Fabric First Says Tony Duffin On Low Energy New Builds And Refurbishments

You will often hear me say ‘Fabric First’ when I discuss the design of low-energy new builds or refurbishments.  That is to say you should minimise the heat losses from construction itself before using fancy heating systems, high-tech glazings and complex control strategies.  There is a role for all these in ‘hard-to-heat’ homes but, if…