Energy Efficiency

Retrofitting old buildings with insulation is causing unseen and untold  damage; there are 29 well documented ‘unintended consequences’ related to retrofit insulation, which could lead to significant damp related issues with your building.

 WARNING DO NOT INSULATE THE WALLS OF YOUR OLD BUILDING  UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THROUGH ;

http://ihbconline.co.uk/newsachive/?p=12485

Make sure you download the BRE PDF and read what  lead author Colin King has written; Solid wall heat loss and the potential of energy saving                                                                             

The Retro Fit Up;        https://www.cla.org.uk/sites/default/files/CLA%20EPC%20report.pdf

More coming soon but in the meantime, if you really want some sensible advice, read through the SPAB and Historic England papers:

http://www.spab.org.uk/downloads/SPAB%20Briefing_Energy%20efficiency.pdf

https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/energy-efficiency-historic-buildings-ptl/

 

As with most things, the most cost effective and efficient ways of saving energy and money are the simplest.

You will hear us talk about the number one conservation tip of all – acrylic secondary gazing. The first time we saw it, some years ago, it had to be pointed out to us, and  even then we still couldn’t see it until we saw the ‘frame work’ !  

Thank you Jill of Lewes for making such a great video.