What is the Passivhaus Standard?

Highland Housing Passivhaus New Build As the leading international low-energy performance standard, attaining Passivhaus status is one of the most challenging but rewarding approaches to minimising a building’s energy usage.

In this weekly series of blog posts, building up to the Passivhaus Trust Conference in … Read the rest

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A warning from a concerned Building Control Officer

warning tape One of our technical team had a call from a concerned Building Control Officer who had just returned from a site inspection. Here’s the story…

During the site visit the Officer inspected a brick and block cavity wall. On plan Read the rest

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How to insulate a concrete floor

Insulating a concrete floor There are a number of different ways of insulating a concrete floor. Much depends upon whether the floor is new or existing; how the floor will be used; the type of construction, and what you want to achieve.

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Date: May 16, 2014
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How to fit spotlights, recessed lights and downlights in insulation

Fitting lights into insulation This post is about how to fit lights, downlighters, recessed lights or spotlights into insulation safely and securely.

Kingspan Insulation is such a high performing insulation that if you place a downlight or spotlight directly into it without taking appropriate Read the rest

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