What is internal insulation?
Internal insulation is essentially insulation which is applied to the inner face of external walls in a building. It’s usually bonded or screwed to the walls and usually extends from the very bottom of the ground floor...
What is air tightness?
Hello, and welcome to this week’s ‘Back to Earth’ podcast with me, Chris Brookman. This the show for architects, builders and surveyors all about the use of sustainable building materials.
In this episode specifically we’re going to be answering questions all about cavity wall insulation.
Cavity wall insulation’s a topic...
Here we look at how a Vapour Control Layer (VCL) works, whether you need to use taping and if vapour check plasterboard is a viable alternative. With a plethora of membranes on the market, each designed to do a different job and behave in subtly different way it is easy to be confused about which membranes are required to create a building structure.
Over the last few months, the Back to Earth team have been busy developing the first freely accessible, online wood fibre insulation course.
Designed for architects, builders and self-builders, the thirteen module course covers how to specify, source and use wood fibre effectively. We decided to create the course in response to...
Our colleagues over at Carpenter Oak have put together this guest post to highlight the ways and benefits of using natural building materials in timber frame construction projects. Having worked on a couple of buildings together, we're thrilled to hear about the impact our materials and knowledge is having on their projects. This article details these projects in more depth.