FrameSpace buildings deliver a particularly airtight, thermally superior envelope. This means that mechanical heat exchange ventilation systems must be installed to deliver warm, fresh air constantly for the comfort of the occupiers. With an absence of cold bridges, the chances of condensation forming with subsequent mould growth is totally eliminated. A truly healthier environment for everyone.
Older buildings that are cold with condensation on windows and walls are a health hazard. Asthma is linked to Mould Growth in homes and 10% of people the UK and Ireland suffer from Asthma.
These risks are entirely absent in a FrameSpace building!
What’s the Evidence?
The World Health Organisation found that there is a direct causal link between asthma and dampness or mould in homes “Evident dampness or mould in buildings (such as visible dampness, visible water damage, visible mould, or mould odour), were consistently associated with increases in a number of diseases: development of new asthma, exacerbation of existing asthma, ever-diagnosis of asthma, current asthma, respiratory infections, bronchitis, allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nasal passages with runny nose or congestion), and eczema”
The University of Exeter Medical School, drew evidence from 17 studies in eight countries. which suggested there were links between a number of different types of fungi and breathing problems in asthma sufferers, such as Aspergillus and the antibiotic-producing Penicillin.
Co-author and senior research fellow Dr. Nick Osborne added: “We need to make sure that increasing the energy efficiency of people’s homes doesn’t increase their exposure to damp and mould, and potentially damage their health.”
The results of another survey (Damp housing and asthma: a case-control study I J Williamson, C J Martin, G McGill,RDH Monie, A G Fennerty) found that asthmatic patients attending a hospital asthma clinic were two to three times more likely to live in a dwelling with evidence of dampness than an age and sex matched random sample of the general population living in the same area of the city of Glasgow.