How to design and build a new home in 2021 which stays cool in UK summers (case study)

External shading blinds incorporated into windows to keep home cool in summer - Heat, Space and Light Ltd 2021

The top-ten warmest years in the UK have all occurred since 2002 according to the Royal Meteorological Society. And as homes are increasingly built to high levels of thermal efficiency for our cold winters, the risk of new build homes… Continue reading

Early construction forensic air pressure test improves new building’s fabric air permeability by 50%

Forensic Airtightness Testing and Strategy by Heat, Space and Light Ltd has helped a new build home in Dorset achieve a drop in its final airtightness rate that will result in £100s of heating savings every year, turning it from… Continue reading

90mm semi-rigid radial MVHR ducting installation in London deep energy retrofit

90mm semi-rigid ducting in webbed joists and passing through core-drilled blockwork wall for MVHR system

The first fix MVHR installation of a 90mm radial ducted Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) system continues. Designed and supplied by Heat, Space and Light Ltd and installed by our friends at Apex Ventilation, the MVHR system forms part… Continue reading

Flat 51mm ducting MVHR system installation in low ceiling building

Flat 51mm semi-rigid ducting running pinned neatly to ceiling joists to prevent loss of room height

The Heat, Space and Light team has designed and supplied a flat 51mm semi-rigid ducting MVHR system for a home in London, in order not to lose any room height. The ducting measures a mere 51mm in height, is crush-proof… Continue reading

It’s time to end the “shipping container recycling” fad in architecture

Shipping containers in conceptual architecture have become shorthand for “recycling” and “environmental sustainability”, and yet they are neither. You should run a mile from any architectural company that is genuinely enthusiastic about the potential of shipping containers, for the reasons I’ll explain… Continue reading