Posts tagged with "dampness"



02. March 2019
Multifoils like SuperQuilt are becoming more popular for insulation applications. Because of their high vapour resistance attention is needed, when installing such layers to standard roof structures, made of timber.

12. February 2018
To prevent damages at your building structure, you even need to have a good ventilation strategy during the building stage. Plenty of dampness, caused by rain and water-based building technologies (e.g. plastering), can create mould and rot.

05. April 2017
The most window fitters nowadays are still using various mastics, to seal the joint between the window cill and the window frame. They apply a thinner or thicker line of mastic to the cill and (whenever they´re more keen in the details) another line to the frame. So far, so good, but what happens during the installation? The window frame gets adjusted and leveled and even the weight of frame itself mostly squashs this sealant layer down to an almost unnoticeable barrier against heat loss and...

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...

Dampness during the contruction stage will cause trouble during winter
15. January 2016
Please consider the low temperatures at the moment which rise the risk of condensation. Irish plasterers do great internal plastering works but during their work, they bring plenty of dampness into the building. Despite the installation of vapour membranes upfront, the moisture in the attic rises significantly and can create damages on the insulation material and building structure. There are two reasons for: No. 1 - We mostly use vapour retarders because we want to achieve a low difussion...