Why Airtight Homes Still Need To Breathe
One of the primary concerns when building new homes today is energy efficiency. This can be achieved by using many different techniques, including making them more airtight.
Jan 02, 2019
In the first half of the 20th century, most air pollution was caused by industry. But the decline in heavy industry in the UK from the late 20th century onwards, combined with environmental regulation, has significantly reduced this particular danger to our health. Now, however, we face dangers from air pollution of a different sort, and most of this comes from within our own homes.
May 08, 2018
Condensation occurs when warm air collides with cold surfaces, or when there's too much humidity in your home and creates water, water which collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it. There are also several easy steps you can take to reduce moisture in the home and minimise the risk of condensation.
Oct 10, 2014
Mould grows when there is excess moisture in a property that has nowhere to escape and builds up into damp and then allows mould to grow. Mould grows best in damp and poorly ventilated areas and reproduces by making spores. In this article we explore the best methods of killing mould.
Feb 26, 2020
With heat records being broken across Europe each summer, it looks like hot weather is going to become a new normal. While many of us in colder (and damper) climes may welcome more sun and warmth, we also need to be prepared for hot weather and the risks and changes it brings.
Aug 06, 2019
Four mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) units from EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, have been approved by the Passive House Institute, for use in Passive House developments.
Jan 10, 2019
The majority of the world’s population breathes air that is harmful, according to a major new study. The State of Global Air report, released in April 2018 by the Health Effects Institute, estimates that 95% of people around the globe live in areas where concentrations of fine particulate matter, such as dust or soot particles in the air, exceed the World Health Organization’s Air Quality Guideline of 10 micrograms per cubic metre of air (µg/m3).
Apr 30, 2018
Summer is undoubtedly the favourite season for many of us, but for those with hay fever, it can soon become a nightmare if the right precautions haven’t taken place. From short to long lasting approaches, there is a hay fever prevention option for everyone – from Vaseline to Ventilation, find what works for you.
Jul 09, 2019
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