December, 05th, 2022

With ever-increasing building standards that ensure the safety of new builds and existing property, it’s vital that property managers and building teams take every effort to increase energy efficiency.

UK Govt’s Document L standard is a legal obligation for all new projects – and it’s something that those building new properties need to take very seriously.

The best way to make a property more energy efficient is with a focus on airtightness during the build phase.

What is airtightness when building?

The primary goal of achieving airtightness is to completely seal off any unintended gaps and cracks in the building’s external envelope. Creating an internal atmosphere that is healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient requires airtightness.

If you don’t have air tightness, you’ll suffer from leakage, which happens when holes that have appeared in your building are left unfilled. Up to 50% of all heat losses via a building’s exterior envelope can be attributed to this.

To measure airtightness, air will be blown into the building and the air which leaves the building will then be measured. If you haven’t sealed it correctly, more air will come out and the building will not be airtight and, therefore, not compliant.

The benefits of airtightness

Reduce energy requirements that in turn, reduce CO2 usage. This allows for a reduced carbon footprint as well as your energy bills being lowered.

High-quality butyl tape offers better heat retention in the colder months, which is vital in the context of increased energy costs.

Importantly, you’ll also benefit from better protection from the elements. Wind and rain will cause less impact on your properties thanks to our heavy-duty tape.

How to achieve airtightness

Butyl seals joints between metal-clad buildings to provide more airtightness. But you need to ensure you’re using high-quality, trusted and tested butyl. that stands the test of time.

Helping new buildings stay efficient and compliant, our butyl tape is found on buildings all across the world.

Why our butyl tape is the best choice for your project

Our tape can be used on buildings of any size and offers high performance for long periods of time. The butyl is high-tack, offering great adhesion whilst being designed to accommodate movement too.

You’re guaranteed a long-term seal thanks to the latest rubber technology from our production line. It can be applied and offer the same long-term performance, no matter what time of year it’s installed, even in cold conditions.

Compliance with Document L is essential for modern builds – and our tape adheres to all government guidance. It’s also received a third-party certification from a UKAS-credited laboratory.

We’re here to help

Proven in the marketplace and shown to perform for the long term, our products can be found all over the world.

If you’ve had failures on roofs or you’re tired of using poor-quality products, talk to our team now.