Ecological Building Systems

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Solitex Plus Connect - Diffusion Open Roofing Underlay

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.  pro clima

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Posted on Monday, 25 July 2016

The Wellhöfer 4D attic hatch

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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Posted on Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Ecological Going to the Euro's

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. 

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Posted on Thursday, 9 June 2016

Wind Tightness - The Missing Link In Thermal Performance

Fintan Wallace (Architectural Technologist & Certified European Passivhaus designer/tradesperson) from Ecological Building Systems UK Ltd discusses
the importance of Fintan Wallace Ecological Building SystemsWind Tightness in ensuring a roof build up delivers its designed thermal performance.

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Posted on Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Ask The Expert - Insulating a Roof

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?

 

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Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2016

Ask The Expert - Thermally Upgrading Suspended Floors

Suspended floors are one of the leakiest and thermally inefficient elemetns of the fabric of older buildings, particularly where there are gaps between old floorboards.Upgrading Suspended Floors
 
While it is desirable to reduce heat loss in this area, one should take care that an improvement in thermal performance does not lead to condensation risk and moisture induced problems in the long term.  

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Posted on Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Ask The Expert Thermally Upgrading Suspended Floors

Suspended floors are one of the leakiest and thermally inefficient elemetns of the fabric of older buildings, particularly where there are gaps between old floorboards. Suspended Timber Floor
 
While it is desirable to reduce heat loss in this area, one should take care that an improvement in thermal performance does not lead to condensation risk and moisture induced problems in the long term.  

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Posted on Wednesday, 4 May 2016

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