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. 

 

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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

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I was very impressed by the no nonsense approach of the contractor, the price was agreed the contract completion date set and I was kept informed of progress and problems at all stages of the contract, everything was completed on time with no extras.

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

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I have recently had my home insulated by Comfort Solutions and I am thrilled by the difference it has made. No fuss no mess and no problems during and after the insulation . A really professional job carried out to a very high standard by a very friendly crew. I... Read more

Anonymous, 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.

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I'm delighted with the service from Comfort Solutions! I would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends. My home is now so warm and snug - thanks Fergus

 

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I was very impressed by the no-nonsense approach of the contractor, the price was agreed the contract completion date set and I was kept informed of progress and problems at all stages of the contract, everything was completed on time with no extras, the site was cleaned up every evening,... Read more