NCC 2022 Changes- What you need to know!

The National Construction Code (NCC) of 2022 has ushered in a new era of energy efficiency standards for residential buildings. One crucial aspect of these changes revolves around thermal efficiency, with a spotlight on the importance of well-insulated houses. In this blog, we’ll explore the significance of NCC 2022 alterations, highlight the role of insulation—specifically focusing on Fletcher Insulation—and delve into the surprising impact a mere 5% gap can have on energy loss.

  1. NCC 2022 Changes and Thermal Efficiency

The NCC 2022 has taken a significant step forward in promoting sustainable and energy-efficient construction practices. One of its core objectives is to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and minimize energy wastage. The code introduces stricter requirements for insulation and energy performance, ensuring that homes are better equipped to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures while minimizing the need for excessive heating or cooling.

  1. The Role of Well-Insulated Houses and Fletcher Insulation

A cornerstone of achieving enhanced thermal efficiency is the use of effective insulation materials. Fletcher Insulation, a renowned player in the industry, has been at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to optimize energy consumption within homes. Their range of insulation products is designed to create a barrier against external temperature fluctuations, ensuring that indoor spaces remain comfortable and energy-efficient.

  1. The 5% Gap Conundrum: A 20% Energy Loss

Here’s a striking revelation: a seemingly insignificant 5% gap in a building’s insulation can result in a staggering 20% loss of energy efficiency. This highlights the critical importance of precise installation and maintenance of insulation materials. Even the tiniest breach in the building envelope can lead to substantial energy wastage, causing homeowners to spend more on heating or cooling than necessary.

  1. Energy Savings in Well-Insulated Houses

The positive impact of proper insulation on energy savings cannot be overstated. In an average house, adequate insulation can lead to remarkable reductions in energy consumption. By preventing heat from escaping during colder months and keeping heat out during warmer periods, insulation helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature. This directly translates to lower energy bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and increased overall comfort for homeowners.


NCC 2022’s emphasis on thermal efficiency underscores the importance of adapting construction practices to meet higher energy performance standards. Insulation, particularly solutions offered by Fletcher Insulation, plays a pivotal role in achieving these standards. Remember, a mere 5% gap can lead to a substantial 20% loss in energy efficiency. By investing in well-insulated homes, we not only contribute to a more sustainable future but also enjoy significant energy savings and improved living conditions.


Air Light Insulation proudly partners with Fletcher Insulation and is here to help you ensure you are meeting these new guidelines and improving your homes thermal efficiency!


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