Turn your dreams into reality. If you’re building a new home, it could stay warm all year round with minimal energy input. Detailed calculations are needed to ensure the design uses about 1/10th the energy of a typical house while keeping you warm in winter without overheating in the summer. Tim has completed energy calculations in PHPP for over 30 projects. Sometimes this includes measuring up and drawing house plans.
If you’re thinking of improving your home, expertise can help you make the right decisions for a result you’ll love. Tim worked as a Retrofit Co-ordinator with RetrofitWorks on the Greater London Authority’s ‘Warmer Homes’ scheme. Existing homes have thermal bridges and he has calculated around 80 in THERM.
PHPP users will find this add-on saves you a lot of time. Tim is the author of this software and also a tutor for the AECB Carbonlite retrofit course. It gives a whole set of tools to streamline PHPP and adds daylighting, costing and embodied CO2.
What retrofit can do for you – comfort, warmth, low bills…
● warmer home with more even temperature
● eliminate mould (a cause of childhood asthma)
● stylish and smart appearance of the building
● improve the air quality and have warmer fresh air with heat recovery ventilation (MVHR)
● cost effective – repairs may be needed anyway, improving warmth doesn’t cost much extra
● cost effective – retrofits pay for themselves over their lifetime
● protect yourself from future energy price rises
● reduce CO2 emissions to protect our future
● reduce noise, triple glazing reduces road, train or aircraft noise
Many home owners, when interviewed about their retrofit in 2017 for Transition Stroud, would have done it slightly differently. Some found it colder than they were expecting – going for Building Regs minimum standard won’t give you a warm home. We give indicative costs associated with your choices so you can get the best result for your budget and circumstances.
Tim Martel BSc BA MCIAT CEPHD
Chartered Architectural Technologist