A breathable (vapour permeable) membrane can provide protection against the elements when applied to the exterior side of the construction. Breather membranes, such as ME010 from illbruck...
Dating back thousands of years, timber frame has long been a popular method of construction, having been utilised by many nations across the globe, owing to its numerous performance attributes. Despite a lapse in demand during the industrial revolution of the Victorian era, the latter half of the 20th century saw a revival in its use and today, over 80% of buildings in Scotland alone are constructed using timber frame.
When condensation occurs within a building’s structure, it may cause significant issues that prove costly to rectify. Air and Vapour Control Membranes (or AVCL, Vapour Control Layers, VCL’s) play a crucial role in limiting the passage of moisture-rich air into the building’s fabric...
Selecting the correct type of membrane and its position in a wall build-up is vitally important, especially when meeting the fire requirements of the Building Regulations, due to a building’s height or use. Read more now...
Here we explore the importance of air and vapour control layers and the role which they play within a building's structure. Read more now.
Whilst the façade of any building is an important factor and the finishes selected should be chosen carefully, architects around the UK should also consider safety, longevity, and maintenance.
Here at illbruck, one of our core remits is to work with you to ensure that the product specified, not only meets your requirements, but also exceed the requirements of building owners and project managers.
Although application technique is an important consideration when sealing wet rooms and bathrooms, the truth is that even if your seals are perfect visually, the performance will be compromised if the correct product is not selected.
The grace period is now over – the changes to Approved Document L, which originally came into effect from 15th June 2022, are now in full force. For notices and plans that had been submitted before the date of enactment, the grace period to start work allowed until 15th June 2023.
In the construction industry, airtightness and breathability have been buzz words for several years now, but what exactly do these hot topics refer to and how do they differ?
Waste prevention, material recovery and recycling have the goal of reducing the volume of waste. This goal is becoming an increasing priority.