Ecological Building Systems
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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.
In our latest blog Darren O'Gorman (Technical Support Engineer) answers some common questions asked about the cost of making a building airtight. These questions include What savings can be made by making a dwelling airtight, What airtightness should one be aiming for and is there a problem with a building being to airtight
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.