Insulation is a fundamental element in any building, playing a crucial role in maintaining indoor comfort and energy efficiency. It acts as a barrier against the transfer of heat, keeping homes warm in winter and cool in summer. To make informed decisions about insulation, it’s essential to grasp the basics. Types of Insulation: Insulation materials […]
Me: Are you having a blower door test done? You: What does that even mean? Is that a thing I need to think about? I mean I feel draughts from under my front door and my bathroom is freezing because the exhaust fan lets in tonnes of air… and as soon as I turn my
So roof blanket or vapour permeable membrane – which one is better? This is a conversation we come up against almost daily in our line of work, as homeowners and builders are often stuck between what’s easy and “normal” and what they suspect might be better. They want to understand the difference between the standard
Whether you’re a builder, architect or homeowner, this may be a question you have asked yourself during the course of your project. I’ve heard it before and the other Friday when I was at the Pro Clima installation training day in Mount Gambier, in our post demo chit chat, one of the builders piped up.
When you’re talking about thermal performance, you end up referring to everything in terms of it’s “value’, R value, U value, K value, lambda value – but what does this mean? This article focuses on the two most commonly discussed values – R value and the U value. R value is typically used to tell
“But we like it outside” “I like to hear the birds” “I don’t want to suffocate in my house” “The idea of air tightness makes me feel claustrophobic” These are common comments I hear when I talk to friends and family about my line of work. There is a huge information gap between those of