The Retrofit Pattern Book

The Retrofit Pattern Book is bringing tried and tested retrofit techniques out into the open. This online guide allows designers and manufacturers to show their best practice details to others, at the same time opening up the possibility that refinements and incremental improvements might be discussed and suggested by peers.

The website already has over 60 diagrams helping illustrate the detailing of external wall insulation where it meets roof, footings, corners, doors and steps in brickwork.

This very practical idea is a Red Co-operative initiative supported by the University of Salford. The Co-operative is spearheaded by SuperHomer Charlie Baker.