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What is Airtightness? Airtightness is primarily focusing on the elimination of all unintended gaps and cracks on the external envelope of the building. Airtightness is an essential part of creating a healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient living environment. In contrast, air leakage is where leaks occur due to gaps and cracks that should not be there in the first place.
More than 50 delegates from architectural practices and construction companies across the UK joined experts from Ecological Building Systems, product suppliers and industry experts recently at the company’s first ever CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) Masterclass.
It was incredible to see that among many technical products ranging from high-performance Solar Panels, heat pumps, combined heat and power and other impressive technical solutions, an ancient building material, lime and cork, used as far back as the Roman times won the award for the most energy efficient product.
Ecological Building Systems UK Ltd are delighted to bring you a unique opportunity to join industry leaders for a Masterclass event titled Insulating & Achieving Airtightness with Cross Laminated Timber. This one-off event will be held in London on Thursday, 11th May 2017.
Retrofitting thermal insulation in buildings presents a unique opportunity to significantly reduce heat losses, improve comfort and reduce fuel bills. This new training course will provide a unique opportunity to see the latest developments in low energy retrofits. The course also covers Passivhaus and Enerphit principles and provides guidance on how to optimise specifications to offset condensation risk.
One of the most significant factors required to maximize the energy efficiency of a roof, particularly when insulation follows the pitch of a roof, is to ensure that it is sealed both airtightly internally with a suitable vapour control layer such as INTELLO PLUS and wind tightly externally with a suitable diffusion open membrane such as SOLITEX PLUS CONNECT.
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.