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

 

Items from CCF supporters on making your home more energy-efficient and comfortable:


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

Downloads:
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.


Awnings (330x500)DIY Awnings

Stay cooler in a heatwave
– which will probably be more frequently with climate change:

Tom & Anne Bragg 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 description [PDF 143KB]


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