Understanding Thermal Bridging within Wall Systems for the NCC 2019 – Vol 1 has never been easier. The steps below will allow you to create systems that meet J 1.5 – Total System R-value for walls (AS/NZS 4859.2:2018) requirements, including thermal bridging (NZS 4214:2006).
Step 1 – Let’s first reuse the Lightweight Cladding (Cavity fixed to 92mm steel frame) Wall System we created in Wall Systems Tutorial 1 – Getting Started.
Step 2 – Adjusting a Walls thermal bridging elements could not be easier. Simply navigate the material layers and select the insulation layer. Here you will find access to additional features that enable you to change the properties of your wall in line with NZS 4214:2006.
Step 3 – You can adjust the primary material from timber to steel and the area occupied by the thermal bridging element to assess design options.
Step 4 - When your happy, simply click Performance Solution and download your Report.