Good Effective Design

The good use and combined implementation of the following:
construction materials
building design
site orientation
passive solar design
natural air ventilation
can have a positive result on any dwelling's overall comfort level, particularly those in places that experience daily temperature fluctuations both in winter as well as in summer.

Smart Assessing

Anybody can input data and print out a report to meet the minimum star standards required without having to think too much about what they have entered.

At APR Building Assessments we understand construction methods and materials. We can work towards the star rating you require without going overboard on expensive materials and glazing.

But, if you're going to build a house out of glass then you have to be prepared to pay for the glazing.

Contact us here to get your project/assessment underway.

Thermal Mass

Thermal mass is a term used to describe the ability of building materials to store heat (thermal storage capacity) whether the materials are inside or outside the building. Building materials that have thermal mass are able to absorb heat, store heat and release the stored heat at a later time.

Depending on which materials you use in the construction of a dwelling and type of climate you are living in, the thermal mass of the materials and/or combined materials that you use can make a big difference to the comfort level which affects your heating and cooling costs.

Concrete and bricks are high density materials so they are said to a have high thermal mass. But materials such as timber and cement sheeting only have a low density so they are said to have a low thermal mass.

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