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There is mounting evidence to suggest that buildings that are being designed to achieve thermal performance standards, including standards set out within the current UK Building Regulations, are in some cases consuming in excess of 70-100% more energy than the predicted values. Plus, some would say more worryingly, that the Building Regulations do not set an adequate base level of performance and facilitate the delivery of many buildings of poor quality into the UK housing market
Adhesive tapes are used as bonding aids in a wide range of applications in the creation of airtight building envelopes. Several hundred metres of tape is often used on a single building! Adhesive tapes have become established as bonding agents for these applications (just as nails are the standard solution for timber structures). They have to fulfil their functions for a number of decades to ensure that the building in question fulfils the standards expected by the energy consultant and by the building client. This article provides an overview of adhesive technology and the key properties of adhesive tapes typically used in construction.
Achieving a reasonable level of airtightness is important for the energy efficiency of dwellings and the comfort of occupants. The benefits of improved insulation levels and more energy efficient heating systems are lost if warm air can leak out of a building and cold air can leak in energy, leaking energy is leaking money.