Continuous insulation vs. insulation batts
Hi, I am in Australia and our study in insulation is quite inferior to some of the overseas studies. I was wondering if anyone had seen or performed a study on the differences in insulation properties of continuous insulation in the form of rigid panels vs the non continuous insulation in the form of Insulation Batts?
I am particularly interested in the effect of having gaps where the frame or studs can act as a thermal bridge or even downlights can create air leakage. Our energy calculation software does not take this into account in it’s energy efficient ratings but I suspect it should. Interested to hear people’s thoughts on this.
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