Archive May 2016
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Suspended floors are one of the leakiest and thermally inefficient elemetns of the fabric of older buildings, particularly where there are gaps between old floorboards. While it is desirable to reduce heat loss in this area, one should take care that an improvement in thermal performance does not lead to condensation risk and moisture induced problems in the long term.
At the design stage, whether detailing a new build or retrofit, externally insulating a roof can be the most effective option to upgrade thermal performance. This is especially pertinent if there is a living space in the roof.
A local Architect asked the following questions regarding this subject recently:
Why Should I Consider Specifying External Insulation on a Roof?
Everyone at Ecological Building Systems would like to congratulate our very own Peter Smith (Technical Advisor) who was recently granted Passive House Tradesperson Certification from the Passive House Institute.
The certification covers general Passive House principles such as Building physics and ecology, airtightness and the construction process/quality assurance.
Ecological Building Systems UK Ltd are delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Turner as Technical Sales Manager.
A BBA-competent U-value assessor and who has been involved in developing CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) European standards, Neil brings more than 14 years’ experience in the building products sector to Ecological Building Systems
Fintan Wallace (Architectural Technologist & Certified European Passivhaus designer/tradesperson) from Ecological Building Systems UK Ltd discusses
the importance of Wind Tightness in ensuring a roof build up delivers its designed thermal performance.