Energy Efficient Window Design

  The total radiation received per window varies according to the time of the year and the orientation. In summer, all windows receive heat gains, in particular those facing east and west. Whereas in winter, only windows facing north, north-west and north-east have a...

Why Is Good Window Design So Important?

Windows are essential for a house and the comfort and well-being of its habitants, as they let natural light and fresh air into the building and enable views. Appropriate window design, size, location and glazing treatment, combined with shading and internal covers,...

Insulation: How are they doing it Overseas?

Thermal bridges When I started working in Australia in 2007,I was puzzled how thin walls can be. For example, an external wall can 110mm, 90mm for the timber studs, 10mm plasterboard on one side ,10mm fc sheeting on the outside and insulation just between the studs....

How to Install Insulation

How to Install Insulation Insulation needs to be installed with careful attention to detail, as inappropriate or incorrect application will crucially decrease performance. For instance, failure to butt all ends and edges of batts to give a snug fit could mean that...

Different Types Of Insulation

Different Types Of Insulation The purpose of thermal insulation in a building is to regulate the internal temperature by minimising or stopping heat transfer through radiation, convection and conduction. Generally speaking, there are two different types of insulation...

Why is Insulation so Important?

Thermal insulation is a fundamental factor to achieve thermal comfort for occupants. Insulation reduces undesirable heat loss or gain and can lower the energy demand on heating and cooling systems. Insulation is the most effective way to improve the energy efficiency...