- Draughts: A to Z of draughtproofing
Draughts are part and parcel of any home. Defined as “A current of cool air in a room or other confined space”, draughts are generally unwelcome unlike a nice refreshing breeze on a warm day. In simple terms draughts find their way in uninvited and make you uncomfortable whereas a breeze is something we go ...
- Catflaps: A to Z of draughtproofing
Catflaps – cat owners will know all about these. Do you prefer a prolonged rattle and bang every time your cat goes through the catflap together with a draught round the ankles, or getting up every five minutes to open the door for your cat?
These have traditionally been the options for cat owners whose cats ...
- Building regulations: A to Z of draughtproofing
Building regulations give a specification for many aspects of constructing a house. Building regulations for England are laid out in the Building Act 1984. Part L deals with “conservation of fuel and power” and covers:
the insulation values of building elements, the allowable area of windows, doors and other openings, air permeability of the structure, ...
- Airtightness: A to Z of draughtproofing
Airtightness is key to concepts of draughtproofing. If air can’t get past a barrier then by definition that barrier is airtight. This is great for keeping biscuits fresh, and for keeping your home comfortable. It can be a relative term though and something that’s difficult to measure, so here we look a little closer.
The Passivhaus ...
- Fitting windows effectively for top energy performance
Fitting windows effectively for top energy performance
A recent technical article in The Installer magazine on fitting windows effectively raises a very good point: any energy saving measure is only as good as its installation, particularly when it comes to windows. We were shocked to read that windows can be so poorly fitted, assuming naïvely that ...