Helping our clients improve running costs for Oxford home

We’ve just been appointed to carry out a full sustainability review to improve running costs on a beautiful Edwardian home near Oxford. Our clients are planning to fully refurbish and update their home. The works will include drawing up plans to  remodel and reconfigure the existing layout. With many period details, including stained glass windows, intricate ceilings and fireplaces, we…

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…