Installing an airtight system on a building involves the fitting of tape and membrane to eliminate air leakage from the building. This is measured in “air changes per hour”, the aim being to reduce this number to as close to zero as possible. Current building regulations require all new builds, both domestic and commercial take Air tightness into consideration at the design stage to ensure that as a nation we are building more efficient properties that retain their heat for longer.
Air leakage is a loss or gain of air in and out of a building. This happens unintentionally when constructing the outer perimeter of the building and typically will take place through:
A survey is carried out by Cooper Insulation to determine what needs to be done to meet the architects/engineers requirements and current building regulations.
Cavity wall insulation
Spray foam insulation
New build insulation
Dry lining / Internal insulation
Timber frame insulation
Heating system upgrades
Heating control upgrades
BER assessment & certification