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Retrofit

‘Under the Sun’, a Victorian terrace house in Birmingham is an outstanding example of bringing a fairly typical old building up to PassivhausSee more on the Passivhaus standard. The PassivHaus Institute has pioneered a standard for low energy buildings. It includes very low energy usage and ways of achieving this. The word is derived […]

Energy performance certificate

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is:

built (so this includes self build) sold rented

In Scotland (which has been slightly ahead of the UK generally in introducing energy certificates) from December 1, 2008, houses for sale have had to be marketed with a Home Report. The home pack includes an Energy […]

Regulations / standards

see also Building Regulations Approved Documents (England) 7 – Material and workmanship (England) B1 – Fire Safety C – Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture D – Toxic substances E – Resistance to the passage of sound F – Ventilation G – Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency H – Drainage and […]