BUILDING SENSE News

Join HGN Building Sense this Saturday 29 October 11am – 3pm at Staunton on Wye
Stay warm indoors — a comfortable home as fuel bills rise
Staunton on Wye Village Hall (Weaver’s Orchard, Staunton on Wye HR4 7LR)
Pop in to hear a range of talks and chat with the exhibiting energy specialists to learn more about keeping your home warmer this winter. From easy fixes to large-scale building retrofit.

TALKS:

  • Winterproof your home (Jackie Jones from HGN Building Sense)
  • An introduction to retrofit (Chris Holmes, Senior Domestic Energy Assessor at Severn Wye Energy Agency)
  • My retrofit story – turning an old stone house into a home for the future (Alex Fornal)
  • The new economics of solar PV (Gordon Coppock, HGN and KLEEN)
  • Plus What thermal imaging can reveal about your home

EXHIBITS:
Meet advisers from Keep Herefordshire Warm, see exhibits from Building Sense, FutureReadyHomes, Moneybox Credit Union (green loans). Refreshments provided (packed lunches welcome).
This is a Jarvis Charities’ Tackling Fuel Poverty event.


HEREFORDSHIRE GREEN DOORS

With just one weekend of this year’s Herefordshire Green Doors left, it’s your last chance to get inspiration and information from those that have already made their homes more comfortable, sustainable and cheaper to run. We’ve got not just one, but three passive house standard properties in Ledbury, Malvern and near Kington to share with you, a DIY retrofit of a 19th century stone cottage in Peterchurch and a 19th century stone cottage with green tech additions in Woonton. Click here for the website for more information including addresses and opening times.


BUILDING SENSE EVENTS

One year on — living with an air source heat pump
31st October 1.00pm | webinar
Heat pumps and solar PV continue to attract attention but lots of people want to know just how well they perform. Join our lunchtime talk as Dave Green explains what its actually like to live with an air source heat pump in a 1930’s semi in Shrewsbury. Home energy professional Dave had an air source heat pump installed in his 1930’s semi in May 2021 as part of a staged home retrofit project. He’s been monitoring his home’s energy performance since its installation and shares his findings. To find out more and book, Click here.


Air source heat pumps — a professional view on getting them right
Recording | webinar | Click here to view
We had almost 70 people join our webinar with heat pump manufacturer Daikin earlier this month. Hear what they had to say and their answers to your questions.


BUILDING SENSE RESOURCES

WINTER PROOFING – SIMPLE FIXES
Our website has a number of resources to help you keep warm for less this winter including draught proofing, secondary glazing, changes you can make to your boiler settings and how you can live more energy efficiently.