Airtight house

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Airtightness is new to many of us but is becoming more and more important in our buildings both to protect against draughts and discomfort and even more so to protect the building fabric from damage.

As we move into a new energy conscious era, sustainable design and construction to achieve Low Energy, PassivHaus and Zero Carbon homes has moved to the forefront of the building and planning process. Codes and standards are in place which aim to reduce carbon emissions and create homes that are healthier and more sustainable. The only way to achieve PassivHaus, Low Carbon and Zero Carbon building is to ensure a high level of airtightness is attained.

That means designing and installing a continuous seal around the internal fabric of the external envelope to eliminate unwanted draughts, stop moisture from entering the structure from inside and yet allow any moisture that may enter the fabric to escape without causing damage. Once the airtight vapour check is in place and sealed with flexible and durable tapes, seals and glues, it also ensures that the insulation functions to its optimum performance, saving energy and drastically reducing carbon emissions for the lifetime of the building.

So there’s a lot more to airtightness than just stopping draughts! Here are some of the advantages:

  • Improve comfort by keeping out unwanted draughts
  • Halt heat loss through gaps in the building fabric
  • Stop moisture from entering the fabric, protecting it from damage such as rot
  • Increase the performance of insulation, thus reducing heat loss further
  • Optimise the performance of mechanical ventilation systems
  • Reduce noise pollution
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Save lots of money - investment in airtightness pays for itself over and over again

Comfort Solutions Ireland are experts in the design and implementation of airtightness systems and work with leading manufacturers such as Ampack of Switzerland and Pro-Clima of Germany to bring our customers the best products and systems available. Why not contact us today for more information on how airtight construction can improve your build and enhance comfort in your life.

Please contact us also regarding Windtight solutions for your home or business premises. 


Client Testimonials


Happy Customer, Newport

I decided to have the insulation of my 2005 built house checked after finding it difficult to keep the rooms warm during the bad winter of 2015/16. Draughts, cold spots and a boiler that was always on the go meant it was time to do something. After a lot of... Read more

Sean & Ann Tarmey, Ballintober

We found the house was difficult to heat and it became cold very quickly. Since the external wall insulation, attic insulation and new windows were installed, we have a much warmer comfortable home, and are making huge savings on our fuel bill. The colour render we chose on the exterior... Read more

Ciara O’Riordan, Westport

Fergus and his team were excellent to deal with from the outset. Fergus' knowledge & customer service is second to none. All of the Comfort Solutions team were extremely polite, punctual & their attention to detail was excellent. We got cavity wall insulation and attic insulation and we immediately noticed... Read more

Eithne O' Malley, Louisburgh

Loft Insulation

We had our attic insulated last year by Comfort Solutions and have been more than happy with the results.

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Brian Mc Nulty, Wicklow

I had a pellet boiler installed incorrectly and after much searching, came across Comfort Solutions. While they didn't install the boiler initially, they re-installed the boiler correctly and corrected everything. I was not only impressed with the installation, but by the back-up and service afterward. I have no reservation in... Read more

Brendan Coyne, Castlebar

Solar Thermal & Condensing Boiler

I am delighted with the results of the work done on my house. Particularly pleased with the solar panels to date. High efficiency boiler is very effective.

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Liam Moloney, Donegal

Energy Efficient Retrofit

Comfort Solutions were for me the ideal solution in providing a complete package of home energy and insulation improvements. I also appreciated their prompt and reliable service.

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Mary O' Gara, Ballintober

External & Flat Roof Insulation

I have a bungalow built in 1950 with solid walls. It was always difficult to heat. Comfort Solutions insulated it on the outside for me. It made a huge difference. My house is much warmer and retains the heat longer. I use less fuel. I was... Read more

Happy Customer, Westport

Cavity Wall & Loft Insulation

The advice I received from Comfort Solutions was excellent. We opted for the cavity wall filling and loft insulation. Quality of materials and workmanship, I couldn't fault. Since their work, I would estimate that we are saving about 30% on our fuel bills and have a... Read more

Tom Healy, Ballinaboy

External Insulation & DPC

From start to finish my experience of Comfort Solutions has been very good. I found the Company to be first class in particular Fergus Mc Manamon. I am delighted with the final product and I am in no doubt we will see the benefit of it way... Read more