The Good Homes Alliance has published a very practical one-page tool to help designers and local authorities cut the overheating risk of developments right from the start.
Most newly-constructed buildings in the UK and Ireland must undergo an airtightness test. But how does airtightness testing work, what different types of tests are there, and what do you need to do to get a building ready for testing?
Understand the difference between smart vapour variable membranes & the patented vapour control layer Majrex.
There is a widespread assumption that leaks in the building fabric supply useful ventilation air. The building regulations count on it, and ask less of the installed ventilation as a result. But can we really rely on gaps and cracks to help ventilate our buildings?
Achieving a good airtightness test result doesn’t have to be hard, but it isn’t always easy. We sort fact from fiction by debunking some of the most infamous mistruths we’ve heard about airtight buildings.