Episode 132

How can we reduce energy use to navigate rising costs?


June 8th, 2022

44 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

Join Stuart, Simon and special guest Emma as they talk about retro-fitting property for better energy efficiency and comfort. Make sure you catch Emma's dancing trio!

The chat this week includes:

  • Bills inclusive rent (eg for HMOs) is a concern.
  • Heating controlls (eg Time:o:stat).
  • Insulating well can remove the need to worry about heating management.
  • Start simple! 34% of homes with lofts are not insulated!.
  • Old insulation might need replacing (or increasing).
  • Always check the loft!
  • How to insulate suspended wooden floors (eg in a Victorian terrace).
  • "String" to insulate between floorboards - DraughtEx.
  • Emma's dancing trio - insulation, draught proofing, and ventilation.
  • Heat exchange ventilation (for a Victorian terrace).
  • Insulating a concrete floor.
  • Limitations of EPCs when retrofitting.
  • Dew points.
  • What is a lambda value for insulation.
  • Issues with builder education - issues with a standard practice of battening off to create voids.
  • Find us on Twitter or LinkedIn: Stuart, Simon.

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