5 Easy steps to improve dwelling EPC rating for MEES Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

5 Easy Steps to Improve an EPC rating From 1 April, private rented sector properties that are let on assured or regulated tenancies (subject to certain criteria) need to be Band E minimum if the property is being let on a new tenancy. If you are a landlord and own an F or G band…

Great buildings with good air tightness in Cumbria

Maybe it’s just the time of year, but I’ve been particularly busy with air tightness tests over the last couple of weeks. For some reason, they seem to have been in the north of Cumbria – Carlisle, Workington, Penrith, Kirkby Stephen or further afield like Manchester or Leeds! It would be great to be doing…

Great trip last month down to the Centre for Alternative Technology to lecture to MSc students

I had a great trip down to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) last month to lecture to the MSc Architecture student and MSc Sustainability & Adaptation. I spent two days with the students covering the basics of thermal imaging and carrying out an air tightness testing practical – to demonstrate the benefits of air tightness testing existing buildings!

Air tightness tested amazing holiday accommodation in central Lake District

A few weeks ago, I tested the most amazing holiday accommodation – Riverside Terrace at Stepping Stones – it is between Ambleside and Rydal in the Central Lake District. The building (3 separate units) is part circular, beautifully designed and has the most amazing views – as well as stunning environmental credentials.  I would love to stay there!!!