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MOISTURE IN BUILDINGS

Moisture complications can be overcome by airtightness, they have been the death of numerous structures, prominent to expensive destruction and painful inside situations...

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HEAT LOSS FROM BUILDINGS

Whenever building a structure, airtightness should always be considered as the key thing. The phenomenon of heat loss or transfer of heat occurs in three ways: convection, conduction and radiation....

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AIRTIGHTNESS PRODUCTS INSTALLATION

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...

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AIRTIGHT RETROFIT

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...

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AIRTIGHTNESS IN TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION

With timber frame, creating a continuous layer is all the more important as weak points in the airtight vapour control layer may cause interstitial condensation, resulting in degradation of building materials.

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AIRTIGHTNESS TESTING

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).

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WINDOW INSULATION TAPES

Air passing through the space from inside to outside of the thermal envelope causes wind-washing. Thermal bypass can reduce performance of an insulated building element by 40-70%. That’s the main reason why window insulation tapes are so important.

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AIRTIGHTNESS TAPES

Many building materials are airtight, such as: concrete, good quality OSB, plaster and vapour control layers. To create an efficient airtight design, the airtight materials have to be connected together to make a continous layer. Our Airtightness Tapes can be used in a variety of situations.

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BEST CHRISTMAS WISHES

Whole Team of Clean Energy Ireland would like to Thank you for the last year and wish you peaceful, family Christmas. May the 2018 give you the opportunity to realize your dreams, rediscover your strengths and rejoice the pleasure that life would bring your way.

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Airtightness Training Course

AIRTIGHTNESS TRAINING COURSE

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 ...

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PASSIVE HOUSE DESIGN - AIRTIGHTNESS PRODUCTS

Air tightness is defined as preventing the flow of unplanned air entering a building through gaps and cracks in the building fabric which leads to an energy efficient, affordable, eco-friendly construction. 

An air-tight membrane is installed on the inside of building envelope; this inner barrier protects the interior of the building against infiltration of outside air. Insulation prevents the escape of heat from the inside.

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BLOWERPROOF BRITISH BOARD OF AGREAMENT

The British Board of Agreament has awarded the Certificate for the Blowerproof product.

This product has been assessed by the British Board of Agreament as being fit for its intended use. Provided it is installed, used and maintained as set out in this Certificate.

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50-YEAR DURABILITY CERT FOR AIR TIGHT PRODUCTS

Gerband won it from the University of Kassel in Germany for three of its premier airtightness products.

The certification has been awarded to Gerband Sd vapour control and airtight membrane, Gerband 586 airtightness tape, and Gerband Fortax 6400 internal adhesive sealant.

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PASSIVE HOUSE SYSTEMS ATTENDS AN OFF-SITE LONDON

Thanks to all who visited our stand at the very successful Off-Site show in London recently.

We announced the LABC certification at the show and launched 3 new products.

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GERBAND ACHIEVES LABC CERTIFICATION

We are delighted to announce that the Gerband Air tightness system has achieved LABC certification.

LABC Registered Details is a certification system proving compliance with building regulations and standards across England, Wales and Scotland.

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