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Making an old property energy efficient: the SuperHomes effect

Posted by Tasha Kosviner on 11 September 2014 at 7:50 am

Thinking of making your old home more energy efficient but don’t know where to begin?

Then learn from someone who does.

This weekend you can visit one of 180 houses across the UK whose owners have succeeded in reducing their energy consumption by at least 60 per cent. The owners of this network of so-called SuperHomes act pioneers of energy efficiency from whom us lesser mortals have much to learn.

From tired Victorian terraces, to leaky country piles and draughty old 1950s bungalows, whatever your properties particular challenges, there’ll be someone in the SuperHomes network who has been there before you.

This weekend the SuperHomes owners are throwing open their doors to anyone who wants to come and hear about how it was done. Got a question about insulation for flint walled properties? Someone in the SuperHomes network will have the answer? Want to put solar panels on an old slate roof? Ask a SuperHomes owner. Considering a ground source heat pump or a biomass boiler? You’ll find them all and more at a SuperHomes house near you this weekend.

Use the interactive map on the SuperHomes website to find an open house near you.

Have fun and remember to come back here and share what you’ve seen and learnt! 

 

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