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Addressing Insulation: QPOD vs. Polystyrene

Addressing Insulation: QPOD vs. Polystyrene

We have had the question come to us a lot recently that QPOD doesn’t meet the new H1 insulation requirements. We’re here to inform you that QPOD does in fact meet and exceed the new standards.  The new standards as released by MBIE around R-Value requirements...
BRANZ House Insulation Guide 6th Edition

BRANZ House Insulation Guide 6th Edition

BRANZ recently released the 6th Edition of their House Insulation Guide. This post was created to make it easier for you to access the excel file they shared, but you can access the original post here.   The BRANZ House Insulation Guide has been completely...
QPOD becomes a Smarrt Supporter of the Rapid Relief Team RRT (NZ)

QPOD becomes a Smarrt Supporter of the Rapid Relief Team RRT (NZ)

We’re humbled to be a Smarrt Supporter of the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) NZ. RRT delivers hope and relief to people across the globe. Whether it be fire, flood or humanitarian need, RRT expands their support services to meet the crisis at hand. Established by the...
Operation 322

Operation 322

Let us Engineer your slab QPOD has been an active participant of the Operation 322 by RRT and to extend our support to the program, we are launching the RRT x QPOD Engineering Service Campaign.  For the month of October, a $100 portion of every Engineering service...
The latest innovations in concrete slab foundation

The latest innovations in concrete slab foundation

QPOD in combination with QuickSet is a patent-pending, fully insulated, internally braced, permanent formwork system that can exist either as a fully-insulated system or as edge insulation alone. The world of concrete slab foundation in new builds involves a slew of...
QPOD’s First-Ever Virtual Open Day

QPOD’s First-Ever Virtual Open Day

Last year, we plotted our event calendar and planned ahead for our Open Days this 2022. Unfortunately, the COVID restrictions put New Zealand on Red Alert, preventing us from conducting face-to-face events until further notice. So earlier this year, we’ve asked our...
Understanding the new H1/AS1 Insulation Regulations

Understanding the new H1/AS1 Insulation Regulations

Let’s establish the situation; MBIE has proceeded with changes to the roof, window, wall, and underfloor insulation requirements by issuing the new edition of Acceptable Solution H1/AS1 and Verification Method H1/VM1 for housing and small buildings. The new...
New Superslab Manual Release from Allied

New Superslab Manual Release from Allied

You will be pleased to know Allied have updated their manual for the Codemarked READY Superslab Foundation system. This means a lot for designers and architects who are specifying the Superslab system taking advantage of the Codemark and not requiring engineer input...
QPOD™ R Value

QPOD™ R Value

What does R-Value mean?The thermal resistance rating or R-Value is the measure used to determine a material’s ability to resist the transfer of heat. The higher the R-Value the better thermal resistance the product will provide. Around 14% of heat is typically...