The Glen Loddon Homes Healthy Homes System
The Central Victorian region is considered a cold climate regardless of the fact that temperatures rise substantially in summer, as we still use considerably more energy in winter to heat our homes than we do in summer to cool them.
When designing a new home, it’s important to take into account a wide variety of factors such as comfortable living, as well as the all-important running costs of air conditioning systems. Quite often the building code conflicts with the energy rating & bushfire requirements, which require some careful planning and designing to navigate.
One of the outcomes from these design requirements is that roof cavities which previously had plenty of airflow between tiles or around the scallops of the corrugated roofing iron are now sealed up without much air movement at all.
As a result of this, moisture created inside the home from cooking, showering, washing and even breathing can no longer easily escape, so the risk of condensation forming inside the home is higher.
Condensation inside the home should be avoided as it promotes mould growth and damages building materials. There are a number of standard inclusions that Glen Loddon Homes provide when building your new home that manage the risk of condensation and maintain its energy efficiency.
This unique building system is the foundation of the Glen Loddon Homes Healthy Homes system.
Proctorwrap is a second generation water-permeable wall wrap designed to allow moisture to escape, whilst providing a barrier against liquid water and dust from outside to protect the various wall elements.
The combination of the Proctorwrap and the insulation Batts in the external walls creates the ideal blend of ventilation and energy efficiency.
The main source of condensation in homes comes from bathrooms and kitchens. To alleviate the level of moisture in the ceiling space of your home, this area needs to be adequately ventilated and the amount of moisture minimised. How Glen Loddon Homes does this is:
Anticon roofing blanket is standard in all Glen Loddon Homes built with a Colorbond roof. The blanket is installed over the trusses and battens, and is used in combination with the ceiling batts to stabilise the air temperature in the home as well as the ceiling space. Some of the benefits are: