The importance of thermal bridge modelling

Posted Wednesday June 14, 2017 by Eric Fewster

The lower energy you go with a retrofit, the more the junctions...

The lower energy you go with a retrofit, the more the junctions matter! You can find some explanation about thermal bridges and modelling them here....

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Reveal insulation

Airtightness of ceilings in upper floors of old houses

Posted Thursday June 08, 2017 by Eric Fewster

Making the ceiling of the upper floor airtight can be a challenge....

Making the ceiling of the upper floor airtight can be a challenge. Get some tips on how to attach a membrane on the inside of the existing ceiling here....

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Airtightness membrane on ceiling

Google Plus – retrofit photos platform

Posted Thursday June 01, 2017 by Eric Fewster

Here’s where I’ll be posting retrofit photos & advice: Google Plus....

Here’s where I’ll be posting retrofit photos & advice: Google Plus....

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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