Turning an Edwardian cottage into an Eco home in Aberfeldy


The homeowner care deeply about the environment and strive to live an eco friendly lifestyle The home owning couple have a traditional Edwardian cottage in Aberfeldy, Scotland.  They are enthusiastic about leading an eco-friendly lifestyle. They came across the HEAT Project at the Aberfeldy Climate Cafe and asked for energy advice on how to reduce [...]

Turning an Edwardian cottage into an Eco home in Aberfeldy2020-09-24T10:53:16+00:00

Bringing a 1950s house into the 21st century


1950s built ex Local Authority house This is a very familiar type of house to Scots, and one held with a degree of affection by many. Construction brick, with a cavity wall, and slate or tile roofs, solid floor. EPC rating As built, band F – As surveyed, with double glazing, cavity wall insulation, 75mm of [...]

Bringing a 1950s house into the 21st century2020-09-17T22:06:24+00:00

Low cost ways to make your home more energy efficient


The most low cost and effective ways that you can do it yourself to make home energy efficiency. Open Chimneys / Stoves Do you have an open fire that you only light a few times a year or not at all?Up to 75% of heat loss in a room can be down to an open chimney.Use [...]

Low cost ways to make your home more energy efficient2020-09-30T14:13:04+00:00

Loft Insulation


We are all pretty good at loft insulation but have you insulated your loft hatch and sealed it around the edges to prevent drafts? One way of doing this is by using old carpet and flooring underlay. Insulated loft hatch The next stage is to fit a new, insulated loft hatch (pictured below). This is a bigger job but [...]

Loft Insulation2020-09-30T14:09:25+00:00

Energy Efficient Windows


By far the most common energy efficiency improvement is to fit double glazing window. This does save energy but perhaps not as much as you might think. double glazing window The Energy Saving Trust estimates that an average house would save £120 per year by replacing single glazing with double glazing. BUT it would cost perhaps £5000 – [...]

Energy Efficient Windows2020-09-30T13:57:36+00:00

Simple and effective ways to insulate your home


How to start to house insulation? There are many simple and effective ways to insulate your home and can significantly reduce heat loss . Insulate pipe gaps/holes and around fixtures & fittings Do you feel a draft every time you stand at the kitchen sink? Open your cupboards and see if there are gaps around [...]

Simple and effective ways to insulate your home2020-09-30T13:52:24+00:00

The HEAT Project Returns from lockdown


After a four-month shutdown, the HEAT Project is again able to offer a home energy advice service. We are very aware that many in the community will have seen a drop in household earnings and that fuel bills will really start to hurt when the weather turns.  We are determined to help as many households [...]

The HEAT Project Returns from lockdown2020-08-31T14:30:16+00:00
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