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WHAT DO NCC CHANGES MEAN TO YOU – DOUBLE GLAZING CAN HELP YOU GET A 7 STAR RATING

We’ve put together this double glazing cost guide to give you an idea of how much you’ll need to pay to install new double glazing in your home.

NCC CHANGES

The upcoming amendments to the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 will mandate a minimum Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) efficiency rating of 7 stars for all new home constructions.

Builders, architects, and designers will need to reconsider their choice of materials, layouts, orientations, and construction techniques in light of this requirement.

NATHERS COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS

To obtain a NatHERS certificate, new homes must adhere to elevated standards, necessitating both a higher Star Rating for the building itself and a comprehensive assessment of annual energy consumption. Prioritizing a superior Star Rating for the building initially facilitates meeting the requirements for overall home energy usage

7 STAR RATING

The baseline Star Rating for building materials is transitioning from 6 to 7 Stars. Compliance is achieved when neither heating nor cooling loads surpass the 7 Star threshold. These loads vary depending on the home’s location; colder climates necessitate more heating, while warmer climates require increased cooling.

Attaining a 7 Star Rating demands enhanced performance across various construction elements. Notably, fewer than 10% of homes presently constructed in cooler regions like Victoria and New South Wales meet this benchmark, indicating a significant shift for most homebuilders.

DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS SYDNEY

Double-glazed windows feature two glass panes separated by a gap filled with either air or an inert gas like argon. The main objective of double glazing is thermal performance.

Energy efficiency is quantified using a calculation system called the U Value, which assesses how efficiently a window or any other structural component retains heat, indicating the amount of heat energy it retains or loses. A lower U value signifies better energy efficiency, translating to increased energy conservation.

Get your Sydney doubled glazed windows manufactured by Ecoline Windows.