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Kirkburton Passivhaus: Strategy for windows & to prevent overheating

Window wall junction detailing at Kirkburton Passivhaus

Read Bill Butcher’s blog on the Kirkburton Passivhaus newbuild project outlining the strategy for window installation at the project, as well as shading strategy to prevent overheating.

18th January 2019

Warmer homes: Lighting & heating

LED light bulb

As well as addressing the efficiency of the fabric of your home, another important way to reduce bills is to improve the efficiency of your lighting and heating systems.

4th January 2019

Warmer homes: Why is ventilation important?

Example of mould on wall

Blog outlining the importance of developing a ventilation strategy when undertaking a retrofit, looking at the various solutions available as the house becomes from airtight, from opening windows and extractor fans to MEV and MVHR ventilation systems.

4th January 2019

Warmer homes: Case studies

Warmer Homes options for Yorkshire terraced house

Blog outlining the different financial options for the energy efficient refurbishment of a typical West Yorkshire Victorian mid-terraced house and a 1940s semi-detached house.

4th January 2019

Warmer homes: Whole house plans

EnerPHit retrofit plan

Blog outlining the importance of developing a ‘whole house plan’ before you begin any refurbishment work.

4th January 2019

Warmer homes: 4 key principles for energy efficient refurbishments

Examples of thermal bridges

Blog outlining the essential principles of low energy retrofits (Insulation, Airtightness, Continuity of insulation; Ventilation) and how all four need to be considered to avoid any ‘unintended consequences’.

4th January 2019

Warmer homes: Where do I start?

Warmer Homes image

The first of a ‘Warmer homes’ blog series offering guidance to householders wanting to improve the energy efficiency, warmth and comfort of their homes.

4th January 2019

Passivhaus in the UK: ending the policy vacuum

Why point to Passivhaus - Vancouver City presentation at UKPHC18

Blog on the UK Passivhaus Conference 2018 looking at ways in which local authorities are already taking up the Passivhaus low energy building standard and outlining future opportunities in the UK.

14th November 2018

Kirkburton Passivhaus: Making Passivhaus cost-effective

Kirkburton Passivhaus Floor detail

Blog on our latest newbuild Passivhaus project in the Kirkburton area of Huddersfield. The project is a further evolution of our cavity wall Passivhaus projects at Denby Dale and Golcar. As our knowledge and experience has grown, we’re tweaking our techniques and simplifying detailing to help with ‘value engineering’ and keeping the project on budget.

23rd August 2018

Why loft hatches matter

Thermal image of an uninsulated loft hatch

Loft hatches are often ignored during energy efficient renovations and retrofits. Blog outlining the importance of getting airtightness and insulation right around loft hatches.

18th July 2018
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