Category: Weathertightness

Building Science Soup

Building science terminology varies between all countries, even those where the specialisation is just emerging among the fields of architecture, engineering and construction.

Fire Testing for Temporary Wall Cladding

A look at how a peel and stick weathertightness membrane performs in a fire when used as a temporary cladding. Combustible, not combustible, smoke development, spread of flame. Closed cavity, intumescent seals, peak heat release, total heat release. Too much information? What was the question…

Water Resistant vs. Watertight

Protecting structure from moisture before, during and after construction is a code minimum requirement of B2 durability. My son bought himself a watch over the holidays. It has a stated water resistance of one metre, but it is only capable of one metre submersion if…

Triple Connected Windows – Part 2

It is very important that all aspects of the window are taken into consideration; frame system, double glazing, window size and the connections between the window and the wall.

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