Posts tagged with "airtightness"



05. February 2017
We all want to achieve the best values for air tightness for our homes. Good air tightness is not subjected to the brand of air tight products you use, but definitely how good and accurate they have been installed. It´s as always - the devil is in the detail. One of the most forgotten or bad treated detail regarding air tightness can be found in every socket. As far as I know, the conduits here in Ireland have to be used to protect the wires against aggressive substances coming out of the...

27. November 2016
There´s no universal solution available for insulation upgrade and refurbishment. Many home owners have been selected insulated plasterboard sheets to improve the insulation of their existing houses, and even a certain amount of new buildings get the "insulated slabs" installed to the external walls. By doing an internal wall insulation, you should make a survey upfront, regarding the risk of interstitial condensation. The trouble of the most standard insulation products is the fact of cooling...

12. November 2016
Penetrations of the vapour control layer need special attention regarding a permanent functional sealing. Some manufacturers are offering special grommets for the sealing of HRV ducts. Most of them are great but beside the cost factor, who stocks all the different sizes permanently? I did plenty of attempts how to seal the HRV ducts on an easy, affordable and save way. At the end, I found a solution by optimising the so called "flake bonding". By applying a total of 3 layers of air tight tape,...

31. October 2016
We´re continiously extending of our product range. Active 3 is a new Vapour Control Membrane with stronger performance values, compared to our standard membrane. To supply a full roof sealing system, we´re stocking now two different types of breathable roof membranes as well. The Classic Roof Membrane, made of 3 layers with a weight of roughly 120 gramm per square meter. The Strong Roof Membrane has 4 layers and a weight of roughly 160 gramm per square meter. Both membranes have a sd value of...

16. July 2016
It can be pretty devastating to see, how other trades dealing with already installed airtight membranes afterwards. No matter how bad it looks for the moment - all these additional and unexpected leakages need to get sealed properly again. Professional airtight installers will find solutions to bring messy installation back to a high airtight level.

04. July 2016
I´ve been often asked about the certificates for airtight products. It seems most architects, engineers or builders have heard something about NSAI, BS, CE and other standards but not everybody knows exactly what it means. CE (coming from the French "Conformité Européenne" - which means European Conformity) is a conformity marking for various products within the most European Countries. Whenever a harmonised European exists for a product category, the manufacturer (or importer) has to state...
22. June 2016
Many builders, airtight installers and self-builders are doing slight mistakes when it comes to airtight sealing of windows and doors. Sometimes they do not seal the bottom of the window frame, because it will covered by the window board afterwards. Sometimes they install the tape not as recommended by the manufacturer. But the most common mistake is the missing taping of extending window fixings like straps or joints between the lintels. It´s definitely not good enough to tape just the half...

18. May 2016
One of Tralee´s newest landmark buildings is almost ready for moving in now. Kerry County Council spent plenty of attention in the revamp (No. 28) and new build (no. 29) of Urban Terrace, Tralee. As a result beside the filling of a landmark site, the new occupants will get a state-of-the-art accomodation with pv solar powered heatpumps, demand controlled ventilation, triple-glazed alu-clad windows and much more. We supplied and installed the complete vapour control membranes and airtight tapes...

09. April 2016
Plenty of new and unique products for comprehensive sealing of buildings arrived. Our aim is, to deliver the best available solutions when it comes to building sealing against draughts, heat loss, water and water vapour diffusion. The new products will be introduced within the next days on our website & Facebook account. You can also visit our office in Tralee to get a full consultation regarding the right way of building sealing. Please stay in touch for the latest news.
05. March 2016
In fairness - the bonding performance of the self-sticking tapes will increase whenever the substrate get the recommended primer treatment before. But the bonding power of the adhesive is definitely much better still.

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