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NZ Foam Provides Cost-Effective Solution for Raising R-Values

Located in the heart of Cathedral Square, Distinction Hotel is one of Christchurch’s top hotels. NZ Foam was used as the insulation of choice during renovations to floors 3, 5, 10, and the penthouse.

“The hotel needed a post-earthquake insulation upgrade in 2016, to bring it to a very high standard,” says Geoff Thomson, owner of the Distinction group of hotels. “I was looking for spray foam application, as an alternative to another product because we wanted to raise the R-value. I had seen applications of spray-on foam and its benefits used before." 

NZ Foam wall insulation was predominantly specified for the outside walls and in and around rooms to increase R-values.

“The product gave us a good mix between cost effectiveness and a high R-value," explains Geoff. "To use another type of solution would have been time-consuming; foam was quick. It gave a good envelope seal. We achieved everything we wanted, and a good acoustic solution around ducts and pipes. We also used it to increase the acoustic rating the penthouse on the 11th floor.”

NZ Foam also provided the spray-on membrane tanking product for the roof and round the building. “This was a very cost-effective solution, as our architect had a complex design to fix the problem, but foam was much simpler.”

Geoff is pleased with the results: “I would absolutely use them again for our other sites — anywhere we wanted to achieve high R-values." He adds that he would have used NZ Foam for the whole building if he could have. “The team were really good to work with, quite obliging. At the end of the day, it was a good way of insulating, especially those difficult nooks and crannies. It was a good solution for us.”

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