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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorJonti
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2021
     
    According to representatives of the building companies 'gagging' clauses are rare and often at the insistance of the home owner 🤣
    • CommentAuthorjms452
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2021
     
    They left more wiggle room than that 8m40s - The homebuilders federation said of NDAs 'They are not widely used...' '... some times at the request of the customer'
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    Posted By: jms452They left more wiggle room than that 8m40s - The homebuilders federation said of NDAs 'They are not widely used...' '... some times at the request of the customer'

    Plausible deniability.....
    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2021
     
    My local council (Guildford) has a couple of thermal image cameras available for council tax payers to borrow. Refundable deposit required. I borrowed it a few winters ago to zap my house.

    Although not designed as a passive t/f house, I was very anal about taping every joint where cold air could sneak in. My air pressure test based upon the pre-build assessment was 9 whatevers per hour. The test gave a 1.7 reading so I was pleased.

    The thermal camera did not show any major issues. But, the camera is so sensitive, with a display between cold (blue) to red (warm) based upon only a few degrees temp difference, it is easy to become paranoid based upon the thermal colour when the reality is almost insignificant. But of course, the quality of a new build developer house is a different issue.

    Some of my worst area were the timber frame of the skylights, which were 3 degrees cooler than the surrounding plasterboard ceiling. Likewise, areas immediately adjacent to doors.
    • CommentAuthorjms452
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2021 edited
     
    Posted By: Rexthe camera is so sensitive, with a display between cold (blue) to red (warm) based upon only a few degrees temp difference, it is easy to become paranoid based upon the thermal colour when the reality is almost insignificant. But of course, the quality of a new build developer house is a different issue.


    Seeing the subtleties is interesting but when you're looking for 'stuff worth fixing' in retrofit find the bad areas, lock the scale and use this to resurvey. Put's it all nicely into perspective.
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2021
     
    Posted By: RexSome of my worst area were the timber frame of the skylights, which were 3 degrees cooler than the surrounding plasterboard ceiling. Likewise, areas immediately adjacent to doors.

    Depends what the temperature of the plasterboard was of course, compared to the room :bigsmile: :devil:

    IIRC the PH standard says that the coldest point on a window must be 17°C or warmer, assuming the room is at 20°C. Not sure whether that 'says' is a 'requires' or a 'guarantees', but anyway, it's a 3°C difference. :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorNewbuild
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2021
     
    I recently found out that the EPC audit failed and a rectified EPC cannot yet be lodged.

    I think the basic geometry was the wrong scale and evidence was missing to substantiate the heat loss of significant thermal elements.
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