Standards & Credentials
Fletcher Insulation strives to meet the highest level of every available national or international standard for its products and processes. We hold credentials granted by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), Global Mark (for our Quality Management Systems), the National Construction Code (NCC), Safe Work Australia (formerly the Australian Safety and Compensation Council) and other national and global organisations.
GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICE AUSTRALIA (GECA)
Fletcher Insulation is Australia’s first insulation company to be GECA certified for its glasswool batts and unfaced blanket range of products. This independent accreditation system recognises the development and manufacturing of products that have proven environmental performance and is recognised worldwide through its affiliations.
Products that are ‘GECA Certified’ automatically comply with the requirements under Emissions and Indoor Environment Quality. GECA accreditation benefits consumers in knowing that their choice of Fletcher® Insulation products for their insulation requirements will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the impact on the environment during the product’s entire life cycle.
Building products and systems displaying the CodeMark logo have building approval in all states and territories in Australia and in New Zealand. In Australia, certification is against the National Construction Code (NCC) and in New Zealand it is against the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC).
CodeMark reduces time and costs associated with seeking building approvals. Rather than seeking approval in individual states or territories – in Australia this might have meant up to eight individual applications – with CodeMark you only seek approval once. If approved, the product is accepted in all states and territories in Australia (NCC compliant) and in New Zealand (NZBC compliant). Fletcher Insulation Pink Batts® insulation (GM-CM30006 Rev B) and Permastop® Building Blanket with Roof Rack® (GM-CM30007 Rev.B) have been awarded CodeMark certification.
Global-Mark ISO 9001 certification confirms our Quality Management Systems and instils confidence that Fletcher Insulation is a proven, compliant company. These standards are designed to provide a framework that will assist in identifying hazards/issues/processes, quantify associated risks and implement control methods to eliminate, reduce or control these issues. Fletcher Insulation has received third party product certification to AS/NZS 4859.1 ‘Materials for the Thermal Insulation of Buildings’ from Global-Mark for the majority of its glasswool insulation products used in residential and commercial buildings.
MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS
The production of environmentally sustainable FBS-1 Glasswool Bio-Soluble Insulation® utilises approximately 80% recycled glass. Fletcher Insulation also uses recycled paper in the production of its Sisalation® foil products.
FBS-1 GLASSWOOL BIO-SOLUBLE INSULATION®
Fletcher Insulation glasswool products are manufactured from FBS-1 Glasswool Bio-Soluble Insulation®.
FBS-1 Glasswool Bio-Soluble Insulation® is safe to use and meets the criteria of Safe Work Australia to be classified as non-hazardous. Fletcher Insulation™ glasswool can be used with confidence in any residential, commercial or industrial application.
The National Construction Code (NCC) requires that all insulation complies with the energy efficiency provisions outlined in Australian/New Zealand standard 4859.1. Other requirements for insulation products outlined in the NCC, depending on the application, include compliance with fire standards AS1530.1, AS1530.2, AS1530.3 or UL181.
AUSTRALIAN MADE AND PROUD OF IT
Fletcher Insulation is a leading Australian manufacturer of insulation products with glasswool plants in VIC and NSW and a foil plant in NSW.