Update May 2014: the state of sustainable building standards in B&NES

Background Transition Bath have been working over the last 2 years to support the council in imposing more sustainable building standards in B&NES. Currently the council imposes Code for Sustainable Homes level 5 on most new developments but this is under threat: the current coalition government, under pressure from the large house builders is attempting […]

Thermal Imaging: Heat from Radiator seens from outside of Gerogian house

Thermal Image of a Radiator from outside a building

This radiator is visible from outside of Georgian home in Bath before a radiator reflector was installed. This issue is seen on many older homes in Bath which have solid walls which easily conduct heat to the outside world. A radiator reflector can be fitted in 2 minutes for as little of £3 and save […]

Thermal Imaging: Draughty door

Draughts around outside doors

Draughts around outside doors is a common problem in many, particularly older properties Example 1 In this property there are draughts around the bottom and sides of the door, and even a vertical split in the wooden inset panel which was not visible with out the thermal imaging camera. Potential solutions in this case include: Applying […]

Thermal Imaging: Heat from Radiator seens from outside of Gerogian house

Technical Analysis of Radflek’s Radiator Reflectors

Summary It is estimated that by installing £3 of radiator reflector on a radiator on a solid walled house that perhaps £4 in gas can be saved each year. So for a typical house with 5 radiators attached to outside walls this saving could be £20 per year. For better insulated wall constructions the savings […]