Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of retro-fitting my home?

Lower fuel bills and a warmer more comfortable home free from damp.

When is the best time to carry out a Retro-fit project?

In most cases small projects or improvements to a specific room can be done any time, as long as the room is empty.

Every effort is made to protect floor coverings and to minimise any dust or mess.

Larger projects and whole house projects are best carried out when a property is empty and at the beginning of a renovation project.

What sort of thermal projects are most cost effective?

Underfloor insulation: When combined with replacement floor joists and floor coverings. If a floor is rotten and needs replacing in any case, then why not add effective insulation at the same time.

Sloping ceiling and attic room insulation: Old ceilings are often replaced or renovated so it makes sense to add insulation at the same time. This is the most cost effective way to make an attic room warmer.

New A-rated windows: Available in PVCu, timber or more contemporary aluminium. If windows are to be replaced in any case, making them A-rated make sense and will save money in the long run.

Internal and external wall insulation: The most cost effective time to incorporate insulation into an older home is when major works are to be planned. Incorporating internal thermal boards make sense when walls have to be re-plastered, or when they are damp.

Is retro-fitting my home going to be expensive?

We aim to provide cost effective solutions. Our prices are competitive and are more affordable when the work is undertaken at an early stage or as part of a renovation project.

Will retro-fitting my home save me money?

Providing the renovation work is carried out by experts and to high standards, then significant savings can be made.

We ensure that the specification is correct and only use the best materials for the job.

Fuel bills will be lower and significant savings will be made for years to come. It's not unusual for fuel bills to be reduced by over 50% on some projects and this can be higher on whole house projects.

How do you insulate an older home?

The process starts with a detailed assessment of a home's potential. A top to bottom review will highlight areas of most potential and using thermal imaging cameras can identify areas of most heat loss.

We use materials and techniques that are sympathetic to period properties and older homes and where possible saving period features.

How do I stop damp and mould?

We start with a full damp and mould inspection of the home, undertaking a range of specialist services to combat damp and condensation in older homes. For example ventilation systems and heat recovery systems along with insulation systems designed for older homes.

We only use materials that are designed and manufactured for older properties.

What type of windows would you recommend for my Victorian terrace?

Older homes are often most suited to timber frames. Modern manufacturing techniques and factory applied paint systems give a much longer life expectancy than was possible in the past.

Sliding sash frames can be made to order in timber and to match any existing windows.

We supply and fit A-rated energy efficient windows as standard in both timber or aluminium, which are often best suited for older period houses. And for more modern homes we supply PVCu windows.

Bi-folding door systems are manufactured in aluminium. Feature entrance doors are made in aluminium, timber and PVCu, all to A-rated and high performance standards.

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