Early construction forensic air pressure test improves new building’s fabric air permeability by 50%

Forensic Airtightness Testing and Strategy by Heat, Space and Light Ltd has helped a new build home in Dorset achieve a drop in its final airtightness rate that will result in £100s of heating savings every year, turning it from… Continue reading

How airtightness testing differs between Building Regs and Passive House – and why it matters so much

Using a smoke pen to detect leaks during airtightness testing

Building Regulations Part F wants to know how much air (in m3hr) passes through each metre square area of the fabric (m2). This is the Air Permeability (AP or m3.hr/m2) figure of the building. To get the AP figure, one… Continue reading

The Interim Independent Report following Grenfell savages UK Fire Safety and Building Regulations

Financial conflicts of interest, confusion about the rules, lack of responsibility and waiting “to be told what to do”. The Interim Report from Dame Judith Hackitt (DBE FREng) is scathing of the current UK Building regulations, and those within the… Continue reading