SR233 Investigation into the performance of urea formaldehyde foam insulation (2010)
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- BRANZ Limited
- I. Cox-Smith, M. E. Hearfield, M. S. Jones and N. J. Marston
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- Study report
The findings from inspections of several houses to date confirm that although serious problems with UFFI insulation process within New Zealand appear relatively rare, there are issues with the performance of the product within most, if not all, properties, where UFFI products have been used.
The work outlined within this research project aims to address these questions over the performance and suitability of foam insulation in New Zealand timber-framed houses, which have never been fully investigated. The findings of this work would also enable EECA to provide information and guidance to consumers regarding the use of insulation products to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings, and also consider whether or not to include the use of these products within EECA's residential retrofit programme.