Case Studies and Blog

Case studies

Second hole Damp and blocked cavity At one of our recent workshops we were alerted to a damp problem in an Edwardian house in North Shirley.… ... Read more
Martin Benning heat pump Heat Pump in Highfield Experience of installing a heat pump Section 1 – how our journey started Over the last few years, we have… ... Read more
Flat roof and pitched roof solar Solar PV on flat and pitched roofs A solar panel system along with large battery storage to take advantage of ASHP, EV charging, Octopus cheap night tariff.… ... Read more
Loft hatch insulation Simple Loft Hatch Insulation We know that a huge part of a home's heat is lost through the roof so loft insulation is one… ... Read more
front door DIY front door secondary glazing/ insulation The house is a 1920s detached house, originally with timber framed windows. These were replaced in the mid 90s with… ... Read more
Midea heat pump Leigh Rd Heatpump Install Background The house is approximately 18 years old, and previously had a standard gas boiler for heating and hot water.… ... Read more
Lounge Secondary Glazing In Collins Houses Here are the details of the materials and suppliers we used last year when installing secondary glazing in our home.… ... Read more
Solar thermal Thermal solar panels (hot water) Thermal panels are different to PV in that instead of converting the sun's energy into electricity, it converts it solely… ... Read more
Floortiles Damp solid floor Typically in larger Victorian and early 20th century properties there was a room at the back of the house called… ... Read more
Exposed cavity Cavity wall damp problems While we had floorboards lifted to carry out the underfloor insulation, we noticed that where the joists met the outside… ... Read more
floorboards DIY underfloor insulation Our house is  a 1924 detached property with suspended floors and cavity walls. The walls were retrofitted (badly) with insulation… ... Read more
Red Heat Pump RED Heat Pump Heat Pump: RED 16kW Installer: SA Energy Ltd fWe'd heard only recently about heat pumps but became interested when a… ... Read more

Retrofit blog

Best time to retrofit NOW IS THE BEST TIME! (obviously) However some energy efficiency retrofitting can be quite expensive and disruptive. But if you… ... Read more
Payback! What do we mean by payback? There are two types of payback we could consider: Financial return on your own… ... Read more

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