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Many families decide to extend their properties rather than move house and a loft conversion is one way to get more living space and increase the value of your home. But not all lofts are suitable or economically viable for conversion.
SuperHomer Jill Goulder has been using magnetic strip secondary glazing on her sash windows since the 1990s. It is a cheap, simple and effective solution that isn’t widely advertised. Materials for a larger sash window might cost as little as £100 and these can be bought from a local supplier and DIY installed.
Annette Parmar lives in a Victorian terraced house – one of the 7.9 million in Britain build with solid walls. In spring 2015 she won a competition so installing internal wall insulation became an option. In this short video we see some of the preparations required before and during the installation.
Ealing based SuperHomer Paul Loboda has done away with the dated pebble dash on his semi-detached 1930s property by covering it with external wall insulation giving the house a new modern look. In this video he talks about the process and the benefits.
Interstitial condensation differs from other forms of damp that affect properties because it occurs inside walls, where it is impossible to see what’s going on. For this reason treating it is especially hard, and you could have this problem and not be aware of it.
Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery Devices enable you to reuse heat from your boiler that would otherwise be wasted. They are retrofit devices for older boilers that capture waste heat from flue gases and reuse it, to improve the efficiency of hot water production and save fuel and money.