HOW WE BUILD & WHY?
Building Science and Technology have improved dramatically in the last few years, Government and industry bodies are struggling to keep up and at cross roads with legislation.
The National Construction Code (NCC) sets residential building standards to a “minimum” acceptable or “deemed-to-satisfy solution”.
In an extremely competitive environment most building companies (home builders) have no choice to provide only “minimum requirements” in order to compete. Unfortunately this is giving all of us very poor performing and built quality homes. The Code comparatively to other countries, also DOES NOT REQUIRE measurable building performance standards.
MINIMUM STANDARDS = MINIMUM PERFORMANCE
5 KEY ELEMENTS that have been identified regardless of home design/budget/climate zone, in order to produce a Healthy and Thermally efficient Home.
1-Quality Glazing, 2-Continuous Insulation, 3- Air Tightness, 4- Eliminate Thermal Bridging, 5- Ventilation.