retrofit

Social Housing provider & Kensa aspire to energy efficient retrofit

Retrofit programme meets customer demand and fits ground source technology. Aspire Housing has just completed a programme to deliver significantly lower running costs to customers living in fifteen properties at Ashley.  Not only is the fabric of these post-war Airey Houses being improved to reduce energy demand, new ground source heat pumps now also deliver […]

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Getting fit for retrofit

Much of the UK’s housing stock, particularly homes that are off the gas grid, present a challenge to the drive towards improved energy efficiency. However, as oil prices continue to rise and resources become scarcer, practical alternatives need to be found. The performance of renewable heating and hot water systems in older properties was not […]

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Alumet’s new state of the art façade

Alumet’s new façade on display at the Retrofit Showcase Alumet’s new state of the art façade is starting to make waves in the construction industry. The retrofit system installed at the company’s Warwickshire headquarters earlier this year was named as the ‘non-domestic retrofit project of the year’ at the recent inaugural Retro Expo awards. The […]

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Storage solutions

Fitting hot water storage vessels and cold water storage cisterns brings its own challenges. Robin Oakley reviews what should be considered when installing new or retrofit equipment in a traditional low pressure system. Many new entrants to the plumbing industry may find that their on-site training has been limited to mains-fed pressurised hot and cold […]

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