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  1. Hi all i am really keen to get great sound and heat insulation, searching on here if I see many have timber frame or other construction methods. I was wondering what the best way if achieving good results with a brick and block construction? I dont really have extra space for thicker floors or walls to pad it out with extra insulation, maybe there is higher spec material I can use etc? any way tips are massively appreciated
  2. Gorlando

    The Happy Medium

    As the title suggests I'm trying to work out where the happy medium in relation to the target u value/s and air tightness for my new build. We're about to have our initial design meet with our designer and I want to have some u values in mind to specify. I very much want to adopt a fabric first approach using block and brick and have already had thoughts around specifying thin joint aircrete for the inner skin and a tetris insulated floor. My question is, at what u values for the different elements (walls, floor, roof, windows etc) do you get the most bang for your buck? I know this could be quite subjective and is dependant on my house size and budget, but I want to target that sweet spot before costs get silly for minimal improvement over and above that spot. Cost effective is key. Further details on request. Thanks in advance