Isover has launched its airtightness and moisture management course

Published:  18 May, 2018

The course is held at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in East Leake, Nottinghamshire, and is aimed at specifiers and housebuilders.

During the one-day course, delegates will learn the theory, regulations and practice of building airtightness and moisture management. Isover will also explain how smart membranes can enhance the moisture safety of buildings, and provide an overview and installation demonstration of its new Vario® XtraSafe system.

Jol Berg, Head of Technical at Isover, said: “As UK properties have become better insulated and more airtight to improve thermal efficiency, moisture management has risen as a key area of concern – especially in the timber frame sector. With this in mind we decided to design a course to educate the industry about airtightness and moisture management, to guide specifiers and building designers on how to design airtight buildings with effective moisture management for long lasting buildings, with good indoor air quality.”

“We have also launched our Vario® XtraSafe system, which represents one of the most innovative airtightness and moisture management systems on the market. This smart membrane is able to adapt naturally to the relative humidity in a structure, allowing the system to act as a vapour control layer in winter and a breathable membrane in summer. This will allow the building structure to dry out to the inside of the building and helps prevent the accumulation of damaging moisture.”

The course has received positive feedback. Keith Lane, SAP Assessor at HIPCEA, said: “The trainers on the air tightness and moisture management course were extremely knowledgeable, which meant that all of the content delivered around the issues and solutions was very informative. It certainly helped me to consolidate my understanding of the issues.”

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