DiscoverThe Business of PropertyEpisode 132: How can we reduce energy use to navigate rising costs?
Episode 132: How can we reduce energy use to navigate rising costs?

Episode 132: How can we reduce energy use to navigate rising costs?

Update: 2022-06-08
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Join Stuart, Simon and special guest Emma as they talk about retro-fitting property for better energy efficiency and comfort. Make sure you catch Emma's dancing trio!



The chat this week includes:




  • Bills inclusive rent (eg for HMOs) is a concern.

  • Heating controlls (eg Time:o:stat).

  • Insulating well can remove the need to worry about heating management.

  • Start simple! 34% of homes with lofts are not insulated!.

  • Old insulation might need replacing (or increasing).

  • Always check the loft!

  • How to insulate suspended wooden floors (eg in a Victorian terrace).

  • "String" to insulate between floorboards - DraughtEx.

  • Emma's dancing trio - insulation, draught proofing, and ventilation.

  • Heat exchange ventilation (for a Victorian terrace).

  • Insulating a concrete floor.

  • Limitations of EPCs when retrofitting.

  • Dew points.

  • What is a lambda value for insulation.

  • Issues with builder education - issues with a standard practice of battening off to create voids.

  • Find us on Twitter or LinkedIn: Stuart, Simon.



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Special Guest: Emma Winfield.

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Episode 132: How can we reduce energy use to navigate rising costs?

Episode 132: How can we reduce energy use to navigate rising costs?

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