Advanced Airtightness Skills | Saint Gobain

Advanced Airtightness Skills

07 Jul 2022
Fully Booked

Key Topics

  • Blower door theory demonstration
  • Live pressurised airtightness demonstration
  • Identifying the common weak points
  • How to correctly use membranes, sealants and tapes
  • Designing out the detail
  • Communication of site responsibilities
  • How to detail

Course Overview

In light of the government’s recent announcement relating to measures to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Technical Academy will be suspending all courses until further notice. We hope to resume activity as soon as possible and will post a revised calendar in the coming weeks.

A one-day course covering both theory and practical demonstrations.  Undertaken either as a second day extension to the introductory Airtightness course or as an independent stand-alone one day course only, this practical skills-based course teaches the attendees how to undertake a full range of common critical details encountered on site using airtightness tapes, sealants and membranes.  

Using a purpose built airtightness testing rig, attendees will be shown how an airtightness test is typically undertaken and where the common weaknesses in the building envelope occur. In addition to being shown how to correctly use airtightness membranes, tapes and sealants, a large portion of the course is allocated to allow all the attendees to use the materials to construct the appropriate details which can alleviate air leakage at the common penetration scenarios.

PPE Requirements

Kingscourt Academy – Attendees should bring safety footwear with them on the day. Footwear can be loaned with prior notice.


Due to the practical nature of this course, to enable all attendees to undertake the practical content, capacity is currently a maximum of 8 attendees per course.

Attendance Requirements

• Attendees are expected to have a basic knowledge of construction principles
• Attendees will be expected to participate in small scale practical activities using airtightness


5 hours

Course Hours

10am - 4pm


Currently Free to Attend