Building Pathology.

Image shows air conditioning unit used to combat summertime overheating in homes

July 26th, 2023

The Growing Risk of Summertime Overheating

It is no secret that our climate is getting warmer. 2022 was one of the six warmest years on record globally, and the warmest year on record for the UK. With 2023 expected…

August 18th, 2019

Moisture Balancing Act

A growing population, high property values, housing shortages, and increased occupation density have contributed to marked changes in the way we occupy homes in the UK. Alongside these changes other factors have impacted…

September 10th, 2018

Off – Mains Sewerage

Over a million properties across rural areas of the UK cannot connect to the main sewerage infrastructure and must use an alternative for foul drainage. There are various options for off-mains sewerage, although…

February 13th, 2018

Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems

Waste water heat recovery systems have had successful usage in the Netherlands for a number of years where they are fitted to more than 20% of new dwellings. They are relatively popular in the UK and are seen as a cost effective way of reaching the Building Regulations.

February 10th, 2018

What is MVHR?

Most MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery) systems are similar to the prototype unit shown in Photo 1. An insulated duct brings fresh air into one end of the unit. A filter helps to…

February 10th, 2018

Open Fireplaces and Chimneys

The number of chimneys/fireplaces affects the ventilation rate assumed in the SAP calculation and all open chimneys/fireplaces should be included in the open fireplace count .  ‘No of open fireplaces’ is a straight…