Ventilation

We round-up articles looking at ventilation.

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28 November 2016 | by

Most of a building’s problems can be traced to moisture. It causes wood to decay, concrete to crack, fungus to grow, metals to corrode, pipes to burst (from the cycle of freezing and thawing), and it damages and discolours interior finishes. Understand moisture and you can prevent damp occuring.

18 April 2016 | by

This article explores the defining characteristics of the Passivhaus standard for eco-friendly dwellings.

29 March 2016 | by

A round-up of the gas safety regulations and guidance for those involved in residential development.

30 June 2015 | by

We explore how to improve the thermal performance of timber frame buildings.

24 March 2015 | by

An innovative stack system which has provided ventilation for the Palace of Westminster's debating chambers for more than 90 years is now being widely considered as a model for low-energy, sustainable ventilation in large public buildings.

01 February 2015 | by

U-values measure how effective a material is an insulator. We look in detail at terminology and core concepts when it comes to thermal performance.

02 January 2014 | by

The second in an eight-part series of articles examining the impact of climate change on the built environment, and the responses that can be made to those changes for both new-build and retro-fitting. This part focuses on excess heat.

01 August 2013 | by

Simon Lewis looks at how lessons can be learnt on a range of BIM projects.

17 July 2011 | by

This programme takes a look at the current state of ventilation in schools.

10 January 2010 | by

In this extract from Loft Conversion Project Guide, by the Construction Products Association, we look at good practice techniques and information on the need to provide ventilation to the converted roof.

01 May 2009 | by

NBS Technical Author, Charles Stirling, passes on his knowledge of vapour permeable membranes. Not forgetting their application in Scottish rigid sarking constructions gained in his experience north of the border.

01 March 2009 | by

We look at ways of mitigating the risk of condensation when insulating various roof types.

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