See the bigger picture
You might say it’s basic physics, and you’d be right. But these underlying principles are so often ignored – either in the rush to construct and turn a profit, or simply not seen as important as design aesthetics.
Why live in a tent?
It’s now widely accepted that many developers will apply ‘temporary fixes’ to ensure their creations pass airtight testing, and that standards will therefore have probably dropped considerably by completion and sign-off. Some independent research on air changes in new-builds has described airtightness as comparable to that of a tent!