Our readers are likely aware of the significant changes introduced in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 – particularly when it comes to energy efficiency and condensation management for residential buildings. These changes are now active in most States, with more stringent requirements mooted for NCC 2025.   These progressive changes underscore the industry's growing commitment to sustainable construction and reducing its collective carbon footprint.

While navigating the complexities of the NCC 2022 energy efficiency updates can be a challenge, industry professionals can streamline compliance while enhancing the performance of the buildings by incorporating Bondor Metecno’s Insulated Sandwich Panels (ISPs) into their projects.

Why ISPs?

ISPs offer a compelling solution, providing exemptions from thermal bridging, condensation, and ventilation stipulations. The inclusion of dedicated R-value tables for ISP roofs in Volumes One and Two of the Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions is a major development, and often translates to thinner panel roofing requirements, resulting in potential cost savings while ensuring NCC 2022 compliance – particularly in specific climate zones.

As a leader in ISP solutions for the past 70 years, Bondor Metecno is well-versed in the delivery of high-performance products. The company owns and operates their own dedicated research, testing, facility in Brisbane that supports 9 manufacturing plants acoss Australia, which keeping them on the front foot when anticipating changes to the building code.

Bondor Metecno’s insulated panel solutions have always met and exceeded industry standards, and have anticipated industry need based on the company’s local knowledge of Australian conditions. In fact, the high standards Bondor Metecno sets for its products are often in place long before changes to the NCC have caught up.

Ahead of the game

With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that Bondor Metecno’s products, such as SolarSpan and LuxeWall, already meet – or exceed – NCC standards. These solutions focus on:

  • Minimising thermal bridging: Thermal bridging compromises insulation. Optimised insulated panel design reduces this effect, resulting in more energy-efficient dwellings.
  • Enhanced energy efficiency: High-performance insulated panels translate directly into superior energy ratings for homes, reducing heating and cooling costs.
  • Condensation mitigation: Effective insulated panel systems help prevent condensation issues, contributing to healthier indoor environments.
  • Weatherproofing: Bondor’s insulated panels excel in weatherproofing, safeguarding buildings against the harsh Australian climate.
  • CodeMark certification: CodeMark™ certification offers additional assurance of regulatory compliance and quality.

High-performance building products, like Bondor Metecno’s insulated panels, directly support the NCC 2022 updates’ clear commitment to sustainability. By maximising insulation and minimising thermal bridging, these solutions contribute to lower energy consumption in homes. This reduction in energy demand has a positive cascading effect, decreasing reliance on fossil fuels and lessening the built environment's carbon footprint.

Bondor Metecno supports Australian Standards for Australian conditions and has invested in achieving a range of certifications including; Environmental Product Declarations across its full product range, 15 Code Mark certifications and GreenRate for its PIR walling and roofing

As the construction industry navigates the complexities of creating truly sustainable and efficient buildings, companies like Bondor Metecno will continue to pioneer solutions that not only meet but surpass regulatory requirements. This commitment to innovation and sustainability is essential for the future of resilient and responsible construction practices throughout Australia.