Where Do Buildings Leak
The Future of Housing – And How Airtightness Can Help
A documentary by House Planning Help
Ben follows air leakage expert Paul Jennings from ALDAS as he tests different buildings to see how they perform and how they could be improved.
ON-DEMAND TRAINING BOTH ONSITE & IN THE OFFICE
Education Opens up the Mind
Aldas offer a wide range of training modules. We are able to deliver this training both onsite or online. Our team are setup to deliver tailor made training for individuals or groups in all aspects of airtightness
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Where do buildings leak
A comprehensive guide by Aldas
Our homes and other buildings leak in a wide variety of places. Some are obvious (like windows that don’t close properly), others are hidden behind skirting boards, in lofts or hollow floor spaces. Our resources are a distillation of over 30 years experience finding air leakage.
Air Leakage Sites
|1) Around the ends of floor joists or hangers
|2) Beneath inner window sills and around window frames.
|3) Through windows joints and/or hollow window frames
|4) Through doors – particularly double doors
|5) Beneath doors & doorframes
|6) Along the top and bottom edges of skirting boards
|7) Between sections of suspended floors, usually timber
|8) Around loft hatches and access hatches
|9) Through the eaves
|10) Around rooflights
|11) Gaps behind plasterboard on dabs or hollow studwork walls
|12) Through masonry walls
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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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