New York passive house conference & Expo, June 16th 2017. Our official Launch!

We are delighted to announce that Partel will officially launch in North America on June 16 2017 at the New York passive house conference and expo. Partel are a provider of next generation air and windtight systems including a complete range of monolithic WRB. Our core experience lies in passive house building; assisting Architects, Engineers, and tradesmen with design, planning and application of our high performance tapes and membranes. We come from a technical...

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Flat roof construction - an expert guide to moisture management

Interstitial condensation : - Can all flat roofs be treated in the same way ? It's a question we get asked quiet often - is there a rule that I can apply in general terms too all flat roofs? Unfortunately there isn't due to the mix of factors that affect moisture. This is an area we specialise in and can provide a market leading system warrantied flat roof constructions. Read...

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Windtight construction - Why and how?

Should new construction be windtight ? It sounds like an obvious answer but until now very few people even consider it. It is an important part of the construction fabric and although it may not cause the same heat loss or structural damage as ineffective airtightness its benefits should not be overlooked. This a change in thinking for many professionals who for years have been encouraged to have as much...

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U/R-Values – The Difference Between Calculated and Insitu Measurements

U/R Values overview U/R-values are used to describe the thermal performance of building elements including floors, walls, windows, doors and roofs. This data is then used to calculate the energy performance of the whole building which in turn can impact on the size and cost of the specified insulation, heating system and overall cost of the development. U/R-values are calculated using a range of computerised calculators and in some cases...

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