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Heating controls

Providing good heating controls can be a vexed question as the publication “Controls for End Users: A guide for good design and implementation” makes clear. It points out, for instance, how “many control systems in buildings are nowhere near the functionality of a typical car dashboard”. It is free online and well worth viewing if […]

Emitters (radiators etc.)

Central heating

Emitters tend to be of two types – traditional radiators and underfloor heating. It’s a bit of a toss-up as to which is better. They have their respective advantages and drawbacks.

Underfloor

a pleasanter heat because it is better distributed no wall space taken up by radiators possibly more efficient because of lower […]

Patrick and Fiona’s house

Existing houses present a much greater challenge than new ones in terms of energy saving. However in terms of reusing building materials they often provide better opportunities.

Patrick and Fiona run a very pleasant bed and breakfast near Nelson, Caerphilly and their house has been the subject of much renovation and extension over the […]