Updated: Jul 18
Being environmentally conscious no longer makes you a tree hugger; like wearing a mask in the supermarket, it is the socially responsible thing to do.
Logs homes are the natural choice when it comes to sustainable building and this is part of the reason that they are becoming more and more popular in the UK where not only is consensus moving toward support for sustainable building practices but building regulations are mandating more and more green technologies.
This is great news for British Log Cabins, we invest a lot into research and development. We are currently working on a new log building system integrating continuous insulation which will be ready for release in 2022.
Part L of Building Regulations (Conservation of fuel and power) is due to be revised in June 2022 and much higher fabric standards will be required. There has been much uncertainty on the details of the new regulations, but guidance came out last month which we are currently reviewing. Wall U-values under the new regs are likely to be required in the region of 0.18 w/m2k which our new system will achieve.
Another area we are working hard on is thermal bridging, this year we are having our new system thermally modelled to calculate the heat loss (psi values) throughout the building. It is a fine line to walk when designing/specifying new wall construction details, in fact, it is often the case that adding more insulation to walls and floors can result in larger heat losses through the junctions between those elements as this becomes the main route for the heat to escape.
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