Airtight Details Design Guide
Posted 30 April 2016 - 12:37 PM
Looking at a lot of the ProClima videos it shows timber frame with airtight membranes on the inside and nothing that I can see about how to do a decent detailed joint at window reveals with blockwork, especially where the insulated cavity is showing.
Windows and doors seem a given - as do penetrations through walls, but what about wall to ceiling and wall to floor junctions ..? I would expect the plaster skim to fix the ceiling detail, but what about the floor..?
Robust Details seems to concentrate on sound rather than thermal details - is there a good place to look as I'm always a little suspect of manufacturers as they have a vested interest in selling their products.
Posted 30 April 2016 - 12:46 PM
"Tony tray" for first floor joists/ ceiling / wall. Tapes plastered in for floor/ wall junct.
That's on a masonry build.
Posted 30 April 2016 - 01:07 PM
This lack may contribute in part as to why we see so much poor detailing in big developments, and why airtightness is seen by many of the big builders as a potential problem that they have to spend a lot of time on on the one house in twenty or whatever that they build that has to have an air test.
Posted 30 April 2016 - 01:22 PM
Edited by JmS, 30 April 2016 - 03:54 PM.
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Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:41 PM
Phhhh. It's yet anther thing I (we) need to get a checklist together on innit?
Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:51 AM
Thanks. I'll do my best.
It's the kindness of people like you that keeps this place going.
Posted 03 May 2016 - 07:16 AM
I've spent some time this weekend looking at details on manufacturers websites and it's all different - basically there is no real detailed drawings and they only seem to concentrate on the product not the full construction method.
We can always start with the Tony Tray and work up from that ..!
Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:03 AM
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Edited by joiner, 03 May 2016 - 08:32 AM.