This article explains why the ‘Code for Sustainable Homes’ is outdated, no longer is it about increasing insulation and making the property airtight, it is about the importance of ventilation. A lot of new builds are not compliant with Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations, this document considers possible reasons why this has been the case. Click Here to read more…
Professor Catherine Noakes, from Leeds University who advised on the Governments Coronavirus short film said: “When a room does not have any fresh air, and where people are generating large amounts of aerosol through activities such as singing and loud speech, that is when transmission of coronavirus is most likely.
“Fresh air must come from outdoors – recirculating air just means the aerosols containing the virus move around the same room rather than being extracted outdoors.
“Ventilation units or any household systems that use outdoor air can be just as effective as opening windows or doors as long as they are limiting the recirculation of the same air.”
Coronavirus is spread through the air by droplets and smaller particles (known as aerosols) that are exhaled from the nose and mouth of an infected person as they breathe, speak or cough.
They behave in a similar way to smoke but are invisible. The majority of virus transmissions happen indoors.