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Posted By: CerisyWell, thank you guys for talking me out of the ground tubes!!
Posted By: djhThe OSB issue seems more of a concern to me.
Posted By: Chris P BaconI was however considering to use a layer of OSB or shuttering ply then plasterboard on two of the kitchen walls and two of the living room walls to aid the installation of kitchen units, shelves etc.As such I would be looking to use the cheapest product available which will get the job done but in doing so I don't want to endanger indoor air quality due to formaldehyde emissions.
Posted By: bellaThe report by Leeds Metropolitan University, (leedsmet.ac.uk) identified other probable causes of the problem
Posted By: bellaThe insulated timber frame had a brick skin separated from the frame by a 25cm unventilated gap.
Posted By: djhI've just come across an interesting article.http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/belgian-passivhaus-rendered-uninhabitable-bad-indoor-air" rel="nofollow" >http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/belgian-passivhaus-rendered-uninhabitable-bad-indoor-airIt concerns a Passivhaus that apparently was declared uninhabitable because of problems with the ground tube used in the ventilation system, and with the OSB vapour barrier.Lots of food for thought!http:///forum114/extensions/Vanillacons/smilies/standard/shocked.gif" alt="" title="" >If anybody finds a copy of the original paper that is mentioned, I'd appreciate a link or a copy.
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