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The bonding and sealing products helping specifiers achieve a fabric first approach

Tackling energy loss through walls, floors, windows and roofs has never been more important. Illbruck’s lock-tight solutions provide exceptional compliance, sustainability and energy efficiencies

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Illbruck TP654 Illmod TRIO 1050 window and door sealing tape features new geometric technology to ensure warm (or cold) air is kept within the structure.
Illbruck TP654 Illmod TRIO 1050 window and door sealing tape features new geometric technology to ensure warm (or cold) air is kept within the structure.

A fabric first approach to construction prioritises the design and energy performance of a building's fabric to achieve sustainability, environmental and economic benefits.

It has been championed for many years in Passivhaus projects across the UK.

'It involves maximising the performance of a building’s components and materials, rather than relying on technology to improve energy efficiency and sustainability credentials,' explains Alistair Inglis, sales director for Construction Products Group (CPG) UK’s Sealing, Bonding & Insulation division.

Buildings across the UK fail to live up to the performance anticipated at the design and build stage for all sorts of reasons. These can include poor workmanship, occupants’ behaviour, inadequate maintenance or the incorrect specification or substitution of key materials during construction.

'Tackling the difference between the as-designed and as-built energy performance of a building - or the performance gap - will become increasingly significant,' says Inglis.

This comes against a backdrop of stricter building regulations across the UK, which have put the industry under more pressure to consider long-term energy efficiency measures from the outset. Recent amendments to Part L of UK building regulations mean that, from June 2022, all new-builds are required to be ‘nearly zero energy’.

Increasing energy prices are also creating a desire for greater efficiencies.

  • Illbruck bonding and sealing products: Catering for the complete building envelope under a single-source solution.
    Illbruck bonding and sealing products: Catering for the complete building envelope under a single-source solution.
  • CPG's Alistair Inglis: 'Tackling the difference between the as-designed and as-built energy performance of a building will become increasingly significant.'
    CPG's Alistair Inglis: 'Tackling the difference between the as-designed and as-built energy performance of a building will become increasingly significant.'
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Tackling energy loss through walls, floors, windows and roof, rather than relying on mechanical or electrical technologies to do it, will be crucial.

Architects and specifiers will need to prioritise maximising airtightness, eliminating thermal bridging, using thermal mass, as well as optimising a dwelling’s level of insulation, ventilation and solar gains.

By taking this approach they also reduce the ongoing operational, carbon emissions and maintenance costs for the lifetime of the building.

CPG brand Illbruck’s lock-tight sealing and bonding solutions are the perfect fit for this method of building design, providing exceptional compliance, sustainability and energy efficiencies for windows, facades, interiors and exteriors.

Its systems include TP654 Illmod TRIO 1050 window and door sealing tape, which features new geometric technology to ensure warm (or cold) air is kept within the structure.

TP654’s design includes closed cell foam and airtight film technologies, combined with a new geometrical shape for maximum performance.

It offers exceptional acoustic qualities and weather tightness and safety features as standard, including the reassurance of a B1 flammability class.

Longevity is also assured, with TP654 formulated to robustly withstand weather conditions, including UV rays and driving rain resistance up to 1050 Pa.

Illbruck is one of CPG UK’s family of brands, which cater for the complete building envelope under a single-source solution.

'Architects and specifiers can find a selection of products suitable for buildings, utilising the fabric first approach, from a single-source supplier,' says Inglis. 

Find more about Illbruck TP654 at illbruck.com/tp654

For more information and technical support, visit illbruck.com

 

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01942 929034


 

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