Articles & advice

Home Insulation, Energy Saving Trust
Draught-proofing your home, Energy Saving Trust
DIY Draught-Proofing  Centre for Sustainable Energy
Draught-Proofing Older Buildings   Historic England
Numerous Home Energy Resources  Centre for Sustainable Energy

Underfloor-YesGet Snug with Under-floor Insulation

Tom & Anne Bragg’s experience of insulating under their ground floors, including:

  • your choice of techniques
  • DIY or with professional help
  • Practical detail for DIY

Tom’s Aug’13 article  See comments here on Green Building Forum
 Anne’s newer method, lifting a floorboard every 1.2m

Another professional method is Retrovive from Devana Insulation.  They take up some floorboards, suspend a net “hammock” under the floor between them, into which they blow Warmcel cellulose insulation.

DIY Awnings

Tom Bragg & Anne Miller describe DIY awnings that can easily be put up and taken down, as needed.  They provide shade for south-facing windows, making the rooms inside much more comfortable.
They may even give you some shade outside too.
Download the PDF description

NEW Video showing how the upper-floor and ground-floor awnings are deployed:

Keeping Cool in a Heatwave  with practical advice

DIY Fanned Radiator– increase the heat output of a radiator by adding 12V fans

If you have any articles or advice to add, please email Tom Bragg