Home Construction R-value Calculator

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This webpage calculates the R-value of walls, roofs and suspended floors for most insulation material R-values. It uses the "isothermal planes" method, the same method as used in NZS4214:2006.

I have recently implemented some changes to the way assemblies with multiple adjacent insulation layers such as truss roofs with a second layer of insulation are calculated. Check out the details here.

Some of the possible material combinations may not be suitable for actual constructions, i.e. EPS based claddings directly fixed on timber framing. Please make sure to select only appropriate material combinations.

If your construction is not listed, please send an e-mail to designnavigator@gmail.com with a description and a detail drawing (pdf) of it.

Please select the element type. Then choose the construction details and enter the R-value of the insulation either directly in the text box or by choosing a product from the right panel.

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List of Insulation Products

The listed R-values are based on manufacturer information.

The selected R-value will be automatically transfered into the currently selected cell of the construction calculator.