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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Adrian Hogan, Westport

We were very happy with the service that Comfort Solutions provided for us - our apartment is now properly ventilated to the correct standards which means that we've been able to rent it out again with a view to living there ourselves eventually.

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Barry & Marion Talbot, Westpor

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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

Liam Moloney, Derrybeg, Co. Donegal

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I am happy to recommend Fergus McManamon and the Comfort Solutions team who worked on my house. They did attic insulation, change of boiler and a series of improvements in heating and energy economy. The house is now warmer and dryer.

 

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