Poor insulation contributes to a wasteful use of fuel in New Zealand. Many homes are under insulated because builders or owners were unaware that viable insulation products suitable for walls, floors, under slab and ceilings were readily available.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is the only insulation material that in practical, economic and efficiency terms can be applied to all areas of building constructions – ceilings, roofs, walls, floors and under slab – to provide superior standards of thermal insulation. That’s why EPS is the ultimate insulation.

Barnes has developed a range of unique building products made from EPS that assist reduction of emissions through efficient insulation. The closed cell technology of this remarkable product allows EPS insulation to cut building CO2 emissions by up to 50%. The insulation performance lasts the life of the structure and does not deteriorate. It continues to reduce building energy requirements and emissions long into the future.

The future of the building environment is changing fast. Efficient insulation is a crucial part of any new building design as is the environmental impact of its construction.

EPS building products from Barnes meet this challenge and their innovative approach to product development will assist architects and builders alike to create an environment we can happily live within.