Gerband Achieves LABC Certification

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Leading airtightness manufacturer Gerband has received 50-year durability certification. Gerband won it from the University of Kassel in Germany for three of its premier airtightness products. The certification got an award for Gerband Sd2 vapour control and airtight membrane, Gerband 586 airtightness tape, and Gerband Fortax 6400 internal adhesive sealant. This certification is a testament […]

50 year Durability Certificate

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Leading airtightness manufacturer Gerband has received 50-year durability certification. Gerband won it from the University of Kassel in Germany for three of its premier airtightness products. The certification got an award for Gerband Sd2 vapour control and airtight membrane, Gerband 586 airtightness tape, and Gerband Fortax 6400 internal adhesive sealant. This certification is a testament […]

Airtightness Tapes

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You can create an efficient airtight design, using airtightness tapes. Many building materials are airtight such as concrete, good quality OSB, plaster, and vapour control layers. The airtightness tapes and materials have to stay connected together to make a continuous layer. You can use Airtightness tapes in a variety of situations. Common uses include: sealing windows […]

Airtightness Testing

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Airtightness testing is a vital step if planning to achieve an effective air permeability. Airtightness testing is required under technical guidance document part: L and the test must be carried out by a certified tester to Test Standard IS EN:13829:2000 (Thermal performance of buildings. Determination of air permeability of buildings. Fan pressurization method). The air […]

Window Insulation Tapes

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Using Window Insulation Tapes and achieving a continuous and efficient airtight layer is only half the battle. Thermal bypass (commonly known as wind-washing) can have a detrimental effect on a buildings heating efficiency. Penetration of air into and around the insulating fabric from outside, reduces the performance of the insulation. Air passing through the space from […]

Airtightness Training Course

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Passive House Systems (Registered as Training Providers with Engineers Ireland) are delighted to announce that our Airtightness Training Course now offers structured CIRI CPD. Our Airtightness Training Course benefits designers, builders, and construction students. It covers the following: – The importance of airtightness & vapour control, – The differences between airtightness & wind tightness, – […]

Moisture in buildings

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Moisture complications can be overcome by airtightness, they have been the death of numerous structures, prominent to expensive destruction and painful inside situations. In further delicate situations like clinics and universities, the health influences can even be unsafe. What Causes Moisture Problems? Moisture complications happen when extra dampness collects or develops stuck in a portion of a […]

Airtightness in Timberframe Constructions

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Timber frame construction allows for achievement of excellent levels of air permeability. However, extra  attention has to be given to the design of the airtightness in timber frame, to be effective. Unlike masonry or concrete construction, where inherently airtight materials are used, timber frame construction requires the use of an AVCL (Airtight vapour control layer) membrane, this also has to protect […]

Airtightness Retrofit

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Did you know that by an airtight retrofit home, you can not only identify but also correct the traditional envelope problems of buildings? Unfortunately, conventional products are unable to provide an effective solution to the majority of building’s envelope problems, which include: Vapour drive Non-conventional framing Unventilated attics Air infiltration Benefits of Effective Insulation: There are many […]

Airtightness Product Installation

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Are you looking for airtightness products installation at your home? If yes, you are in the right place. Constructing a building with proper airtightness is a simple straightforward procedure. However, to ensure the best execution of airtightness, you need to take several steps before and during the process of airtightness installation. These steps are:1. The first and the […]

Phonotherm 200 – Insulate and seal with ease

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Phonotherm 200, manufactured by BOSIG in Germany, is perfectly suited for tough jobs and extreme construction work. Its simple design completes the ouststanding features. Phonotherm 200 can be used in the following applications: Damp and wet applications, Bathroom, Kitchen, Gates and doors, Vehicle farming, Windows, Facades and walls, Under floor construction. The special recipe, which consits of PUR-based […]

Passive House Systems Showroom

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Our showroom, located at our office in Ballincollig, is now ready for viewing. We have spent weeks designing and creating a purpose-built house with our Airtightness and Solar PV systems to demonstrate how these products will operate and benefit the building. The model is internally lined with our Gerband SD Control Membrane and sealed with our Gerband 586 Universal Tape. Using […]

We have renamed our “PHS Optima Vario” to “PHS Fusion Variable”

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’PHS Fusion Variable Plus’ is 100% the same product as ‘PHS Optima Vario’, but to facilitate very exciting new product introductions we have changed the name. Same price. Same barcode. Same install instructions. Same colouring and packaging. Same great specification & functionality. Facilitates the introduction of more great are always available to provide product advice and assistance. […]