Recent Project: Party Wall Thermal Bypass
Following research and findings by Leeds Beckett University, party wall bypass was recognised within Part L of the 2010 Building Regulations for new build constructions.
In 2012, we contacted Knauf Insulation to see if they were interested in trialling a solution to retro-fit their system into existing housing. Luckily they were and our client, City West Housing Trust, were also keen to provide properties suitable for testing. Further acoustic testing was completed with the help of One Manchester.
The trials resulted in approval for the system to be installed in millions of existing dwellings and inclusion of party wall bypass within rdSAP, meaning millions of dwellings would thereafter correctly record party wall heat-losses.