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Old House Eco Handbook: A Practical Guide to Retrofitting for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Author/EditorHunt, Roger (Author)
Suhr, Marianne (Author)
Suhr, Marianne (Author)
ISBN: 9780711239777
Pub Date17/09/2019
BindingHardback
Pages208
EditionRevised Ed
Dimensions (mm)269(h) * 250(w)
The essential guide to retrofitting old houses to be energy efficient and sustainable. Now revised and updated throughout.
$56.25
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How should we go about making old houses energy efficient without devaluing future sustainability or the appeal and character of old homes by the use of inappropriate solutions?

This practical and essential guide to retrofitting for energy-efficiency seeks to provide answers to this and other the questions homeowners of old houses are asking. Whether your house is medieval and timber-framed, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian terrace, it can be made more energy-efficient and sustainable, and this practical and comprehensive handbook will show you how.

Updated throughout for in a new edition, Old House Eco Handbook includes chapters on the building envelope; roofs and ceilings; windows and doors; walls; floors; paints; energy and water; plus a brand new chapter on retrofit materials. This is a must have for owners of old houses looking to make their homes more energy-efficient and sustainable.

How should we go about making old houses energy efficient without devaluing future sustainability or the appeal and character of old homes by the use of inappropriate solutions?

This practical and essential guide to retrofitting for energy-efficiency seeks to provide answers to this and other the questions homeowners of old houses are asking. Whether your house is medieval and timber-framed, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian terrace, it can be made more energy-efficient and sustainable, and this practical and comprehensive handbook will show you how.

Updated throughout for in a new edition, Old House Eco Handbook includes chapters on the building envelope; roofs and ceilings; windows and doors; walls; floors; paints; energy and water; plus a brand new chapter on retrofit materials. This is a must have for owners of old houses looking to make their homes more energy-efficient and sustainable.

Roger Hunt, co-author (with Marianne Suhr) of Old House Handbook, is an award-winning writer and blogger with a particular interest in sustainable and vernacular architecture and the materials and techniques used in construction. He is the author of Rural Britain: Then and Now, a celebration of the British countryside, Villages of England and Hidden Depths, an archaeological exploration of Surrey's past. He lectures on building-related issues, is a judge of annual awards for new housing and serves on the editorial board of the SPAB magazine. His latest renovation project is a 1900 house on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA. Marianne Suhr is a Chartered Building Surveyor specialising in the repair of historic buildings. After a scholarship with the SPAB, she worked for seven years in architectural practice, then full-time on hands-on repair projects including three very different old houses. For the SPAB she has run over 40 homeowners' courses and numerous 'limedays'. She is co-author (with Roger Hunt) of Old House Handbook, and has written and lectured extensively. A co-presenter of three series of BBC2's Restoration, she recently set up the Old House Consultancy, advising on repairs and alterations in the Oxfordshire locality.

Contents The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Foreword by Kevin McCloud Advisory note Preface 1 Old houses can be green 2 Old house to eco house 3 The building envelope 4 Retrofit materials 5 Roofs and ceilings 6 Windows and doors 7 Walls 8 Floors 9 Paints 10 Energy, air and water 11 Old house for the future Acknowledgements & Picture credits Index

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