Cavity Walls: The Present

Insulating a cavity wall with Kingspan Kooltherm Thermal performance is the fundamental building block of the modern cavity wall.

Whether you’re looking to build a Passivhaus property, or simply meet Building Regulation / Standard requirements, achieving the correct U-value for the external wall is absolutely critical.

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Scottish Building Standards Section 6

scot-build-blog From today, 1st October 2015, Scottish construction will take a significant step closer to Zero carbon building, with the introduction of new 2015 versions of the building standards incorporating a significant uplift in requirements for Section 6 for both Domestic… Read the rest
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Towards Nearly Zero Energy (non domestic) Buildings

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Non Domestic building standards are generally considered to be difficult to develop and address. The diversity and breadth of possible building types can be vast and as a result of this complexity, new standards get less attention and consideration compared Read the rest

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How to insulate a garage conversion: Part 4 – Floor Insulation

hammer and wooden floor In the final post in this series on insulating a garage conversion we are looking at the best methods of insulating the floor, to ensure that the cold concrete floor of a garage becomes the basis of a warm welcoming… Read the rest
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How to insulate a garage conversion: Part 3 – Roof Insulation

hammer and wooden floor In the last few blog posts we have looked at the Building Regulations and Standards required for insulating a garage conversion as well as the different methods of insulating the walls.

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How to insulate a garage conversion: Part 2 – Wall Insulation

hammer and wooden floor In the first post in this series we looked at the building regulations that have to be complied with when carrying out a garage conversion including the U-values required and today we will be looking at wall insulation.

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How to insulate a garage conversion: Part 1 – Building Regulations/Standards

hammer and wooden floor Converting a garage is an easy (and often affordable) way of creating more space in a house without carrying out major building work.

A key part of the work will be adding insulation to the garage in order to make … Read the rest

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How airtightness testing works

Sealing the OSB airtight layer When a building is being constructed one of the requirements from the Building Standards is that it should achieve a reasonable provision for airtightness. This blog post explains how it works.

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Welsh Building Regulations

Welsh building regulations

Today marks a major change for the construction industry in Wales with the launch of the Approved Documents L to the Building Regulations for Wales (ADL 2014). The headline 20% uplift for new non-domestic properties is markedly tougher than that Read the rest

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What can we expect from Part L Building Regulations?

Part L Guide

So, Part L launches today (8th October) at the BRE to come into force in April 2014. So, what we can expect?

  • The Part L1A 6% improvement in TER is actually the same general level as the 8% consulted on.
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