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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

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

Guest blog: Training for retrofits

Carbon Coop Retrofit Training

The importance for retrofit training – one builder describes how Carbon Coop training helped him get to grips with undertaking energy efficient retrofits.

12th March 2018

Lower Royd radical retrofit: It’s a wrap

Lower Royd radical retrofit interior

Blog reflecting on the IWI insulation & airtightness strategy at the project as well as the importance of minimising interstitial condensation in retrofits.

19th September 2017

Lower Royd radical retrofit: Roof, Heating & MVHR

Roof under construction at Lower Royd radical retrofit

Blog by Bill Butcher covering the roof, heating and MVHR strategies at the Lower Royd radical retrofit project.

1st March 2017
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