23 Oct 2016
Air Testing The Lake District

Air Testing The Lake District.

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Air Testing The Lake District.

Well first of all I have to say that this is my favourite house I have ever tested, hence all the photos I have added.

We had a call a few weeks ago from the developer who said we had been recommended by his building control officer from Lakes and Dales Building Control. He said that the house was on the shores of Lake Windermere  in Cumbria and said it was stunning. Based on this and the fact that both Mike and myself love the Lakes we decided to double up on this job and make a day of it.

When we arrived we couldn’t believe our eyes, what a fantastic location and fantastic looking house.

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View from the boathouse back to the main house.

The house is approached via a long sweeping driveway from the main road above. It is set back from the shoreline of the lake by about 50 metres and has sweeping views of not only the lake but of the mountains beyond . Also in the foreground is the new boat house.

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View from the master bedroom balcony.

 Talking about the boat house, just have a look at these pictures, I was even lucky enough to catch one of the two steamers sailing past as I took the photo. (its the MV Tern).

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The Boat House

The house was built by Topline Developments and was finished to a very high standard. This high standard was also present in the living accommodation of the boat house and the rooms above the garage.

As far as the air testing went, on the whole the house performed well but there were some issues behind  the kitchen and utility units. This was where the plasterboard fell short of the floor and was not sealed. If you are familiar with my blogs, you will know all about this issue. If you are not, then download our free check list, as this highlights this and many other areas for consideration. There was also some air leakage from the bottom of all the skirting boards and we have advised the developer to seal this gap with a silicon sealant.

Tips from :  Air Testing The Lake District.

Involve us at planning stage and we can advise on both air tightness and ventilation.

Check out our top tips page and down load our air test check list.

Whether you are building a multi million pound house of something more modest, the principles of building an energy efficient, air tight house still apply.

This was a general interest blog but if you would like any advice about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our advice is free.

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Article  Air Testing The Lake District by Phil Ramshaw (Director)

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