Arrington | Cambridgeshire
THE PROJECT IN DETAIL:
Inside to Out! From Waterproof Blue Liquid DPM, Passive Purple Liquid Airtight Vapour Control, Passive Purple External Weatherproof Façade Breather Membrane and Intelligent windows club Passivhaus window range! This home has it all!
In the quite village of Arrington just outside Cambridge, a local 5-minute drive from our facility here at Intelligent membranes, this timber frame kit manufactured and erected by White-haus bespoke timber frame. Was erected with a hand cut roof consisting of stunning Oak feature trusses.
Firstly, on the kicker blocks/damp course for the timber frame kit to sit on. Waterproof blue liquid DPM was applied around the whole base in place of traditional methods of DPM on a roll. This new DPM technology allows for easy fast placement and full watertightness and perfect for other liquid products to join to! Leaving no gap or block untreated. Once sealed onto with Passive purple and passive purple external, this is a complete weathertight and airtight seal for the building.
Once the kit is up and complete the external of the building was prepped and sprayed with Passive Purple External giving it, its complete weatherproofing and breather membrane. This is now ready for counter battens for the cladding to be fixed to. Once dry our rubber like feel membrane can take mechanical fixings which penetrate the membrane and that the membrane itself tightens as if to suck the fixing into itself, leaving no splits or gaps.
This particular build had a 50mm PIR insulation board added to the internal side of the timber frame kit. Once this was complete, we used Passive Purple Brush on the joints and over all the screw fixing penetrations as these are all high movement areas and are now strengthened by our fibre reinforced version of Passive Purple. Then of course once the preparation works have been seen to in detail, we give the internal side its final coat of the spray applied liquid airtight vapour control barrier, Passive Purple!
Lastly, now that the Passivhaus standard windows by Intelligent Windows have been installed and sealed we go back round one last time with Passive Purple BRUSH and seal the already airtight perimeter to make sure that longevity and efficiency stays 100% throughout its lifecycle. With a 45% elongation this product will not split with building settlement/movement, or overtime deteriorate like some products can do, guaranteeing 100% airtightness for its lifetime.