Category Archives: Solar thermal

R-ECO installed three large Viriidan solar thermal panels which are integrated into the roof. To avoid over heating in the summer we have an underfloor heating circuit in our wood store to help dry out the logs.

How can I super insulate my roof – part three: roof covering & solar

Insulation is more effective if wind is prevented from blowing through it.  We therefore taped all the joints of the roofing membrane to try to keep the loft wind-tight. All the joints had to be taped with the extremely sticky … Continue reading

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How can I heat my super insulated house – part one

Whilst working at the Energy Saving Co-operative I learnt a lot from the Technical Lead Steve Harris.  Steve was the Head of Low Carbon Technology at the Energy Saving Trust, he worked with Bill Dunster on  BedZed and also with … Continue reading

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