General Election retrofit pledges make headlines

General Election retrofit pledges make headlines

Home heating accounts for 17% of all UK carbon emissions, a fact not missed by competing political parties, as we head towards our first election with Climate Change high on the agenda.   Labour’s plan for retrofitting our existing housing stock includes installation of over 6m heat pumps, 5m solar thermal

Reducing Moisture Risk in Retrofit

Breathable IWI solution radical retrofit

A 19th century Yorkshire farmhouse has undergone a radical transformation with a deep 'whole house' retrofit undertaken by Green Building Store. The project, located in Cumberworth West Yorkshire, has trialled the use of an innovative internal wall insulation, TecTem, from Knauf Aquapanel in Germany.   The radical retrofit was designed using

Energy transition of the EU building stock

the EU energy renovation market could increase by almost half again

A new repport has been launched which aims to support the on-going review/revision of EU climate and energy policy instruments. The objective is to contribute to making 2016 the year of delivery for EU instruments aiming to reduce building’s energy consumption and their related GHG emissions.   Energy renovation is playing a

Much more than just worktop makeovers

Granite Transformations - Bathroom

In a recent home improvement project, Granite Transformations has showcased examples of its extended range of makeover materials, services and fittings for the kitchen and bathroom, whilst displaying the current trend toward white and off-white decorative surfaces.   The kitchen of this detached rural Lancashire home (see photo below), a 1980’s

Kingspan insulation towers on unusual renovation

Pannal Water Tower in north Yorkshire

Products from Kingspan Insulation’s Kooltherm and Therma ranges have helped to transform a derelict water tower in North Yorkshire into a striking family home, as featured on Channel 4‘s Restoration Man.   Built in the late 1930s, Pannal Water Tower provided clean water to the nearby village of Kirkby Overblow for