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Insulation of flues and chimneys needs to match the increasing air tightness of buildings Posted by , 02/02/2021

Legislation and market demand for low carbon solutions are driving the adoption of higher levels of insulation in new build properties and an increasing number of passive house projects.

These upgrades also mean that related services must change to accommodate these increases. In the case of flues and chimneys, heat that would otherwise be lost through the building structure is now retained. Insulated flues must now demonstrate that their own insulation is sufficient, to ensure there are not dangerous levels of local overheating, that could damage the building structure, or lead to fires. Read More

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