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nZEB & BER A2 Compliance
Often in achieving one, requirements to reach the other will be addressed, but nZEB and A2 rating are different measurements.
Yes. Both NZEB and A2 compliance refer to the completed house as a whole unit. Altherm ICF significantly contributes to enabling a building to easily meet the requirements for both NZEB compliance and an A2 Rating. Numerous NZEB compliant / A2 rated houses have been completed with Altherm ICF. More about Altherm ICF and compliance here.
Yes. Altherm ICF will contribute to enabling a building to meet this requirement. Part L compliant houses have been completed with Altherm ICF.
No. NZEB/A2 compliance refers to the completed house. It is necessary to carefully select all elements of the house, e.g. windows, roofs, heating system, etc. so that in combination, the build meets NZEB/A2 requirements.
NZEB/A2 compliance refers to the completed house. It is necessary to carefully select all elements of the house, e.g. windows, roofs, heating system etc. so that in combination, the build meets NZEB/A2 requirements. Altherm ICF will contribute to enabling a building to meet this requirement.
Airtightness, Thermal Bridging & Soundproofing
As mentioned above Altherm ICF is inherently airtight. Openings for adequate ventilation can be easily provided in the Altherm ICF wall construction. Mechanical ventilation systems can also be installed.
A thermal bridge is an area or detail of the building which has a higher thermal conductivity than surrounding areas – which means that heat leaking can occur in these areas (what areas, give examples). Thermal bridges or cold bridges if not adequately addressed in the design can contribute to the overall heat loss of the house, and also to the formation of condensation and mould on the internal surfaces.
Installation of Altherm ICF
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