GARAGE CONVERSION AUDIT
STRUCTURAL LOFT CONVERSION AUDIT
PRE-PURCHASE FEASABILITY CONSULTATION
STEEL WORK CONNECTIONS
INTERIOR MINOR ALTERATIONS
CDM & ASSOCIATED REPORTS
HEALTH & SAFETY REPORTS
3D MODELLING (from)
SOIL INVESTIGATION REPORTS
AIR PRESSURE TESTING
BUILDING CONTROL APPLICATIONS
AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING
SOUND INSULATION TESTING
PART F VENTILATION TESTING
RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVICE & INSTALL
THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEYS & TESTING
CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES
PART G WATER CALCS
DOMESTIC EPC’S FOR LANDLORDS & HOMEOWNERS
Modern homes and buildings are much more than brick and plaster, it is a place where you will grow with your family and want everything done to the best of every detail. Architects today have a large selection of energy-efficient building materials that combine the comfort of interior space with lower energy costs. So, if you want to save, invest initially in your home and enjoy later the honours these savings supplies give you. And all this with an awareness of environmental conservation.
Before you begin construction, determine what matters to you and your loved ones. Set clear expectations about what you are looking for through building a home that will ensure that your costs will not increase later. Do your research before you build, shop around for the right builder, then communicate with your builder, make sure to figure out the cost of living in your proposed build location and find out if you qualify for home improvement or energy-efficiency tax credits or rebates.
When renovating or constructing a new building, it is important to pay attention to the right combination of design and insulation as it can significantly affect the properties of the building. For example, it is important to avoid thermal bridges that can cause condensation. Also, designers and builders should consider the thermal performance of selected insulation materials. Thermal conductivity shows how well the material insulates in perfect conditions: the lower the value, the better the characteristics.
However, energy-efficient construction does not depend solely on low thermal conductivity. Installation of insulation will not be easy at all because even small air pockets, for example, when insulating irregular shapes such as an old roof or wall, can have a drastic effect on energy performance. the fact is that the first renovation of the building will not be done for at least 30 years, so it is important to consider how the material will behave in the long run.
What should you look for when choosing insulating materials?
1. Characteristics throughout the service life, as some insulating materials contain gases that dissipate over time and thus reduce the insulation value.
2. Dimensional stability: Some materials when purchased have a low thermal conductivity value but can change over time due to changes in temperature and weather conditions in general, so energy efficiency can be reduced.
3. Vapour permeability: If moisture builds up in a material, it can affect energy performance in certain materials and can cause moulds and fungi to develop. If so, choose insulation that allows moisture to pass through.
Stone wool insulation is the best possible choice for energy-efficient and sustainable new buildings and renovations for many reasons. First of all, it requires less energy, money and CO2 emissions, it remains in that place for as long as the building exists. It is easy to install in both old and new projects, exterior insulation can enhance the appearance of your home, retains its shape and thermal properties during use leaks moisture and steam is long-lasting, does not pass noise and provides fire protection because it is made of natural stone. The indoor climate in your home remains cosy all year long, with warmer walls and floors.