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An Introduction To Passive House Standard – Part 2

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Share this Post An Introduction To Passive House Standard - Part 2 In recent years the term “Passive House” has become more commonly used in the UK, largely as a result of increased media coverage on the radio and television programmes, such as Channel 4’s “Grand Designs”. There is now mounting pressure to reduce our CO² emissions and to become more ...
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An Introduction To Passive House Standard – Part 1

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Share this Post An Introduction To Passive House Standard - Part 1 In recent years the term “Passive House” has become more commonly used in the UK, largely as a result of increased media coverage on the radio and television programmes, such as Channel 4’s “Grand Designs”. There is now mounting pressure to reduce our CO² emissions and to become ...
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Build Your Self Build Eco-Home With Izodom ICF Building Technology – Interview With Econekt

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Share this Post Build Your Self Build Eco-home With Izodom ICF Building Technology – Interview With Econekt The project brief includes the chosen features of your future home. These features will influence the construction method and include aspects such as design, energy-efficiency, the budget and the pace of construction.  For more information regarding construction methods, check our guide here. Today we will focus on one of ...
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Why I Targeted Passive House Standard For My Self-Build Home

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Share this Post Why I Targeted Passive House Standard For My Self-Build Home. Guest blog by Ben Adam-Smith Nearly five years ago I started researching how I might build a house. The exciting part of a self build is that you have a blank canvas and can go off in many directions. It goes without saying that this can quickly become ...
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Is Underfloor Heating only an Option for a Luxury Self Build? Interview with REHAU

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Is Underfloor Heating only an Option for a Luxury Self Build? Interview with REHAU Choosing the right heating system can be an overwhelming task, with a vast array of solutions available to the self-builder. With the significant increase in energy costs, the real prospect of fuel poverty and the Government's changes in energy regulations, the self builder must make the right ...
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Will Tesla Revolutionise Renewables for the House Industry?

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Will Tesla revolutionise renewables for the house industry? Tesla Motors is an American automaker and energy storage company that strives to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport as well as energy innovation. The brand, which was founded in 2003 by young entrepreneur Elon Musk has just debuted in the Interbrand’s top 100 brands ranking 2016 occupying 100th place. Elon ...
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Designing Your Self Build Heating System – Mollison HPR

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Mollison HPR - Designing Your Self Build Heating System Something that can often be overlooked during the early stages of a Self Build, is a thorough plumbing and heating design. Efficiency is key when it comes to heating systems - and there's a fine line between getting it right, and paying more than you should be for your energy bills. To ...
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Photovoltaic Systems: Solar PV from Ceiba Renewables

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Solar PV by Ceiba Renewables Continuing this month's focus on renewable technologies, this week, we wanted to bring our Self Builders some wisdom on Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Ceiba Renewables, a family run business based in Prestwick, Ayrshire, have kindly given us a great breakdown of everything you need to know about PV. Ceiba offer the design, installation and commissioning of ...
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Air Source Heat Pumps: Everything You Need To Know

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Air Source Heat Pumps - Expert Advice from Global Energy Systems As changes in regulations are now seeing people turn to renewable energy sources, we think it's a good time to teach prospective Self Builders a bit more about what options are available. One of ACA's former Self Build clients, Colin Amor, took a 'fabric first' approach to his project, ...
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Summing Up: What Does a Structural Engineer Do?

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An interview with Darryl Bailie - Structural Engineer, Future Space Structural Consultants Ltd Throughout a Self Build project, Structural Engineers are usually called upon at the detailed design stage, and are required for Building Warrant approvals. Your Structural Engineer will also check the ground conditions of your proposed site, which will define the foundation design. But when is the best time ...