Watchpoints to installing insulation and airtightness products

How to get ready for the big install on your new build in Ireland: here are our insulation and airtightness watchpoints.

In this article we cover:

  • Basic overview of what to check for on site
  • When to get the airtightness tests done
  • Appointing an airtightness inspector
  • Watchpoints specific to timber frame construction
  • Watchpoints specific to cavity wall construction
  • DIY installation
  • How to simplify your airtightness strategy


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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