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What is a Vapour Control Layer (VCL)?

What is a Vapour Control Layer (VCL)?

In simple terms, this is a layer on the inner face of the construction fabric of the building which is used to reduce moisture flow into and through the walls, roof or floor. This is to prevent damaging levels of condensation occurring in the fabric of the building which in turn would cause decay in timber, corrosion in metals or frost damage in masonry.

How to cut and install flexible wood fibre Insulation

How to cut and install flexible wood fibre Insulation

 To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here How to cut and install flexible wood fibre Insulation   Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. One question we get ask a lot by clients is 'what's the best way to...

Free, Online Wood Fibre Insulation Course

Free, Online Wood Fibre Insulation Course

 To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here. Free, Online Wood Fibre Insulation Course   Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. Over the last few months, the Back to Earth team have been busy developing...

Guest Expert | Timber Frame Construction with Carpenter Oak

Guest Expert | Timber Frame Construction with Carpenter Oak

 To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here Guest Expert | Timber Frame Construction with Carpenter Oak Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. Our colleagues over at Carpenter Oak have put together...

The benefits of using clay plaster

The benefits of using clay plaster

 To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here. The benefits of using clay plaster Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. Clay plasters are often associated with more 'way-out' construction or very niche historic...

How do I insulate a suspended ground floor?

How do I insulate a suspended ground floor?

 To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here. How do I insulate a suspended ground floor? Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. This is a common problem in retrofit projects as it can be tricky to get anything...

Psi Values, Thermal Bridging And Wood Fibre Insulation

Psi Values, Thermal Bridging And Wood Fibre Insulation

 To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here Psi Values, Thermal Bridging And Wood Fibre Insulation Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. Psi values (pronounced p’see) are a measurement of the heat loss that...

Understanding A Building’s Thermal Performance Using U-values

Understanding A Building’s Thermal Performance Using U-values

 To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here Understanding A Building's Thermal Performance Using U-values Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. The U-value of a building element, such as a wall, roof or...

Key Considerations When Insulating a Timber Frame Building

Key Considerations When Insulating a Timber Frame Building

 To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763 or send us a message here Key Considerations When Insulating a Timber Frame Building Find out more about how we approach this building scenario. The way things used to be Prior to setting up Back to Earth as a...

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This is the area where we have all of the data sheets relating to the use of the following products.

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