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How does your Christmas tree affect your indoor air quality?

By Torbjörn Bruzelius, December 08 2015

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The holidays are upon us again and for many of us there is no better way of getting into the Christmas spirit than bringing in a Christmas tree. A tree brings so much to the Christmas feeling with its lights, decorations and distinct scent of pine. But can your Christmas tree affect your indoor air quality negatively and even be a hazard to your health? If that is the case, what can you do about it?

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Topics: Indoor Climate

Three examples of permanent modular construction

By Johan Andersson, November 27 2015

modular-construction.pngThe growing population, increasing urbanisation, changes in legislation and environmental demands are all factors pushing for manufacturers and construction companies to innovate the construction process. One of the solutions for these demands is permanent modular construction (PMC). This means that modules are manufactured offsite and then transported to the building site for assembly. In this blog post we give you three examples of permanent modular construction.

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Topics: Future of Construction

Get your roof ready for winter

By Ioan Farcas, November 04 2015

Roof ready for winter

Autumn is here and before you know it it´s winter again. Probably the roughest season for your roof and guttering. To make sure that your house is properly protected against the elements during this period it’s a good idea to inspect your roof and guttering before it’s too late. Here we provide a useful checklist to get your roof ready for winter.

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Topics: Building Products

A guide to installing ventilation in swimming pool facilities

By Lars-Åke Mattsson, October 29 2015

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When it comes to tough conditions for ventilation systems, it doesn't become much tougher than in swimming pool facilities. Over the last few years the trend has been to go from swimming arenas to pool recreation lands and with this change the temperature has been increased and the environment has become even more aggressive to metals. 

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Topics: Indoor Climate

5 facts about indoor air quality

By Torbjörn Bruzelius, October 21 2015

5 facts about indoor air quality

Indoor air quality is getting a lot of attention these days and most of us would agree that the air we breathe is important. But have you ever thought about why it is important? Here are 5 facts about indoor air quality that explains why it is important with a good indoor climate.

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Topics: Indoor Climate

Five global trends that impact the future of construction

By Anders Berg, October 13 2015

5 trends affecting the future of construction

The pressure from globalisation is getting stronger worldwide and its impact being felt in virtually all areas. Having an understanding of how various global trends are affecting the business is crucial in determining how companies can strengthen their position in a competitive market. Rapid population growth and urbanisation, the demand for increasingly high energy efficiency, and technologies for intelligent buildings and materials offer challenges as well as opportunities. Below I have listed five global trends that impact the future of construction.

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Topics: The Lindab World

Three key findings from the 2015 AIVC Conference

By Lars-Åke Mattsson, September 29 2015

Last week I attended the 36th AIVC Conference in Madrid. The conference is an initiative from the International Network on Ventilation and Energy Performance on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, TightVent Europe, Venticool and the Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science. During two days scientists, researchers and professionals within ventilation, construction and energy efficiency meet to share knowledge and experience about how to best walk the tightrope between energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

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Topics: Sustainability, Indoor Climate

Keeping it tight – the importance of air tight ducts in ventilation systems

By Torbjörn Bruzelius, September 25 2015

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The indoor climate effects your health and your productivity as we have covered in another blog post. But did you know that it also effects your economy? How is that, you might wonder. There are a number of ways that it effects your economy such as installation costs, but in this post we will focus on something that we at Lindab put a lot of effort into – air tightness.

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Topics: Sustainability, Indoor Climate

Why choose steel over wood in construction

By Johan Andersson, September 18 2015

steel-construction-lindabVery often I get the question why you should choose steel and not timber or concrete in construction? Is there an exact answer to this? Of course, working in the steel industry makes your opinion a little coloured by your day-to-day work, but anyway – read on and try to figure out if I am right or wrong.

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Topics: Building Products

Is shaving cream the answer on how to get a fog free mirror?

By Johan Fredriksson, September 02 2015

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Recently one of my best friends asked me “Johan, how can I avoid a foggy mirror after showering, we are so tired of wiping it free from fog or waiting for it to clear up!” My friend and I started googling and stumbled across a number of hacks for keeping your bathroom mirror fog free after you have taken a shower.

The tips that we found ranged from putting shaving cream, vinegar, car wax and other things on your mirror, to installing a heating coil on the back of your mirror or simply using a blow dryer to clear up your mirror from fog.

While all these hacks might help you get a clear mirror, you may have bigger problems. However I tried to find a “quick fix” for my friend we had to realise that his foggy mirror is a clear sign that the ventilation in his bathroom isn’t up to standards.

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Topics: Indoor Climate

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The Lindab blog aims to give you an inside track to our company. We would like to share our knowledge from over 50 years of production for the construction and ventilation businesses.