Retrofit

What is retrofit?

Retrofit refers to the strategic improvement of existing buildings, so that they are better able to meet modern energy efficiency standards.

Update on EPC reform and Heat in Buildings legislation 
Update on EPC reform and Heat in Buildings legislation 

In 2023, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on legislation to reform Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). The drivers for reforming EPCs were based on the following recommendations from the Climate…

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Fabric first and retrofit in tenement buildings
Fabric first and retrofit in tenement buildings

What is fabric-first, and how can you retrofit an older tenement building? What should you prioritise? We answer these questions and more in this webinar. Learn about sustainable maintenance and retrofit from tenement experts, and ask our live panel about how you can organise and perform retrofit in your property.

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Energy efficiency in tenement flats
Energy efficiency in tenement flats

Scottish tenements can be made more energy-efficient, however, it will take owners being informed and working together to make this change. In this webinar, we discuss energy-efficient tenements and what changes you can make today for the future.

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Energy efficiency improvements
Energy efficiency improvements

Adding insulation and draught-proofing can save money and the planet but in traditional buildings this needs to be tackled with care to avoid creating dampness in your home. Whatever your…

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Insulating traditional solid walls
Insulating traditional solid walls

Recent research suggests that traditional solid stone or brick walls provide better insulation than was once thought. Given the decorative disruption caused in insulating walls and the need to treat…

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Insulation vs ventilation etc: How buildings ‘work’ in relation to retrofit
Insulation vs ventilation etc: How buildings ‘work’ in relation to retrofit

EdinBRIC recently held a well-attended hybrid event on insulation and ventilation, with expert speaker Jon Stinson of Building Research Solutions. His presentation discussed the principles of building physics in relation to domestic energy efficiency and retrofit. 

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Loft insulation
Loft insulation

25% of heat loss is through the roof, however, before starting to lay insulation, make sure your slates, roof tiles, flashings, and chimneyheads aren't leaking before you start as wet…

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Using traditional building methods
Using traditional building methods

Tenement buildings can often require specialist builders who use traditional building methods. In this webinar, we will be joined by traditional building professionals who will advise you on how to find a contractor who uses traditional building methods and inform you on other aspects such as contracts and commissioning.

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Influencing retrofit policy
Influencing retrofit policy

In a recent episode of the Zero Ambitions Podcast, Gillian Campbell, joined the hosts to discuss her recent work with the EHA on retrofit policy and what’s needed to make it work. Retrofit entails making changes to an existing building with new materials, technology, or features that may not have necessarily been available previously.

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Scottish Government EPC reform consultation
Scottish Government EPC reform consultation

The Scottish Government has released a consultation paper setting out proposals to reform domestic and non-domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). EPCs provide properties with an energy efficiency rating and communicate to households and building owners the performance of their building.

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The energy-efficient improvements you can make today
The energy-efficient improvements you can make today

Did you know there are some energy-efficient improvements you can make to ensure your flat stays warm over winter? Take a look at our information to see what changes you…

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Efficient heating systems
Efficient heating systems

It's not the only energy efficiency measure you can adopt but it is certain to improve your EPC rating if your boiler was installed some years ago. Boilers Your boiler…

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Your tenement may have a basement, sometimes used for living accommodation or sometimes used for storage, cellars or wash-houses. These buildings will often also have a 'dunny' between the basement…

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Energy efficiency improvements

Adding insulation and draught-proofing can save money and the planet but in…

2560 1707 Under One Roof

Insulating traditional solid walls

Recent research suggests that traditional solid stone or brick walls provide better…

2560 1707 Under One Roof

Flat roofs

Flat roofs can be found on buildings of all ages. They can…

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Asphalt flat roofs

On stone tenements, asphalt roofs are found on: 'high backs' - raised backcourt…

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