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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blog outlining the importance of developing a ‘whole house plan’ before you begin any refurbishment work.
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’.
The first of a ‘Warmer homes’ blog series offering guidance to householders wanting to improve the energy efficiency, warmth and comfort of their homes.