We’ll be talking retrofit in the Carbon Coop caravan at Energise on Saturday

Posted Friday March 31, 2017 by Eric Fewster

ColdProof will be manning the retrofit caravan for an hour on Saturday...

ColdProof will be manning the retrofit caravan for an hour on Saturday (starting 13.30) as part of the Energise festival (http://www.energise-mcr.info/#energise). I’ll also be doing an open day at Hersey...

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Energise low energy festival, Manchester

Suspended floor timbers still drying out well

Posted Friday March 31, 2017 by Eric Fewster

It’s good to see that the WME (wood moisture equivalent) is now...

It’s good to see that the WME (wood moisture equivalent) is now below 20% for all joists except one, indicated by the red line. This is the only sensor in...

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Wood moisture content of suspended timber floor joists in Hersey Street retrofit

Space heating reduced by 68% in Chorley retrofit plan

Posted Monday August 08, 2016 by Eric Fewster

Space heating demand by 68% as part of a retrofit plan made...

Space heating demand by 68% as part of a retrofit plan made for a detached house in Chorley (reduced from 198 to 63 kWh/m2/yr). We have completed the energy analysis...

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Retrofit plan using PHPP

Suspended floor joist moisture update – August 2016

Posted Tuesday August 02, 2016 by Eric Fewster

WME (wood moisture equivalent) has been hovering both above and below 20%...

WME (wood moisture equivalent) has been hovering both above and below 20% in a few joists during the past few months, while other joists seem to be doing better. The...

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Wood moisture content of suspended timber floor joists in Hersey Street retrofit

Joists in crawl space continue to dry out

Posted Saturday April 23, 2016 by Eric Fewster

Wood moisture levels in the floor joists have continued to dry out...

Wood moisture levels in the floor joists have continued to dry out since January and all are under 20% WME at present. So the solution of reducing evaporation from the...

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Wood moisture content of suspended timber floor joists in Hersey Street retrofit

Green open homes weekend – Manchester 23-24 April 2016

Posted Thursday March 24, 2016 by Eric Fewster

On 23rd and 24th April, Hersey Street will be open to visitors...

On 23rd and 24th April, Hersey Street will be open to visitors who want to get a better understanding of what is involved in deep retrofit. Book here....

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ColdProof to give a presentation at Green Open Homes Sheffield – 6th April 2016

Posted Saturday March 19, 2016 by Eric Fewster

Green Open Homes Sheffield is running a free event at Sheffield Hallam...

Green Open Homes Sheffield is running a free event at Sheffield Hallam University, from 5pm-8pm on 6th April 2016. It will include displays from local businesses and housing organisations, plus...

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ColdProof retrofit presentation

Thermal imaging shows missing cavity wall insulation

Posted Tuesday February 02, 2016 by Eric Fewster

Thermal imaging of a cavity wall from Bolton showed heat loss due...

Thermal imaging of a cavity wall from Bolton showed heat loss due to incomplete cavity wall insulation. Problem areas we found were along the top of the wall in some...

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Cavity wall insulation missing 3

Floor joists in crawl space finally drying out

Posted Thursday January 21, 2016 by Eric Fewster

I have been monitoring the moisture content of my timber joists since...

I have been monitoring the moisture content of my timber joists since 18th December 2012, using Hygrotrac wireless sensors that transmit various readings to the internet, and finally we’re seeing...

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Wood moisture content of suspended timber floor joists in Hersey Street retrofit

Retrofit planning for a bungalow in Bolton in progress

Posted Friday January 08, 2016 by Eric Fewster

We’ve pared down the existing space heating demand from 178 to around...

We’ve pared down the existing space heating demand from 178 to around 55 kWh/m2/year so far, which would represent around a 70% reduction from current heating demand. This would be...

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Screenshot from PHPP for Bolton retrofit scenario