Welcome to ECOHomes Store!
ECOHomes Store is based in Ballymena, supplying the whole of Northern Ireland with Air tight products to enhance the sustainability of your home or Self Build project.
We are not just suppliers we can advise you on the best materials to suit your home or Self Build including the installation process.
Our staff have took part in passive / Low energy detailing training programs to enhance our knowledge and expertise in Air tight materials, thermal bridging and air tight membranes that you could install in your building project.
Check out our training here: https://ecohomesstore.co.uk/thirst-knowledge
We are passionate about the supply and use of high performance products for the construction market.
The products available include Partel Air and Wind-tightness range which can dramatically enhance the performance of the building and therefore reduce energy use.
Contact us today for a chat about your project for advice on product selection or a quotation from your current plans.
Why make a building Air Tight?
With more emphasis on energy efficiency in buildings in the current climate, air tightness of buildings plays an important part of the energy mix, reducing or eliminating the heat lost through air leakage.
These leaks usually occur in the building fabric at junctions and penetrations of the fabric.The Partel range of products provide a solution to all these problem areas with various tapes and membranes of the highest quality and ease of application.
Download the brochure for an overview of the products or call one of our experts for advice on what product to use in your project.
We can also provide you with a quotation based on your plans, with the recommended materials selected for you!
Super Insulation is one of the crucial aspects of Passive House Design. In a standard build the levels of insulation are only the minimum levels required by Building Control and are not sufficient to satisfy the Passive Standard of between 0.10 - 0.15 W/m2K (also known as ‘U’ Values).
Another issue in a standard build is that there is a discontinuity of the levels of insulation resulting in a high level of thermal bridging and air leakage throughout the structure which is not feasible when trying to obtain the passive standard of 15 kWh/m2 per year for energy demand.
The insulation levels and resulting ‘U’ values are the starting point of the envelope to for the building performance but is heavily reliant on the other principles to perform correctly.