Green Building Store is lending its voice to campaigns to cut VAT on retrofit building work. In this blog we look at the environmental and economic arguments for cutting VAT for retrofits and feature two campaigns calling on the UK Government to act.
Blog by Green Building Store Director Bill Butcher outlining the key features of a radical retrofit of a weaver’s cottage we are advising on and puts forward possible first steps that we would suggest when undertaking a radical retrofit.
How-to guide to insulation and airtightness strategies for a suspended timber floor. Advice on how to access the floor, from both below and above, with a list of the airtightness products needed to complete the project.
Blog outlining the detailing of the flat roof of the Kirkburton Passivhaus, including the airtightness and insulation strategies and how thermal bridging was minimised in the roof.
Blog by Bill Butcher on the Kirkburton Passivhaus project, including decisions on the heating and MVHR and results of the project’s final airtightness test.
Green Building Store Directors and staff attended Global Climate Strike events in Huddersfield, Leeds, London and Bangor on Friday 20 September 2019, as part of the world’s largest climate mobilisation to date.
After carrying out an extensive retrofit of his own home, Paul Testa, from Paul Testa Architecture, discusses the benefits of retrofitting and the key things to consider before you start.
Blog by Chris Herring, Green Building Store Director and Chair of the Passivhaus Trust, sharing lessons from the May 2019 conference looking at scaling up Passivhaus in response to the climate and environmental emergency.
Blog highlighting the fact that there are now no planning obstacles for local authorities in England to require Passivhaus standard and that local authorities can now set energy standards beyond Building Regulations.
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.