Quality assurance and documentation
The TGA approval is a quality assurance and documentation of façade insulation systems and is intended to help minimise construction damage and faults. This is important at a time when rising energy prices and stricter demands on sustainability have increased the focus on façade insulation systems. Both the documentation and the work actually executed must be of a proper standard in order to provide house owners with confidence in the solutions.
Strong Danish sector cooperation
The Sector Association for External Façade Insulation Systems in Denmark (ETICS-DK) has worked closely with ETA-Danmark prior to the issuing of a TGA approval for façade insulation systems. According to Allan Nielsen, Director of the Association, the ETA approval is a real benefit from financial, environmental and safety-related perspectives. For example, it is intended to ensure that the building materials used live up to the highest construction-technical requirements.
“At ETICS-DK we are appealing strongly to project planners and architects to make sure that, from the perspective of design, all descriptions and tender materials are correct from the start. This means, for example, building with TGA-approved ETICS systems, because proper documentation pays dividends in the areas of finance, the environment and safety alike,” emphasises Allan Nielsen. (Source: Bygtek.dk)
Aesthetics, indoor climate and rising energy prices
“Façades are being upgraded and renovated throughout Denmark in a host of different and exciting projects. A large number of home owners are choosing to have their façades post-insulated and rendered so as to bring their homes up to modern standards out of consideration for both energy and the environment,” says Claus B. Høgdal, Director of Sales and Marketing at Alfix.
One of the home owners who has chosen Alfix’s external insulation solution is Stefan Kloth. “We chose the system in order to improve the aesthetic expression of our house, and because we wanted a better indoor climate. Today, our home is free from cold bridges, the indoor climate has improved considerably and we have significantly reduced our total heating consumption as a result of the renovation. We’ve absolutely noticed an improvement in both the indoor climate and our energy consumption,” relates Stefan Kloth.