The building fabric needs to be air tight before applying any renewable technology to ensure maximum energy efficiency.
We advise our clients on how to achieve optimum air tightness and conduct air tightness tests as appropriate:
For a retrofit project we conduct air tightness tests at the start of the project and advise clients on what they can achieve if they take certain measure.
On a new build, we advise clients on how design can impact on their energy efficiency – the earlier we get involved the more impact we can make to achieving a low energy home.
Air tightness testing is an absolute must. Failing to conduct air tightness tests at appropriate times throughout your project is like wallpapering over cracks. In other words, you are just storing up problems for the future.