirements are well below international standards. NZ's R-value requirements are half of that of Australia and a third of the UK and Ireland. Yet, most people believe that if they meet the building code standards, she’ll be right.
NZ Foam was founded on a challenge to find the best insulation available.
What they discovered was that spray foam insulation gives families excellent thermal performance by filling and sealing cracks and draughts to block the transfer of air. It does not settle or sag and can be applied to awkward areas.
NZ Foam's mission is to improve the stats on New Zealand homes — because they believe everyone deserves a warm and healthy home.