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.

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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C80 Retrofit:Measuring is believing

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SuperHomer Robert Cohen achieved an 84% reduction in CO2 by renovating his 4 storey 1830s Edwardian terraced house in London. Extensive monitoring in 2011 shows the following:

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Eco Heating by Exhaust Air Heat Pump

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SuperHomer Bill Powell has taken an experimental approach to heating his 1950s semi detached house. It is all about putting every bit of warm air generated to good secondary use – including exhaust hot air from cooking, showering, appliances, solar gain and body heat.

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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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Verco

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Verco works on the eco- refurbishment of existing properties and the development of major new-builds. SuperHomer Robert Cohen is Technical Director. Verco (formerly Camco) has acquired considerable experience from the projects it has helped deliver:

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Simmonds.Mills Architects

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Simmonds.Mills Architects design low-energy domestic and non-domestic projects to the AECB Silver, Passivhaus and EnerPHit energy standards.

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Heath Design

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Heath Design, an eco design consultancy, was founded in 2005 by designer, writer, television presenter and SuperHomer Oliver Heath. The consultancy enjoys great success in projects ranging from products, interiors & exhibitions to sustainable building design.

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Hawton Mead

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Hawton Mead provides a complete range of services for private homeowners and for professionals, from energy assessments, sustainability advice and information, to in-depth consultancy, training and support.

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The Green Register

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The Green Register is an independent, self-funded and not-for-profit organisation whose principal goal is to promote sustainable building practices across all disciplines of the construction industry.

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Planet Energy Solutions

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Planet Energy Solutions specialize in the design & installation of Sustainable Energy and Living systems, offering homeowners and businesses sound, experienced advice and quality systems on a wide range of Low or Zero Carbon solutions.

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