Mon 19 Sep 2022, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Lots of interesting detail on how Ralph designed and implemented this beautiful high-performance retrofit.
In 1984 Ralph and Jenny bought their 1600 timber-frame house in the beautiful Suffolk village of Hartest, very quickly getting to work pulling off the Victorian brick cladding, and building a modern extension for cooking and washing. In 1999 they expanded further, building a hempcrete extension, becoming early UK pioneers of this technique. For Ralph, an architect, co-authoring the LETI Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide prodded him to consider what else he could do. So he began planning a deep green retrofit of the main 17th century home, with improved insulation, flooring and glazing throughout. The retrofit will be completed in 2022.
Ralph says: “It’s important to have a home which is healthy and beautiful, and feels fresh, yet has stable temperatures and remains well connected to the outside. The renovations have resulted in a massive boost to our mental well being! We now enjoy far higher levels of comfort and lower running costs.”
This was a really informative, inspiring online tour, with Ralph
Key Features of this home
1 hour online tour, running:
Ralph also gave an In-person Tour of his home on Sat 1 Oct 2022, 10:30am – 12:30pm