Forensic airtightness test gives 30% lifetime heating bill savings

Airtightness Test Kit mounted in hallway of London retrofit 2021

Heat, Space and Light Ltd technicians have conducted forensic airtightness testing on a renovated London Victorian end-of-terrace. The results of the four-hour visit will have improved its comfort, energy efficiency and acoustics by up to 30 per cent, and lowered… Continue reading

Cotswold new build is 55x more airtight than Building Regs and 3x more airtight than Passivhaus

It is subtle and understated in its impact on UK housing, but this new build bungalow home is one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world – and represents the future of housebuilding in the UK and Europe.… Continue reading

How the price of an MVHR relates to quality and performance

Crushed and bent flexi-duct will increase noise in an MVHR

I’ve written before about the average price of a high quality Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) installation, which includes an itemised price for each detailed ductwork layout, materials supply, installation and commissioning (airflow balancing and client handover). Today I’m going… 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