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New revised standard for installation of bulk thermal insulation

Standards Australia has published the 2015 edition of AS 3999:2015, Bulk thermal insulation – installation. The 2015 edition supersedes AS 3999 – 1992, Thermal insulation of dwellings – Bulk insulation – Installation requirements.
 
The objective of AS 3999:2015 is to set out requirements on installing insulation for both new dwellings during construction and the retrofitting of existing buildings. The Standard is intended for construction of residential buildings. It also includes requirements for electrical safety and guidance on work health and safety.
   
Some of the key updates in the revised 2015 edition are:
  • Updated advice on personal safety for insulation installers;
  • Updated requirements aimed at improving the performance of installed insulation and information on new products and technologies; and
  • Introduction of comprehensive detailed drawings to complement the text and to help demonstrate what compliant installations could look like.

The revised Standard was developed by Standards Australia Technical Committee BD-058, Thermal Insulation, which is comprised of representatives from industry associations, consumer organisations, government regulators, public health and safety officials, as well as academic and scientific institutions.

 

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