Ecological Building Systems
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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 Wellhöfer 4D attic hatch not only features a certified airtight and pre insulated attic door, but also features an independent airtightness sealing system which seals the hatch frame to the surrounding timber joists, noggins or the adjacent airtightness and vapour control layer. The hatch door is not only 3rd party certified airtight door, but the additional hatch frame sealing system has also received 3rd party airtightness certification
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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.
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?