Eco Renovation FAQs

Got an older house that could benefit from eco renovation? Get detailed answers to the most commonly asked questions here. We’re adding more FAQs as we go. Bookmark this page or subscribe to our news updates to stay in the loop.

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Latest FAQs

Below are the latest FAQs to be added to the SuperHomes resource library. You can search for FAQs or another specific type of resource on a particular subject by using the search filter on the right.

Are ceiling cornices lost with internal wall insulation?

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Are ceiling cornices lost in the process of installing internal wall insulation? Ozzie didn’t find refitting cornices to be a problem. In this video excerpt SuperHomer Ozzie ffield talks about the process of fitting internal wall insulation in his house in Bath – including extending wires to sockets and avoiding cold bridging.

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How do I do an eco loft conversion?

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This video excerpt provides some useful tips on what an eco loft conversion requires – including insulation between the rafters and airtight joints on the boarding to stop any risk of interstitial condensation. SuperHomer Maria Hawton-Mead talks about the eco loft conversion at her house in Ditchling Rise, Brighton.

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Does internal wall insulation cause interstitial condensation?

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SuperHomer Maria Hawton-Mead talks about early results from the monitoring for interstitial condensation.


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Which energy efficient windows are best for an eco-home?

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You want energy efficient windows, but do you need double, secondary or triple glazing, Low-E coating, PVC or wooden window frames? And what has solar gain got to do with it?

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How much does eco refurbishment cost?

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According to a report from The Existing Homes Alliance, eco refurbishment costs between £12,000 and £54,000 for a typical house, but a number of factors will affect the price you pay.

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What’s the best insulation material to use in eco renovation?

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This article helps you find the best insulation material for your eco renovation project by comparing materials on thermal ability, cost, eco-friendliness and breathability.

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