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Intello airtight membrane
Intello airtight membrane
Intello airtight membrane

What is an airtight home?

Air tightness is the control of airflow in a building. When a building is properly fitted for air tightness leaks DO NOT occur at ceiling or wall junctions or plaster board joints. These leaks create discomfort & heat loss which means that the heating has to operate at a greater capacity to compensate. A building that solves for air tightness also protects the structure over its  lifetime because there is no moisture condensation which causes rot, damp, condensation or mould growth which has an extremely high allergic potential which is harmful to health.

Why it is airtightness important?

Achieving a reasonable level of air tightness is important for the energy efficiency of dwellings and the comfort of occupants. The benefits of improved insulation levels and more energy efficient heating systems are lost if warm air can leak out of a building and cold air can leak in.

Why build airtight dwellings?

Home energy use is responsible for approximately 27% of carbon dioxide (co2 emissions) and poor air tightness can be responsible for up to 40% of heat loss from buildings. As air tightness increases, the energy needed for heating (and cooling) reduces. Air tightness is absolutely essential in maximizing the effectiveness of thermal insulation, ensuring vast savings over a lifetime. An airtight building envelope represents the state of the art. All indications lead to the inclusion of air tightness requirements in future revisions to the Building Regulations

Airtight Facts

 - Airtightness is absolutely essential in maximizing the effectiveness of thermal insulation, ensuring vast savings over a lifetime.
 - It is environmentally friendly & reduces CO2 emissions
 - Owners & tenants want to save on heating costs with a cost-effective thermal insulation system
 - An airtight building envelope represents the state of the art. All indications lead to the inclusion of airtightness requirements in future revisions to the Building Regulations
 - In order to maximize effectiveness, every new or refurbished thermal insulation system requires a functioning airtight seal