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Solitex Fronta Humida Windtight Breathable Membrane - Passive House Insulation Series (part 5)

Niall Crosson

By Niall Crosson

Tuesday 7th July 2020

In part five of Niall Crosson's Passive House Insulation Series, Niall shows how a protective windtight breathable membrane, Solitex Fronta Humida is applied and why it is important.

Solitex Fronta Humida Windtight Breathable Membrane - Passive House Insulation Series (part 5) Solitex Fronta Humida Windtight Breathable Membrane - Passive House Insulation Series (part 5)

Once Gutex Multitherm wood fibre insulation is installed on the outside of the timber frame wall of my new build passive house, Solitex Fronta Humida, a protective windtight breathable membrane, is applied. In this video, I outline the important role this membrane plays and shows how it is fixed using thermally broken fixings. Taping at overlaps and critical junctions with Pro Clima Tescon Vana tape is also covered.

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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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