The considered speciﬁcation of the building fabric can identify valuable energy-saving opportunities, improving thermal efﬁciency and lowering carbon emissions. This agreed fabric-ﬁrst approach will be a core element of the Future Homes Standard, set to come into effect in 2025 and forms part of the NZEB standard.
Glidevale Protect’s comprehensive range of airtightness solutions include air and vapour control layers (AVCLs), air barriers, a range of loft access hatches and sealing tapes. As the requirement for increased airtightness in buildings intensifies in order to address the global challenges of climate change, a fabric first approach from Glidevale Protect ensures full compliance to the latest regulations, including Passivhaus, helping to deliver low carbon designs and improved energy efficiency.
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Glidevale Protect offers a complete range of external wall breather membranes ideal for offsite and volumetric construction projects. Our collection includes reflective, insulating membranes which are ideal to enhance the overall thermal performance of many wall types including timber frame, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels and light gauge steel frame construction. Used on the cold side of the insulation, the membranes’ high vapour permeability combines with our air and vapour control layers on the warm side of the insulation to deliver full condensation control and the management of moisture within the wall cavity.