Ecological Building Systems
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Ecological Building Systems are delighted to add Frank Cooney of Cooney Architects to our list of expert speakers at next week's Retrofit Masterclass. Cooney Architects have almost twenty years of experience designing and completing sustainable, energy efficient, beautiful green buildings.
Moving from Greece just two months ago, my first concern regarding the house I live in Dalston was how to heat it when the bespoke Cumbrian winter time comes. The second concern was how to commute to work in Cardewlees without the need of using a car. My worries became even bigger when I read on CAfS website that generally a large percentage of the housing stock in Cumbria is off the gas and hard to heat and that transport in rural areas is really poor! It seems that these are not my concerns only but also lots of people’s that live and work in the area!
Retrofitting thermal insulation in buildings presents a unique opportunity to significantly reduce heat losses, improve comfort and reduce fuel bills. This new training course will provide a unique opportunity to see the latest developments in low energy retrofits. The course also covers Passivhaus and Enerphit principles and provides guidance on how to optimise specifications to offset condensation risk.
In our latest blog Darren O'Gorman (Technical Support Engineer) answers some common questions asked about the cost of making a building airtight. These questions include What savings can be made by making a dwelling airtight, What airtightness should one be aiming for and is there a problem with a building being to airtight
Ecological Building Systems UK Ltd are looking forward to hosting three workshops as part of Cumbria Green Build Festival held from the 19th – 25th September 2016. A whole host of events is planned around Cumbria, organised by CAFS – Cumbria Action for Sustainability
We've been stocking Thermo-Jute 100 insulation here in Cumbria for some time now. We've always loved its up-cycled credentials coupled with its performance values. But what has Thermo-Jute got to do with chocolate? Well read all about it here, it's a great story!
Masonry construction is still the most common method of building in Ireland & the UK. It is widely accepted that to attain optimum levels of airtightness in masonry construction the internal block must be plastered continuously with a suitable plaster layer. In order to limit air leakage, it is critical that the plaster on the inside of external walls is continuous and bonds to adjacent building elements continuously without gaps or cracks occurring.