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In this blog post we will delve a little deeper into one of the major benefits of what are known as 'solid acrylic' adhesives. We will discuss why these are particularly crucial for achieving long term airtight bonds especially in damper climates such as that experienced in the UK and Ireland.
Fintan Wallace from Ecological Building Systems, a specialist in high performance, environmentally-friendly building materials, discusses the benefits and eco credentials of natural jute insulation.
At the turn of the 18th century, when construction techniques moved from boarded floors installed directly on the ground to suspended timber floors over a ventilated
chamber, the innovation solved a significant problem. Previously, floor timbers had been prone to damp and rot thanks to their direct contact with the moist ground. Now, the free movement of air in the ventilated area between the ground and the floorboards ensured the timbers were not degraded in this way.
llias Igoumenidis from Ecological Building Systems discusses how thermal plaster has helped to transform a derelict 19th century cottage in the Cumbrian village of Allonby into a desirable holiday retreat. When Steven Wooldridge and his son Luke bought Glen Cottage with the aim of transforming the dilapidated property into a haven for holidaymakers, he knew it would be a labour of love to bring the cottage back to life without compromising any of its original character and charm
Professionals from across the Passivhaus, architectural and building physics communities gathered in London and Swindon during October thanks to an airtightness events programme hosted by Ecological Building Systems, in partnership with the BBA and pro clima
Whatever the elements of your dream home, there’s no shortage of ideas in the media. But, for me, the flashy mansions of reality TV shows are not the source of inspiration; it’s the design experts unveiling true innovation in the way we’re reimagining living spaces that I find really exciting
Innovation is an over-used word that has, inevitably perhaps, lost its impact - even when it’s used in the context of something truly innovative. But that doesn’t mean that we should lose our drive to innovate or cease to be awed by the extraordinary. On the contrary; it simply means that we all need to raise our game in order to take concepts of innovation beyond the homogenous and every day.