Waterproofing Cavity Walls to Allow Insulation in Exposed Areas

Driving rain and resulting moisture enrichment within the building envelopes is a rising concern within and outside UK. The recently launched project titled “Waterproofing Cavity Walls to Allow Insulation in Exposed Areas” aims at establishing the effectiveness of breathable waterproofing treatments in allowing cavity wall insulations to be safely installed in walls exposed to driving rain. To this end the new CEGE hygrothermal investigation laboratory and the climate chambers at Here East will be used. This project is funded by BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) , and the project partners include BRE and UCL IEDE.