Monday, 13 September 2010

Mike retrofits his new home: first up, cavity wall insulation

Over the last few weeks, Mike Pepler, our UK Awards Manager, has begun retrofitting his new home to impressive eco-standards. He’s just installed cavity wall insulation and has a great detailed account of it in his blog ... next, he's installing solar thermal panels and a wood gas stove with a back boiler. What's most inspiring about the work that Mike's doing is that, because he logs and sources all his own wood, he’ll be almost self-sufficient in heating his home and and will have paid back his outlays, including the plumbing work, in less than 10 years.

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