Our retrofit journey started in the spring of 2021, 6 months after moving to our new home. Our main reasons were to make the property more comfortable and reduce running costs. The initial priority was to add external insulation to the rear and side of the property (£17k), replace single-glazed […]
I immediately noticed that my living room was staying warmer for longer, and I no longer get spots of mould in the recesses on either side of the chimney pot in the living room either. I’ve noticed my house get incrementally less damp with all of the small things I’ve been chipping away it on my journey to make my home warm, cosy and damp free, but capping the chimneys felt like a big improvement.
This rental property has had unresolved issues for many years.
The evidence-led approach provides a clear understanding of why, how, what and where the house is reacting in this way. Looking at things in context, the short, medium and long term also, makes you think about future ownership of this house and how I could make a more positive contribution as part of its history.
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