Posts tagged with "passivehouse"

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. January 2016
The best airtightness installation is completely worthless in case of "improvements" and "changes" caused by other tradesmen afterwards. Based on our experience, we´ve collected so far at Irish construction sites, we would highly recommend the launch of two measures to ensure the best airtightness results during the complete construction stage and afterwards: 1. Training and sensitisation of other affected trades (e.g. plumbers, electricians, drywall installers) regarding how to deal properly...

10. March 2015
Once again- DPC is not the a versatile sealing material. It just prevents the rising of dampness on the first or second layer of blockwork. On the photos above you can see a timber framed house, where DPC was used beneath the window frames. The course covered the entire horizontal joist of the stud work and caused dampness here. This happened du to "sweating" of the timber under the non-breathable DPC. Fortunately we had to remove the DPC on the inner side of the window to ensure the proper...

03. December 2014
A huge Irish window manufacturer is not getting tired of screaming out the supply of 5 passive house certified window systems. That sounds great, but what does it mean? Unfortunately it means only that the passive house certified window system meets the criterias for a passive house window as tested in the laboratory. One important point was absolutely not mentioned or tested for the certification - the proper fitting. To get an idea how important the fitting is, just have a look on the photo...

26. October 2014
The best passive house rated doors and windows are pointless without a proper fitting and sealing. The property owner was thinking of filling the cavity between the doorframe and the blocks by using concrete. He can do this now, after we installed an insulation layer and a sealing to prevent rising damp.