Final Friday Five

Final Friday Five Final Friday Five – Top 5 articles we’ve read this month.

It has been a busy month, both on our blog and others, so we’ve collected together some of the articles that we have been talking about in the last … Read the rest

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For Rent: glass house with good boiler: E rated?

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Last week, it was announced that up to 1 million tenants renting from a private landlord can look forward to warmer homes that cost less to heat.  From April 2018, landlords will be required by law to get their leakiest Read the rest

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Why Kingspan is supporting #coldhomesweek

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As part of #coldhomesweek we are highlighting the importance of investing in energy efficient retrofits.

Earlier this week Kingspan Insulation joined with other members and supporters of the Energy Bill Revolution Alliance.

‘calling upon party leaders to make a

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The ‘Fabric First’ approach to energy bill reduction

kingspan detailing lena gardens We’ve talked earlier on this blog about the 2016 Zero carbon targets and how likely these are to be mandated (or not).

Fitting more energy efficient boilers and radiators is a common method of trying to reduce energy … Read the rest

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How to fit an electrical socket to insulated plasterboard

Increasing the levels of insulation in a property is an effective way of reducing fuel bills and a common method of doing this is by adding insulated plasterboard to the internal walls.

However this works best when there is a … Read the rest

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New Build Dwellings, once they are built: The EPC

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All new dwellings must have an assessment of energy performance (SAP), environmental impact (EI) and building regulations compliance undertaken at the design stage of the build, prior to works commencement. Once the dwelling is built, that assessment is revisited, with Read the rest

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What’s involved in producing a SAP calculation?

Passivhaus Building All new dwellings must be assessed to determine their energy efficiency (SAP rating), their Environmental Impact (EI) and whether they comply with standards. This is initially carried out at the design stage, before work starts on site. The whys and Read the rest
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Passivhaus Conference 2014 Report

passivhaus_conference_2014 It was great to see so many people at the Passivhaus Conference last week and we were delighted to talk to so many of you on our stand.

There were some fascinating themes that were coming up in discussions throughout … Read the rest

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Passivhaus Case Studies

100 Princedale Rd copyright Octavia Housing passivhaus retrofit Over the last few weeks we have looked at what the Passivhaus Standard is and why people are building to this standard.

Today the UK Passivhaus Conference 2014 is taking place and will be looking at how Passivhaus can be … Read the rest

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Passivhaus Retrofit and EnerPHit Standards

Lena Gardens Passivhaus retrofit Passivhaus standards, where buildings are constructed with high levels of insulation and low levels of heat loss, are not just used for new build projects; these standards can also be applied when refurbishing buildings or retro fitting buildings to create… Read the rest
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