Renovating a House? Eco retrofit it.

Interested in the steps you could take to green your home? Ready for more detailed eco refurbishment advice? Looking for training or industry reports on eco retrofit?  You’ve come to the right place.

Latest Resources

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

Guide to Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company

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Hiring an asbestos abatement company, and not doing it yourself, is the wisest and safest decision when it comes to removing asbestos from any residential, commercial or public building. Asbestos abatement companies will properly test for the toxic mineral, follow strict regulations and processes, and carry the right abatement removal equipment to keep them, others and you safe from exposure. The Asbestos Abatement guide assists with this.

Asbestos.com is a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. They connect visitors with the resources they need to understand and fight asbestos-related disease, all at no cost. They research the latest data about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases to ensure an accurate, up-to-date site, and maintain relationships with doctors and cancer centers to promote patient access to cutting-edge treatment.

Their free services include: providing literature on asbestos and related diseases; providing access to our on-staff nurse; matching patients up with qualified doctors in their area; managing a support group for asbestos victims and their families; helping veterans receive VA benefits for asbestos diseases; educating the public about Social Security disability and legal options; and much more.

 

 

nextGenergy

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nextGenergy energy assesses homes in Scotland, producing Energy Performance Certificates listing recommended energy-saving improvement measures.

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RED

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Red specialise in recycling buildings to meet the highest standards, reusing what we can to make them fit for the future.

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OkoFEN Pellematic PE(S)25 biomass boiler review by John Whitehead

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John Whitehead with his OkoFEN Pellematic PE(S)25

John and Ceilia Whitehead chose to install the OkoFEN Pellematic PE(S)25 as part of the energy efficient improvements they made to their eco guesthouse. Here engineer enthusiast John shares their experience of the product.

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Mitsubishi MSZ-GE35VA air source heat pump review by Keith Searle

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Photo: The outdoor external unit of the Mitsubishi MSZ-GE35VA heat pump

Keith and Kathryn Searle chose to install the Mitsubishi MSZ-GE35VA to improve the energy efficiency of their 1970s end terrace home. Here Keith shares their experience of this product.

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Daikin Altherma air source heat pump review by Andrew Gage

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Photo: The outdoor fan unit of the Daikin Altherma High Temperature ASHP

The Gage family chose to install the Daikin Altherma when retrofitting their 1920s detached home. Here Andrew shares their experience of the product.

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Show Homes – An effective force for inspiring domestic retrofit

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If this Government is serious about cutting carbon emissions and renovating our aged housing stock, then it must stimulate demand. The SuperHomes network has attracted over 1 million visits to its articles, videos and houses. What better way is there to create demand than by supporting initiatives which are proven to work?

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Brink Renovent Sky 300 MVHR review by Eric Fewster

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Photo: The slim profiled Renovent Sky 300’s heat exchanger unit installed in the ceiling.

SuperHomer Eric Fewster is a certified passive house consultant, an Advisor with a SuperHome who offers services as ColdProof. He installed the Brink Renovent Sky into one of his client’s homes. Here Eric gives us an insight into his experience with the product and the benefits his client has experienced.

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Can thermal bridging compromise efforts to insulate?

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Improving our insulation is a great way to save on energy for heating the home, but there are factors that can undermine attempts to insulate our houses – a key one is thermal bridging.

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Solar shading impact report

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Against the backdrop of global warming and rising energy prices, there is a pressing need to design buildings that do not overheat, exploiting passive design strategies. In this context, the British Blind & Shutter Association commissioned the National Energy Foundation (NEF) to assess the impact of solar shading in the UK built environment. NEF’s Solar Shading Impact report presents an evidence-based investigation into the current and potential impact of solar shading, leveraging on the full benefits intrinsic to the optimal use of shading.