HBS Agribalance Insulation
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- Information provider
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- Bureau Veritas Australia Pty Ltd
- Information type
- Product Certificate (CodeMark)
HBS Agribalance insulation is a site-applied open-cell semi-rigid 2-part polyurethane spray in place foam insulation with a density of 9.6 - 12.8 kg/m3.
HBS Agribalance insulation is a thermal insulation product for walls, ceilings, roofs and under floors
1. HBS Agribalance insulation is certified for use in:
- a) timber framed buildings to NZS3604:2011 Timber-Framed Buildings, or
- b) light steel framed buildings to NASH Standard Part 2:2019 Light Steel Framed Buildings, and
- c) located in any climate zone, as defined in H1/AS1
2. HBS Agribalance insulation shall not be installed as an exposed internal surface in a building or part of building where there is a requirement to comply with Building Code clause C3.4a). Where HBS Agribalance insulation is installed in a space where the surface lining does have a requirement to comply with C3.4(a), HBS Agribalance insulation shall be covered with a rigid sheet product of gypsum plasterboard, plywood, solid wood, wood composite, fibre-reinforced cement, concrete or masonry that is not less than 9mm thick.
3. HBS Agribalance insulation shall be installed:
- a. by an ASCC Ltd trained and approved installer, and
- b. in accordance with the Technical Manual for HBS Agribalance V1.1, 14 December 2022, and
- c. with sufficient thickness to achieve the R-value specified, but not less than 75mm, and
- d. with clearance as required around recessed light fittings, chimneys, flues and other hot surfaces, and
- e. be protected from the weather within 6 months.
4. Establishing compliance with the performance criteria in Building Code clauses H1.3.1(a) and H1.3.2E shall be in accordance with either of the following:
- a. the calculation method in Acceptable Solution H1/AS1 (Fifth Edition Amendment 1) or the modelling method in H1/VM1 (Fifth Edition Amendment 1), for all housing and buildings up to 300m²
- b. the calculation method in H1/AS2 (First Edition Amendment 1) or the modelling method in H1/VM2 (First Edition Amendment 1), for buildings greater than 300m².