Calling all landlords: EXPOL UnderFloor exceeds Residential Tenancies Act requirements

May 27, 2019 at 8:57 PM

Calling all landlords: you’ve only got a matter of weeks to make sure your tenanted properties are insulated to meet changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. Luckily, for those still needing to get their properties insulated, EXPOL UnderFloor meets and exceeds the Act’s standards – and it’s incredibly easy to install.

What do landlords need to do?
Changes to New Zealand's Residential Tenancies Act mean landlords need to ensure all tenanted properties have compliant underfloor and ceiling insulation from 1 July 2019.  Check out the Act’s requirements.

How does EXPOL UnderFloor exceed the Act’s requirements?
For an insulation product to provide adequate insulation to a rental property it needs to have a minimum insulation value of R1.3. EXPOL insulation exceeds this with a value of R1.4 while EXPOL Black, used in extreme environments, has an even higher insulation value of R1.8.

EXPOL UnderFloor is an excellent option for any home – and an even smarter choice for landlords who still need to insulate before 01 July. Quick and easy-to-install, EXPOL UnderFloor is long-lasting insulation. It creates a warm, dry home which is healthier to live in and costs less to heat. 

Where can EXPOL UnderFloor be used?
Our UnderFloor Insulation can be used with new and existing timber floors and fits snugly between timber floor joists to stop drafts and damp from entering.   

More benefits of EXPOL UnderFloor
R1.4 White is made of rigid polystyrene, so it won’t sag over time. It is also flame retardant, vermin resistant and helps reduce noise from timber floors.

R1.8 is made of rigid polystyrene and is infused with graphite making it 30% more efficient than R1.4 and giving it an R-value of R1.8. 

BRANZ certification
EXPOL R1.4 UnderFloor Insulation is independently certified by BRANZ – the organisation which is responsible for testing and approving performance of building products in New Zealand. 

Find out more about easy installation and which EXPOL UnderFloor Insulation is right for your property.

EXPOL UnderFloor Insulation is available from hardware stores nationwide.

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