Ashfield's air-tight construction sets environmental standards - Ashfield Group

Led by forward-thinking and environmentally-responsible stakeholders, the construction industry is experiencing a continual shift towards ever-higher standards of sustainability and Ashfield Group is positioned at the forefront of this ongoing evolution.

Ashfield’s expertise in sustainable building enables us to work on projects which exemplify the environmental performance standards which the wider sector should aspire to achieve. One such example can be found at Church Lane in Chapel Allerton, where we are building a residential development which has received Silver Standard Certification from the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB).

Ashfield Group is ensuring that the property is built to the requirements of the design by Leeds Environmental Design Association (LEDA). This includes a complete thermal envelope, with continuous air-tight and wind-tight layers, and construction which eliminates thermal bridging to prevent the transfer of heat between the interior and exterior. The air-tight design will significantly improve the moisture performance of walls and prevent heat loss caused by leaks as well as increasing comfort through the elimination of cooling drafts.