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Outside Wall Insulation - Passive House Installation Series (part 4)

Niall Crosson

By Niall Crosson

Friday 3rd July 2020

In part four of Niall Crosson's Passive House Insulation Series, Niall outlines the basic principles and benefits of applying Gutex Multitherm to Passive House timber frame walls.

Outside Wall Insulation - Passive House Installation Series (part 4) Outside Wall Insulation - Passive House Installation Series (part 4)

Part four of my Passive House Insulation series I provide basic principles and benefits of using Gutex Multitherm insualtion externally on my Passive House timber frame home.  I also provide insight into the application of Gutex Thermofibre blown-in woodfibre between the timber studs and the importance of pre fitting Gutex Thermoflex flexible woodfibre insulation to the inaccessible areas before installing the blown-in insulation.  The importance of using Solitex Fronta Humida over the outside of the Gutex Multitherm, when a block wall (outer leaf) will be on the outside of the construction is explained. The fixing method for the Gutex is also outlined in this video.

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Niall Crosson

Niall Crosson

Group Technical Manager (BTech, MEngSc, MIEI, CEPHC)

Niall is the Group Technical Manager for Ecological Building Systems and was also the company’s first employee. Niall holds a first class honours degree as a Bachelor of Technology and a Masters in Eng.Sc. Niall is a certified Passivhaus Consultant and has provided technical guidance on many award winning low energy projects in Ireland and the UK, and has authored or co-authored several chapters in both the Passivhaus Handbook and the Passivhaus Designers Manual. Niall is also on the board of directors of the Irish Green Building Council and provides guidance on several national standards committees.  Along with this, Niall has contributed to several construction publications including The Journal of the RIAI.

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