Extension Building Plans

How to Plan for More Environmentally Friendly Home Extensions

There are lots of things to consider when extending your home, such as planning permission, building regulations and SAP calculations, but one of the most important things you should prioritise is energy efficiency. Not only will creating an energy efficient extension save you money on household bills, it will also increase the value of your…

Air Tightness Testing

What’s the process to air tightness and permeability testing

Air tightness testing or permeability testing, is the process of testing a building for any air leaks and if so, measuring the total air lost from these leaks. In order for a building to pass an air tightness test, it needs to have an air permeability rating of 10m3/h/m2 or lower. Who is it for?…

Home

How Energy Efficiency Impacts the Value of Your House

Ensuring that your home is as energy efficient as possible is extremely important. Having a home that’s inefficient at retaining energy impacts negatively on the environment, and can also seriously impact the value of your property. Take a look through our guide below that details how energy efficiency impacts your home’s value and the how…

Home Insulation

How Insulation keeps your property cool in this summers heatwave

Insulation is known for retaining heat and keeping your home warm in the winter, but did you know it is just as effective at keeping your home cool in the summer? Having good insulation ensures that your home is energy efficient and cost effective all year round. What is insulation? Insulation is a lightweight material…

Air Pressure Testing Guide

The ultimate guide to Air Tightness Testing

  Transcript The Ultimate Guide to Air Tightness Testing What is it? Air tightness testing is the recognised method used to measure the total air lost through leaks in the building. How to pass? To pass an air tightness test, a property needs an air permeability rating lower than 10m3/h/m2. Who needs it? All new build…

When is Air Tightness testing required?

If you are building a new domestic property or commercial property of a certain size, it will need to undergo air tightness testing. This assesses the building for ‘air permeability’, checking for air leakage through gaps, holes and other areas. The Government has SAP (Standard Assessment Procedures) in place for air tightness testing, setting standards…

air pressure testing

Air pressure testing in new homes

New homes are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their build and energy efficiency is a key element of this. Over 25% of the UK carbon dioxide emissions are generated by home energy use* and so the Government is looking for new homes to become zero carbon homes. As a result, Building Regulation changes have made air…

Environmentally friendly offices

Making your office more environmentally friendly

Here at Falcon Energy we are passionate about energy conservation and helping people use energy more efficiently and sustainably. Corporate social responsibility is very important to us and we have a number of services which will support your business with it’s corporate social responsibilities too. If you are a business owner there are a number…

energy efficiency

4 ways to improve energy efficiency in your home

One priority goal of every homeowner should be to reduce the amount of energy they use in their home, consequently reducing costs on energy bills. There are a variety of actions you can take to help save yourself money on energy. Here are our 4 top tips that you can start working towards today: Keep…

Air Tightness Testing

What is ‘Air Tightness Testing’ and why does it matter?

Environmentally friendly is no longer a buzzword, it’s now a way of life. We all know buildings need to be more environmentally friendly and air tightness has been introduced to help reach this goal. Air tightness testing ensures there is no uncontrolled airflow, air leakage or unwanted drafts in a property.  These leaks and drafts…