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Aldas are the most experienced airtightness testers and consultants in the UK, Paul with over 30 years’ experience alone.
Aldas are experienced trainers and originated the “Airtightness Champion” concept, as well delivering numerous on-site trainings and many CPD seminars to architects and builders. Aldas developed the 12 Steps to Airtightness approach to enable UK contractors to reliably deliver airtightness in Passivhaus and other low-energy projects.
- Airtightness Consultancy
- Design advice & Planning
- Airtightness Testing
- Training courses & CPD
What We Offer
Aldas offer a range of services to help you achieve the best Airtightness for your project.
Design Planning & Consultancy
The key to achieving good airtightness is in the planning and design phase
Aldas are the most experienced Airtightness testers and consultants in the UK
Aldas are able to offer both on and off-site training in airtightness to help you achieve minimal air leaks
Aldas is a collective of different people coming together to reliably deliver airtight buildings
Airtightness consultant. FOUNDER
Paul Jennings of Aldas is the most experienced airtightness tester and consultant in the UK, with over 30 years’ experience.
Paul is an experienced trainer and originated the “Airtightness Champion” concept, as well as delivering numerous on-site trainings and many CPD seminars to architects and builders. He developed the 12 Steps to Airtightness approach to enable UK contractors to reliably deliver airtightness in Passivhaus and other low-energy projects.
He has presented at many conferences and demonstrated test equipment at others. He has also given talks at Passivhaus conferences in Vancouver and Germany, as well as in the UK. Paul has been involved in most UK Passivhaus projects in one or more capacities. He is also a Director of the UK Cohousing Network.
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Operations & Comms
Some of the major projects Aldas have been involved in as airtightness testers, trainers and quality control consultants
St Sidwells Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre, Exeter
Aldas provided airtightness design guidance and extensive preliminary air leakage investigations. Testing of mock-up assemblies and partial sections, followed by preliminary and acceptance air tightness testing were undertaken by Aldas. The newbuild Passivhaus leisure centre, at St Sidwell’s Point in Exeter, passed its final test just before Christmas 2021
Agar Grove, Passivhaus Newbuild
The Agar Grove estate in Camden, North London, is being re-developed in stages to provide new build Passivhaus accommodation, ultimately delivering over 500 units. Aldas carried out preliminary and acceptance testing of Phase 1A and extensive preliminary and investigative testing of the four blocks in Phase 1B, including managing remedial sealing works in three problematic stairwells
Erneley Close, Manchester – EnerPHit Refurb
The first major EnerPHit project in the UK, the two run-down Erneley close social housing blocks were transformed with full enveloping, airtightness and MVHR systems. Aldas provided initial training for the site airtightness champions team and extensive preliminary and acceptance airtightness testing. Since completion, residents report affordable comfort and great satisfaction
Larch House – Individual Newbuild Passivhaus
Larch house is the most airtight dwelling in the UK to date, achieving a zero Passivhaus airtightness (0.048 AC/hr @ 50 Pa) in Spring 2019. Self-built by a dedicated engineer, ably assisted by a German trained master carpenter, this cross-laminated timber (CLT) set a new standard for airtightness in the UK. Aldas’s testing required re-calibration of our fan for very low airflows!
Registered with ATTMA
The Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association (ATTMA) is a professional association dedicated to promoting technical excellence and commercial effectiveness in all air tightness testing applications. It was formed in 2002 to promote the testing and measurement industry and supports its members by extending market awareness of the technology and the members’ services.
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