The company, formed in 2001 and incorporated in 2002, was the first in Ireland to specialise in the area of building and enclosure airtightness.
The initial objectives were to conduct research into existing levels of airtightness of Irish buildings and promote the importance of airtightness in achieving efficient, durable and comfortable buildings. This seems like old news today but was something that wasn’t appreciated fully in Ireland only five or six years ago.
The need to ‘future proof’ building performance for subsequent changes in the property and energy markets was however acknowledged early on by some developers, engineers, architects and government departments.
BET has subsequently received many repeat appointments on the basis of our early work with these clients.
We have developed an extensive and varied portfolio of projects since 2001 and have extended the range of services we offer to include consultancy, specialist enclosure and product testing, RIAI approved CPD training, building energy ratings and providing a range of specialist airtight building products.
We are currently involved in research collecting data from re-testing airtight buildings to establish the durability of airtightness performance over time and have been active in contributing to developments in legislation governing the thermal performance of buildings.