Tag: #retrofit

MVHR unit installed in loft

humblebee hive – retrofit #7

Seal tight, Ventilate right It’s the retrofit mantra. And we did notice how quickly it got stuffy once the windows were in and the EWI was all but sealed. We were still getting chilly inside, in part because in order to have fresh air we had to have the windows open, while the rest of the...

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humblebee hive – retrofit #5

Planning and Building Control What’s the point of the Planning system? It’s to decide nationally and locally what we want to see and prioritise in our built environment. So in the face of a climate emergency and biodiversity loss, what is the most immediate action government could...

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humblebee hive – retrofit #4

Groundworks, drama and trauma Last week was less fun as it started with a trip to A&E for one of the site workers. Our bricklayer Tim had been keen to get going with backfilling the trench because the scaffolders wanted level ground before turning up, but he unexpectedly tested the sharpness...

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humblebee hive – retrofit #3

Windooooows! So exciting: finally met the team on d-day: Richard – retrofit coordinator – Chris & Erol (Team “Windows”) and Tim & Liam (Team “External Wall Insulation”) and the Green Building Store “Performance” windows arrived on the...

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Cavity Wall insulation being pumped in

humblebee hive – retrofit #2

Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) Delays with the Planning Application process – and more on this in a later post – meant we couldn’t start the “big works” until this month (March 2022). But one of the things we could get on with and commission, with relatively little...

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People Powered Retrofit Just an update to let you know I am a Retrofit Assessor for Urbed and the Carbon Coop‘s People Powered Retrofit scheme. Unfortunately, they have a long waiting list for assessments, which householders can then progress through the design stages and construction,...

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