Period Property Energy Advice
As energy prices continue to rise and global warming becomes increasingly more of a concern, we are all starting to look more critically at our lives and ask what we can do to make our homes more energy efficient.
Modern homes are relatively simple to improve but making period properties presents much more of a challenge.
“Improvements” often associated with thermal efficiency gain such as double glazing, loft insulation and wall claddings are great for more modern homes but can be disastrous for period properties.
Inappropriate advice can lead to thousands of pounds being spent on alterations that have an inverse effect on a period home, sometimes creating breeding grounds for damp, rot and insect attack.
It is therefore crucial that owners of period properties seek advice from professionals with appropriate knowledge and experience.
Natural materials such as sheep’s wool, cork, cotton fibre and wood chip can be incorporated into homes to improve their thermal efficiency instead of modern materials that are inappropriate for period properties.