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.

Do LED lights for Home Use impress? Pt2

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There’s no doubt today’s LED lights for home use are much improved. But how do they work in practice? SuperHomer and Interior Designer Oliver Heath reports from his home in Hove.

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Is interstitial condensation a risk?

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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.

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National Trust – Fit for the Future

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The National Trust is on a mission to make greater use of renewables and energy efficiency in its properties. At its Fit for the Future conference in 2012, the Trust began a process of sharing what it has learnt. The video below is just one example of the Trust’s on-going work of dissemination. 

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Should I green deal with it?

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In this video three homeowners consider options for refurbishing their older homes and ask themselves the question “Should I Green Deal with it?”

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Are passive flue gas heat recovery devices savers?

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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.

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What should I look for in a Green Builder?

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How do you find a green builder to help you make your eco house refurbishment a dream come true?  What qualities should you look for in a builder, when should you get them involved and how can you work with them to best effect?

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How do I insulate a flat roof?

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You need to insulate a flat roof. But where? And how? The answer is especially important if the room below generates high levels of humidity like a bathroom.

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Should I be rainwater harvesting?

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UK SuperHomers Judy and Charles Ainger have been rainwater harvesting since 1995. First they installed water butts. In 2008 they then added a pumped rainwater harvesting system with a 3,300 litre underground water tank. It was an interesting experiment. In this article they explain how life in their 1960s bungalow changed as a result.

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Can I get secondary glazing for windows like mine?

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Can you get secondary glazing for windows like sash, casement, bay and leaded ones? Yes you can. It’s cheaper than replacing windows with new double glazing units, and can, when installed properly, bring almost equivalent energy savings, as well as improving comfort and noise insulation.

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Are heat pumps cost effective?

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Are air and ground source heat pumps cost effective? If the relative size of the collector, pump or heat emitter system is incompatible the answer may be NO! David Thorpe goes back to basics, explores the options and cautions against snap decisions.

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