Ecological Building Systems
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Masonry construction is still the most common method of building in Ireland & the UK. It is widely accepted that to attain optimum levels of airtightness in masonry construction the internal block must be plastered continuously with a suitable plaster layer. In order to limit air leakage, it is critical that the plaster on the inside of external walls is continuous and bonds to adjacent building elements continuously without gaps or cracks occurring.
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.
The attic hatch is generally the single largest penetration in a ceiling of a building. The airtightness and thermal resistance of an attic hatch has a direct & significant effect on the overall thermal performance of a ceiling.
What Products Make Your First Team?
pro clima airtightness products have such a range of names ranging from SOLIDO to INTELLO, that people often wonder where they come from? In fact a builder once inquired if SOLIDO was named after an Italian striker! So we’ve decided to put together a pro clima team for the EURO’s! Here is our starting 11. We have a prize for the best suggested improvements.
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.
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.
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?