Snug NZ are experts in the insulation industry. Whether it's for residential, new build or a retro-fit, our teams have years of experience to provide you with professional and high-quality services.

With many years of experience in the insulation industry, we understand what our clients expectations are, and we pride ourselves on delivering exactly that.

We will help you choose the best suitable products which meet New Zealand Building regulations.

A well-insulated home will provide year-round comfort, and cost less to heat and cool. Insulation also helps to reduce noise levels and condensation. Not only is a well-insulated house more comfortable, it can be cheaper to heat, have less mould and mildew, and be less conducive to allergy-aggravating dust mites.

New homes, if designed, insulated and ventilated well, can have little to no heating or cooling requirements in many parts of New Zealand.

New Build Checklist

Use this checklist to work with your builder to ensure your insulation levels help you achieve a comfortable home.

Here are the ten questions you may need to ask:

What type of insulation will be installed into my home?

There are many types of insulation, so make sure the insulation your builder uses provides thermal and acoustic comfort.

Does the insulation product meet New Zealand Standards?

Make sure your builder uses insulation products that are in compliance with AS/NZS 4859.1

Is the insulation you are using non-combustible? 

Some types of insulation are more likely to catch fire than others. Insulation products, such as glasswool, are naturally non-combustable because they are manufactured with materials that cannot catch fire.

What is the insulation made from and could it have any effect on the indoor air quality
of my home?

Some chemicals such as formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) added during the manufacturing process of some products could contribute to lower levels of indoor air quality

What is the density of the insulation being installed?

High density insulation works better at reducing sount transfer between rooms, floors, and external noise.

Will insulation be installed to cover ceiling, floors, external walls and the garage? 

Building a new home is the best time to install insulation in walls, floors and ceilings to ensure its energy efficient, comfortable and peaceful. If you are building on a concrete slab, we recommend insulating under and around the slab. Insulating the garage now will also provide flexibility to use it as an additional room in future.

How much insulation will be installed and will this exceed the minimum Building Code of New Zealand requirements for my area?

The Building Code sets different minimum levels of insulation – “R-Values” – for different climates in New Zealand. These are minimum levels only and remember the higher the R-Value the better the energy effeciecy of the home.

Always choose the highest R-Value that your budget will allow.

Have you allowed for acoustic insulation in the internal walls?

Insulating between adjoining rooms such as bathrooms, media rooms and bedrooms will ensure noise transfer between these rooms is absorbed to provide a peaceful home.

The garage is a transitional area from your home to the outside, and you or future owners may want to use this as a flexiable space for a workshop or rumpus room.

Are the insulation levels appropriate for the appliances that will be used for heating and cooling my home?

Having appropriate levels of insulation can have a big impact on the amount of time and money you will spend on heating and cooling.

What are my options to upgrade the insulation, and what is the cost?

Building a new home is the best time to install insulation in ceiling, floors and internal and external walls. Always choose the highest R-Value that your budget will allow. Consider double layer walls and ceilings, which won’t add a lot of extra cost to your build. It will significantly improve the thermal performance by reducing thermal bridging.

Enquire today about your potential new build