Online Climate talk “Keep house warm without costing the Earth”-House insulation and energy efficiency

2021-02-18T17:42:19+00:00

Summary Changing our lifestyle and improving the energy performance of our homes is important not just for climate change but can also improve quality of life and your health. It's clear from the evidence that the impact of the current pandemic is worse for people in cold and damp houses. Many of the things we [...]

Online Climate talk “Keep house warm without costing the Earth”-House insulation and energy efficiency2021-02-18T17:42:19+00:00

Private landlord energy saving plan

2020-10-19T12:11:06+00:00

Turning an Energy Bill Nightmare into a Highland Dream Home This case study illustrates a private landlord owned lovely cottage in our project area. Due to the exposed location and solid walls, the cottage was getting cold and damp. A dream cottage became a nightmare for the tenant. This was the situation that The HEAT [...]

Private landlord energy saving plan2020-10-19T12:11:06+00:00

COVID 19 – what’s it got to do with The HEAT Project

2020-09-30T10:58:08+00:00

Improving home insulation and heating can help to improve health Two articles came across my computer screen this week which started me thinking. What are the connections between the work of The HEAT Project and the COVID 19 pandemic? The obvious answer is of course that they are both related to our treatment of the [...]

COVID 19 – what’s it got to do with The HEAT Project2020-09-30T10:58:08+00:00

Turning an Edwardian cottage into an Eco home in Aberfeldy

2020-09-24T10:53:16+00:00

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

2020-09-17T22:06:24+00:00

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

Loft Insulation

2020-09-30T14:09:25+00:00

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
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